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Our Elders

Andrew SampsonChurch Elder & Community Group OverseerAndrew works full-time for Grace Church having been a secondary school teacher for many years. His wife, Laura, is a higher level teaching assistant at a local primary school and they have two boys. Andrew oversees all the preaching and teaching and theological training as well as working to support partner churches across Cornwall and beyond.Email AndrewMatt LeachChurch Elder & TrusteeMatt works full-time for Grace Church following years that have included drumming, charity finance and local government. His wife, Lucy, is a textile artist and together they have four children. Matt oversees the Alpha course and pastoral support in the church as well as serving as one of the trustees. Matt is currently on sabbatical until September 2022.Email MattBen SewellChurch Elder & Community Group OverseerAs well as leading in Grace Church Ben works full-time as a software engineer. His wife, Helen, is an accountant and together they have three children. Ben oversees the prayer life of Grace Church and loves to see people grow in hearing God's voice.Email BenJohn Peters (JP)Church Elder & Youth LeaderAlongside leading in Grace Church, John works as a Senior CAD designer and instructor at Falmouth University and for his own design consultancy. His wife, Claire, is a mum at home and they have two young children. John and his wife lead our youth team at Grace Church. Having grown up as a TCK in India, John has a deep love for seeing the integration of world cultures and peoples in the life of Church. Email John

Our Team

Ben AskewCommunity Group OverseerClaire PetersYouth LeaderDavid PykeCommunity Group OverseerHuw BriscoeHead of CreativeJudy PykeTrustee & Community Group OverseerLaura SampsonGraceKids Team LeaderMark BennettsCommunity Group Overseer & GraceKids LeaderAbi RobertsonVisuals Team LeaderGill DerrickDeacon (Pastoral Care)Paul PetersSound Team LeaderPaul WilliamsTrustee & Welcome Team LeaderRachel BennettsCommunity Group Overseer & Church AdministratorHelen SewellCommunity Group OverseerSara WhiteGraceKids LeaderPeter KeevilCommunity Group OverseerBen MumfordTrusteeSaskia ArchboldGraceKids Team LeaderOwain HughesSet Up Team LeaderBecky ThornsWorship Team LeaderSam CascarinaCommunity Group OverseerKathryn NicholsTrustee & Community Group OverseerTalan ArchboldTrusteeJanet KeevilCommunity Group OverseerRay GillilandTrustee