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WHO'S WHO

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Beccy Ratcliff

House Cafe Minister (p/t)

Beccy joined Christ Church in 1993 and is married to Mark. They have four grown up children - Martha, Rosie, Annie and Wilf. Originally working as a midwife in Bath and London, Beccy is passionate about managing her team of volunteers to create the warm welcome and spiritual hub of our community cafe, The House.

After Jesus, knitting, reading and cooking are high on Beccy's list of priorities.

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Celeste Tilley

Communications Officer (p/t)

Celeste is married to Tim and they have two daughters - Keziah and Beulah. Celeste was invited by a friend to attend a Youth Houseparty when she was 13 and has been worshipping at Christ Church ever since, after becoming a Christian at 14.  Celeste loves her role as Communications Officer, keeping the church family and community connected.  She is always happy to hear from you so don't be shy if you have a query!

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Chris Edwards

Associate Vicar

Chris loved being part of the Christ Church family while training for ordination, and was delighted to return in 2021 to serve as Associate Vicar. He grew up in Lancashire, is married to Karen, and they have two teenage children - Zoe and Joseph. Among other things, Chris loves Jesus, music, fresh air, and trying to mend things.  He'd love you to get plugged into a Life Group to study God's Word with friends during the week - contact him to find out more.

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Claire Hammer

Finance Administrator (p/t)

Claire was a member of CCC for many years before setting off with a team to plant Grace Church Highlands back in 2007 with husband Jeff and their girls. Claire loves crunching the numbers and works as our Finance Administrator part time.  She is very happy to help anyone with their financial giving, and provides invaluable support to our Treasurer, Mike Slevin.  

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David Gibson

Music Minister

David proudly hails from Bangor, Northern Ireland and before joining the staff at Christ Church Cockfosters in 2019, he studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and worked freelance in Manchester. David is married to Katy and together with Isaac, and Coco the dog, they enjoy serving the church family together.  David leads our young adults Life Group, alongside overseeing our music and AV ministry and many other things! 

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Duncan Gitu

Events Support (p/t)

Duncan is married to Juliette and, along with their four children, they have been members of our church family for many years. Duncan provides support and cleaning services for many of our venue bookings ensuring our premises can be a blessing to the local community.

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Elia Casotti

Deputy House Cafe Minister and Site Manager (p/t)

As Deputy House Café Minister, Elia brings an Italian flavour to our church catering events. With a background in event catering and café management, he is no stranger to laying on a spread. He has been a member of Christ Church for many years and is married to Joelle & they have two daughters - Sofia and Elisa.

Elia loves to tell others about the good news of Jesus and he is very rarely without a smile on his face as he serves his church family in and around our buildings.

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Jonathon Burrows

Youth Minister

Jonathon joined the staff team as our Youth Minister in January 2021.  He brings with him his wife, Sarah, and their young children, Rosie, Zac, Bella and Hattie.  Jonathon's main focus is training, equipping and growing our team of youth leaders, supporting parents as they seek to disciple their children and seeking to reach out to the youth in the community with the good news of Jesus.  He loves meeting new people so do come and say hi!

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Jon Tuckwell

Vicar

Jon is married to Ruth and they have three teenage children, Josh, Noah & Esther.  Before moving to Cockfosters in 2018, they lived in Cambridge where Jon had been on staff at Christ Church Cambridge.  Jon trained for ordination at Oak Hill Theological College and prior to that worked as a medical device engineer.  He still loves making (and breaking) things and often has a DIY project on the go.  He also enjoys travelling and playing almost any sport – especially tennis and cricket.

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Karen Sleeman

Pastoral Associate (p/t)

Karen is our Pastoral Associate for families, and provides counselling for families together, or individually for parents, children and adolescents. Karen has training in child and adolescent mental health and family therapy and has completed the Biblical Counselling UK Church-based Intern Scheme. She is placed in her local CAMHS family therapy clinic and is also a visiting lecturer at Oak Hill Theological College. She and her husband Matthew have five children and love worshipping Jesus with us here at Cockfosters!

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Marion Poojari

Pastoral Associate (p/t)

Marion is married to Mitesh and they have two boys Mibhar and Mishkaan.

They moved from India in 2019 for Mitesh's job. Marion is a teacher by profession and loves singing and spending time with family and friends.

Marion serves on the staff team as the Pastoral Associate for Welcoming and enjoys helping people settle into the church family.

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Seb Powell

Ministry Trainee

Originally from South Africa, Seb moved to Cockfosters in 2022 and having spent a year perfecting his barista skills, has joined the staff team as full time Ministry Trainee, spending a day a week studying at Cornhill Bible College.  Seb enjoys watching sport, catching up with friends, serving others and eating!  So if you'd like to invite him round for lunch, he won't say no.

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Tom Inman

Children and Families' Minister

Tom is married to Roo and they have two little boys, Moses and Jasper. Tom trained and worked as a Speech and Language Therapist before moving into full-time church work. He worked as a Youth Worker at a church in Hertfordshire before taking up this role at Christ Church. He'll play any sport with a ball, but since marrying Roo, he seems to have found himself spending a lot more time enjoying countryside walks and period dramas!  Please do contact Tom if you'd like to know more about our children and families ministries here at CCC.

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Vava Tsioupra

Operations Manager

Vava is a North Londoner, married to Elena, with two daughters. Originally working as an audio engineer, he completed an MBA going on to manage various businesses including his own as a partner. Before joining CCC, he was an Operations Director for a manufacturing company in Dunstable. Football injuries have led Vava to take up golf, currently not that successfully! He is a lifelong fan of Spurs and loves reading and barbecuing for friends and family. Vava started his journey as a Christian after attending a men’s breakfast at another church and loves being part of the CCC team that runs the same event here.

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Nicki Hooke

Church Warden

Nicki is married to David, and they have three grown up sons. Alongside teaching flute and theory in local schools, and singing whenever the opportunity arises, Nicki works with David for the Asaph Christian Trust, sharing the good news about Jesus through musical presentations and concerts. Nicki grew up in Sheffield, but has lived in North London, and been a member of Christ Church, for nearly 30 years. She loves a good chat, especially over coffee and cake in the House Café, and is delighted (if somewhat surprised!) to be serving God and her church family as Church Warden.

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Matt Lanstone

Church Warden

Matt is married to Jacs and they have three sons. After a career in the oil and gas sector, Matt recently made a career shift and is now studying full time at Oak Hill Theological College. He is a keen cyclist, a passionate rugby supporter and a patient Spurs fan. Matt became a Christian in his mid-30s and has enjoyed a number of roles at Christ Church including Life Group leader, Treasurer, and Pathfinders leader and now Church Warden.

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