The Eldership Team are responsible for the leadership, oversight and pastoral shepherding of the church. We believe in the plurality of local church leadership, with the responsibility shared in a small team and with one leader taking the senior role, known as the Lead Elder.
David started his career as a Civil Engineer and was Head of Water Engineering for a large international consultancy before changing to church leadership in 2001 at Welcome Church in Woking. David was part of the eldership there before joining us in January 2020. David's role is Head of Pastoral Care, responsible for our in depth support, Community Groups, discipleship and Social Action. He is married to Tina who is a Deputy Head in a complex needs school for those with severe educational needs. They have been married for over 30 years and have two adult daughters. They both love the outdoors and as an ex-rugby player David loves rugby, sadly from an armchair these days!
Simon has been part of Grace Church since 2009. He is married to Claire and they have three children. He moved with his family from west London to take up a job at the hospital. He leads one of the worship bands and enjoys squash, cycling, music and good food.
Grace Church is in a period of leadership transition, as Simon Redmill steps back from his role as Lead Elder, David Maskell will lead the eldership team in this interim period. The elders have called four men to form a leadership team with the two elders until a new lead elder is appointed. These men are David Hazelton, Boni Hima, Brian Kimberley and James Haslam.
An international businessman who’s had the privilege to travel the world and learn from people from many nations for the last +20 years. Married to Lucinda, they felt God's call to Salisbury and Grace church in 2013 and love being part of the Grace family with their three children, two cats, dog and now Brian’s lockdown beard. Brian is passionate about people, digging deeper into the Bible, investing in marriage, building faith in children, laughing and playing his favourite sport cricket.
David is married to Laura, and they have three young boys. They have been members of Grace Church since 2012. David’s passion is evangelism – He loves Jesus, loves telling people about Him and helping others to do the same. Mostly David does this at Grace Church through leading Alpha, but he is always trying new ideas and endeavours to get the Church evangelising. David works as a full-time civil servant leading a team of data scientists – he promises it’s more interesting than it sounds! His idea of a perfect day is getting lost in the woods with his family, or spent in a pub with friends discussing science and Jesus.
Boni is married to Sia and they have two sons. Boni is an Engineering Doctorate and he works at Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) as a senior scientist. His passion is to see people walking with God and reaching their full potential in life. Within Church-life, Boni has been part of the volunteer sound and vision team for many years. Socially, he enjoys meeting people and getting to know them well, especially while having a BBQ together…he is known as the king of the BBQ! He is also a keen cyclist, regularly cycling long rides (200 miles +) for pleasure!
James is married to Emily and they have two daughters and a son. He is a Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine at Salisbury District Hospital. Church-wise he loves digging deeper into the Bible (particularly where it touches on apologetics, philosophy and ethics) and leading worship alongside Emily. He is passionate about discipleship, and loves to see men reaching their potential in God.
The Leadership Team is also supported by our Trustees, who include:
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.