Staff, Elders & Team Leaders

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
 
Mat 3   Doug
Senior Minister
Mat Wilson

 

Youth and Communities Minister
Doug Sembuuze
I am married to Hannah and we have three kids. For a few years we lived in Albania as mission workers before I became Team Leader of a mission training college in Birmingham. I support Villa and enjoy a good curry night out!

 

I was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda. I moved to the UK in 2007 and during the first few years in England, I was a Youth Worker in the Liverpool and Knowsley area of Merseyside. I moved to Birmingham in 2012. I am married to the competitive and adventurous Bex and we have two boys. I enjoy playing music and taking part in competitive sports. I support Arsenal and my favourite sports are Basketball and Table Tennis.

 

 

 

LynnBraden

 

 
Church Children's Worker
Lynn Braden

 

 
I was born and raised in Ohio, USA, and have lived in the UK since 2014. Along with doing the children's work at church, I also co-lead a year 7-9 youth group and work in the community cafe at Rowheath. Since I’m American, it means that I have a funny accent, but please don’t hold that against me! I love sunny days, caramel lattes and good hugs.

 

 

 

 

 

TimHerbert3   AmdrewNoble2
Elder
Tim Herbert
  Elder
Andrew Noble
I spent 10 years working in a bank before feeling the calling to mission. In 2004 I started Syzygy Missions Support Network, which cares for and supports mission workers. I love gardening, cricket and skiing.   My wife Hannah and I have lived in Bournville since 2000, and our two girls have grown up here. I was born and brought up in Newcastle, and came to Birmingham for my work in the mid-90s. I work in the town centre as a solicitor, and when not doing lawyer and family stuff, I like to listen to and play music, tackle my jungle of a garden, and follow the highs and (more often) lows of Newcastle United. It's also been my privilege to serve as a trustee of Birmingham City Mission over the last few years.
     
LyndaRobinson2

 

MartinRobinson2
Elder
Lynda Robinson

 

Elder
Martin Robinson
I have been involved with PCC since the beginning where six of us met in our home way back in 1982 and as part of the leadership team since 2000. I have been married to Martin for over forty years and we have three adult children and four wonderful grandchildren. I grew up in Bournville Lane where my parents still live. I am now enjoying semi retirement working part time for ForMission College. I love to travel and my favourite place to be is France in the sun.

 

I am married to Lynda and we have lived in Bournville for more than thirty years. We have three grown-up children and now our grandchildren live nearby. I lead a college that helps to equip people for leadership. Alongside that role I love to write books and have the opportunity to travel and speak in various countries around the world.
     
AndySwinford

 

Karen
Elder
Andy Swinford

 

Elder
Karen Urwin
I have been an English teacher in secondary school since 1993. Before that I worked with people with learning disabilities. I particularly enjoy the writings of C. S. Lewis: my favourite is The Silver Chair. I grew up by the sea and love to walk the Dorset Downs.

 

I have been a member of Rowheath Pavilion Church since 2009. I was ordained in 2010 and I live in Kings Norton with two housemates and my dog. I love travelling, crafts, and early morning walks.

 

 

 

HannahHitchin   Stephen G
Global Mission
Hannah Hitchin
  Alpha
Stephen Gray
After growing up in Fleet, Hampshire, I spent a year serving with BMS World Mission on a Thailand Action Team in 2010, then studied Theology at Exeter University. I moved up to Brum in 2014 to serve as a Church Ministry Intern here at the Pav, and now I’m working as a Mission Mobiliser for Serving In Mission, UK. I love my job – working with those exploring a call to mission, supporting them from enquiry through to debrief, and partnering with Churches to send and receive equipped gospel workers to share the good news of Jesus. I love adventuring outdoors, being creative, and anything elephant related.   Born in Birmingham, I studied Japanese and have worked mainly in the engineering and software industries. Life has been a great adventure since Jesus came into my life when I was eighteen, and I love exploring  the meaning of life with the people who come on Alpha. I enjoy walking in the mountains. 
     

RachelRenfrew

 

 
Finance
Rachel Renfrew

 

 
Apart from three years in Durham, I spent all my life in Sutton Coldfield until 2010 when I crossed the city to South Birmingham to be part of the Pavilion Community, having worked for ForMission and Rowheath Pavilion for the previous three years. I am now a trustee of Rowheath as well as coordinating the finance for both the bar, café and charity. I have specialised in charity finance for many years and continue to be involved with many different organisations. I have three grown up children and two grandchildren.

 

 
     
 
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