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Elders and Wives

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Dan & Hannah Baptist

Lead Elder

Dan moved to East Grinstead in 2010 to study theology and serve JCC. Having completed his three years studying in the Church he then returned to work on a building site as Site Assistant for a creative team based in Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks. In 2016, Dan returned to work at JCC, becoming Associate Pastor. In 2018/2019 Dan took over the Lead Elder/Pastor role from Simon Elliott, to head up the team and church. Dan married Hannah in 2014 and they have a little girl. He enjoys snowboarding in the Alps or surfing at the coast (if time and money allows!) Dan is also a member of the EG rugby team and is enjoying using his building knowledge to develop his own house.

Hannah is a trustee and has been on staff at JCC since February 2016 as Head of Administration and Logistics for the church and community centre. Previously Hannah worked as a lawyer and has 10 years’ experience in private client law. She grew up in East Grinstead, married Dan in 2014 and is mum to their little girl. Dan and Hannah enjoy travelling together and building work on their home.

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Sam & Grace Kusu Orkar

Elder

Sam and Grace Orkar moved to East Grinstead in 2010 and enjoyed fellowship at JCC prior to Sam joining the eldership team in 2015. Sam is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the world-renowned Queen Victoria Hospital and McIndoe Surgical Centre. He enjoys watching football and athletics, and listening to Gospel and Jazz music. Grace works part-time for the NHS as a Clinical Pharmacist and also manages their private business. She enjoys singing, reading, playing badminton and being a homemaker. They have four children. Whenever possible, Sam and Grace enjoy travelling together and have a real passion for prayer.

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Pete & Abi Cowley

Elder

Pete Cowley joined the eldership team in 2015 but has been part of the JCC community for many years as he was born and bred in East Grinstead. He currently leads one of our three worship bands. He works in Crawley for a flight planning company and enjoys travelling when the opportunity arises. Pete enjoys playing guitar, football and his favourite ice cream Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough! Abi moved from Manchester to East Grinstead to do an internship with the church in 2001. She met and married Pete, and now spends her time home educating their three girls and enjoying nature.

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Matt and Lizzy

Elder

Matt Hoyes is from Grantham and moved to East Grinstead in 2004. He started serving on our youth team in 2005, was appointed JCC’s 0-18’s Pastor in 2016 and became an elder in 2019. Matt has a real passion to see evangelism thrive throughout the local church. His working background is in aviation and care work, and he is a huge fan of almost any collision and contact sport. Matt met Lizzy on their Impact year volunteering at JCC in 2009. She moved to East Grinstead and they married in 2011. Lizzy is a qualified Dental Nurse and has a background working with special needs children. She loves all thing bake off related. They have two sons and love adventuring with them…especially if mud is involved!

Trustees

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Mark Berry

Chair of Trustees

As well as being Chair of Trustees at Jubilee Mark has a number of roles and has been involved in church leadership for many years. He and his wife Mandy lead a community group and Mandy is part of Jubilee’s welcome team on a Sunday. Mark is a head of service for Epsom and Ewell Borough Council and is passionate about sustainable development. Mandy is an administrator in a local community centre providing day care for the elderly. They have two daughters, Emma and Rosanna, who have now both graduated from university and live elsewhere.

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Cris Payne

Trustee

Cris is an ex-teacher and a key trustee. She heads up Jubilee’s Safeguarding team and actively supports the team in the office in any way she can. She is also Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Newground and heads up Safeguarding at the Newground Ashburnham conferences. She and her husband Martin were married in the church and have been members for over 30 years. Martin leads one of our welcome teams and advises on the fabric of the building. Since their three children have grown and left home, they have fully exploited their freedom to travel!

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Pauline Harris

Finance Manager/ Trustee

Pauline is a trustee and has been part of the staff team since 2018 as Finance Manager. She has over 25 years’ experience in various finance roles and is currently overhauling our finance systems and processes to ensure we are fit for the future. Pauline also serves our preschool children on our Sparklers team. She is married and has two grown up daughters.

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Mark Harvey

Trustee

Mark became a trustee in 2019. He has been Chair of trustees for East Grinstead Foodbank. Mark is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants and worked in the investment and insurance world before setting up his own financial services company. Mark his married to Jenny, they have three sons and seven grandchildren. Mark is passionate about the local church, he also likes watching football (Arsenal!) when he can.

