Leadership

The church is primarily led by a group of elders, ably supported by a group of trustees.

The elders are responsible for the church’s vision and spiritual direction, its teaching, and the pastoral care of its members.

The trustees take a lead in matters relating to policies, finance, and buildings.

The fellowship also has a ‘leaders team’ who oversee a range of the church’s ministries, including youth and children’s work, outreach to the community, missions, and special events.

Chris Spracklen : Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Chris has a passion for carefully explaining and applying the Bible’s ageless truth and is responsible for more than half of the Sunday morning talks. He has served  MCF since September 2000 and, prior to that, pastored a similar church in Exeter. Chris has been married to Carole for 39 years and they have two married sons, two wonderful daughter-in-laws, and four gorgeous grandchildren ~ three in London, Ontario, and the other one in Martock.

His recent reading includes ‘If God is good …’, by Randy Alcorn; ‘God is for us’, by Simon Ponsonby; ‘Canoeing the mountains’, by Tod Bolsinger; and ‘Emerging Church Theology’, by Jeremy Bouma.

Chris is also passionate about photography and unwinds best with a camera in his hand. You can see some of his photos here: http://www.pbase.com/moorlands/  He also plays guitar and enjoys his monthly evening out with the Exeter based ‘Fun Band’.

 

Jamie Bruce : Youth Pastor

Jamie’s main responsibility is working with the young people in Martock – both in the church and outside of it – providing teaching and mentoring support.At MCF Jamie runs ‘Lazers’ on Sunday mornings, ‘YouthPlus’ on Sunday evenings, and ‘Rock Solid’ on Friday evenings. He also heads up the team that runs ‘ArchiesXtra’ at the Martock Rec each Thursday evening.

Jamie is a keen sportsman who plays golf and football. He’s married to Bec, who works as an occupational therapist and supports Jamie with the youth programme.

 

Elders

Jamie Bruce

Akin George

Phil Reed

Paul Sherriff

Jerry Slade (chair)

Chris Spracklen (secretary)

Leaders’ Team

Angela Brett

Jamie Bruce

Pippa Davies

Akin George

Kathy Maple

Phil Reed

Naomi Sherriff (secretary)

Paul Sherriff

Jerry Slade

Chris Spracklen (chair)

Trustees

Angela Brett (chair)

Jeremy Reid

Ian Rumbelow

Shirley Wilson-Chalon (treasurer)