Leadership Team

As a church we have 3 Elders (Martin, Phil and Barrie) who have spiritual oversight of the whole church, and a wider leadership team which contains specific staff roles, as well as volunteer leaders., all of whom look after the pastoral care of church members, as well as overseeing the various ministries and mission of the church

 

Martin & Sue Pearson

Martin & Sue Pearson

Martin and Sue have led the fellowship since mid 1999. Having met at Bible College in Vancouver, Canada they have been involved at all levels of church leadership since then. A former chairman of Churches Together in Stroud and Ignition, Martin is a trustee of SCF and also Salt & Light Ministries Europe.

Sue is one of SCF's worship leaders, and manager of the Stroud 'Christians Against Poverty' centre.

They have two married adult sons and a beautiful first grandaughter

 

Phil & Rachel

Phil & Rachel Coysh

Having retired early from a career in banking and finance, Phil is now Area Manager (South) for the Trussell Trust which oversees over 420 foodbanks in the UK. A former Chairman of Churches Together in Stroud, Phil runs Ignition, a local Christian event charity, and is committed to seeing local churches working together in evangelism and social action.

Rachel is responsible for Tiddlywinks and Tiddlywinks Too, both SCF initiatives for families in the Stroud area, and has her own baking business.

Together they are passionate about justice for the poor, both in the UK and overseas, and Phil chairs SCF's 'External Giving Group' which provides financial support to ministries SCF supports across the globe. Phil serves on the Gloucestershire Regional 'Salt & Light' team..
Phil and Rachel have four children.

 

Barrie & Helen Voyce

Barrie & Helen Voyce

Barrie and Helen have lived in Stroud since 2009, and have two daughters.
Barrie works part-time for SCF as Youth & Development Leader - over seeing youthwork and discipleship in the church. He combines this role with being Director of three local charities/Community Investment Companies (The Door, The Grace Network and PSALMS) which each bring God's love and grace into local people's lives.

Helen works for the St Vincent de Paul Society as a regional Locality Manager. She is a graduate of  KST, Salt and Light's school of Theology and is a part of the Gloucestershire Regional Team of Salt and Light. 

 

Harvey & Denise

Harvey & Denise Fry

Harvey and Denise are a local couple with a passion for the Stroud area. They are both long time members of SCF and have, and continue to, serve the church in many different capacities.

Harvey works in Information Technology as a Solutions Architect and is currently part of the worship team.
Denise primarily works as a Mum and Homemaker but is also the Church Treasurer and is on the children’s work team. She has a passion to see prayer as an everyday part of our lives. They have a son and three daughters.

 

Graham Spring

Graham Spring

Graham has been part of Stroud Christian fellowship for over 15 years, he was formerly a Warrant Officer in the army which gave him a real heart for the relational issues affecting the lives of men and their families; he now runs his own business within the IT industry.

He has been married to Fiona for 14 years and they have 4 adult children and 8 grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Merethe Dahl TurnerMerethe

Merethe (pronounced Maretta) is Community Pastor focused specifically on our work in the Paganhill/Farmhill area of Stroud.

Her role is to engage with people of all backgrounds in that community, enabling them to connect with God in new and innovative ways

Merethe is from Norway and first came over to England to do a 6 months Bible school gap year, but never really left. She graduated with a Bachelor in Theology and Mission with a specialisation in youthministry in 2015, Along the way she also picked up an English husband.