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Dave Pennington

Trustee

Dave became a trustee in 2019. He has lived in East Grinstead since 2014. Dave works for Balfour Beatty as a Quality Manager, which sees him travelling around the country visiting their many office locations. Previously he lived in Orpington where he was a trustee and treasurer of Hope Church for 13 years. Dave is married to Pam and they have grown-up twin daughters and two grandchildren, all members of JCC. He likes DIY and watching rugby, having previously played.

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Hannah Baptist

Head of Admin & Logistics / Trustee

Hannah is a Trustee and has been on staff at JCC since February 2016 as the Head of Administration and Logistics for the church and community centre. Previously Hannah worked in a law firm as a lawyer and has 10 years’ experience in private client law. Hannah is married to Dan, and they enjoy travelling together, and building work on their project home. Hannah leads a community group and a cluster, oversees the welcome teams, as well as being involved in various other areas of church life.

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Nate Down

Trustee

Nate joined as a trustee in 2019. He moved to East Grinstead in 2012 after completing a Business Management degree at the University of Brighton. Nate now works as a Portfolio Manager in London working with business change projects and programmes to develop strategies that enable cohesive delivery. He is married to Natalie and together they enjoy cooking, attending cooking classes, mixing cocktails and seeking the best coffee shops. Nate serves on the communications team, and on the Sunday welcome team with Natalie.

Staff

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Claire
Beattie

Seniors Pastoral Team Leader

Claire joined the staff team at JCC 30 years ago, initially to help with administration. This progressed to work with the over 65s, her main focus and passion for many years (especially now being in that age bracket!) Claire helps with short mat bowls, “Link-Up” (a monthly group for the over 65’s with lunch) and pastoral care.  Claire is married to Chris and together they enjoy walking and going to the theatre. She also enjoys craft, particularly sewing and knitting for the babies in the church.

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Matt
Hoyes

0-18's Pastor/ Elder

Matt Hoyes is from Grantham and moved to East Grinstead in 2004. He started serving on our youth team in 2005, was appointed JCC’s 0-18’s Pastor in 2016 and became an elder in 2019. Matt has a real passion to see evangelism thrive throughout the local church. His working background is in aviation and care work, and he is a huge fan of almost any collision and contact sport. Matt met Lizzy on their Impact year volunteering at JCC in 2009. She moved to East Grinstead and they married in 2011. Lizzy is a qualified Dental Nurse and has a background working with special needs children. She loves all thing bake off related. They have two sons and love adventuring with them…especially if mud is involved!

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Jonathan
Knight

Premises Supervisor

Jonathan spent most of his working life as an electrician and college lecturer before joining JCC in 2016 part-time as a volunteer worker. He now serves as JCC’s Caretaker with responsibility for the day-to-day upkeep of the building. Jonathan also carries out many building projects, making use of his construction background. As well as practical input, he is an active member at JCC serving and leading various community groups. Jonathan’s heart is to see the people who use our facilities develop their own personal relationship with God. Jonathan is married to Helen.

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Holly
Gunter

Building Manager

Holly manages the Jubilee Community Centre, dealing with the day to day running of the building, enabling the safe and efficient running of operations. Meeting and contacting hirers, Holly ensures the centre is a friendly, welcoming environment for our community. Holly is a member of JCC and serves both on the welcome team and helping lead a community group. She is married to Sam.

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Doug
Hedges

Receptionist / Administrator

Doug has been a member of JCC for 15 years. He works two days a week at JCC covering reception and administration duties. Doug enjoys the opportunity this gives to spend time with other Christians and grow in his relationship with God. He also spends time developing his private maths tutoring business and likes reading, walking and skiing. Doug is married to Helena and they have two children.

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Sue
Wood

Receptionist / Administrator

Sue is a retired teacher who works part time at JCC as a Receptionist/Administrator. She is married to Dave, a retired Commercial Airline Pilot. They are kept active and busy with their two children and four grandchildren. Sue has been a member of JCC for 20 years. She leads a community group, has a pastoral heart and serves on the prayer response team. Sue likes to travel the countryside with Dave in their recently acquired caravan.

Impacters

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Aurica
Koshyn

Impacter/ Intern

Aurica is one of our impacters for the year from Latvia. She’s a talented worship leader and speaks Latvian, Ukrainian, Russian and English.

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Sam
Narramore

Impacter / Intern

Sam became a christian in our youth 4 years ago. He’s a talented drummer who also helps with 0-18’s co-ordination. He manages our JCC instagram pages and helps give a unique and exciting look into life at JCC

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Cephas
Ruff

Intern

Cephas is from France. He’s doing an internship for 6 months to see what leadership skills he can bring back to his home church in Le Harve. He helps prepare resources for 0-18 all while bringing french finesse to everything he makes.