Leadership

Leaders at Grace Church

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.

In 2015, the church took a significant step forward, expanding our Eldership Team to a team of five:

Simon Redmill

Simon Redmill

Simon worked in the marketing industry before moving to Salisbury in 2003 as part of the initial church planting team. He has led the church as Lead Elder at Grace Church since 2010 and is responsible for the vision and the direction of the church, as well as carrying out much of the preaching.

Simon has a passion to see strong, healthy, growing churches established. He’s married to Sam, has three children ranging from 7 to 15, and enjoys most sports, especially football and tennis. He also enjoys a good curry!

Tony Goodman

Tony Goodman

Tony spent about 14 years in Guinea-Bissau as a Missionary before leading the Newfrontiers church in Christchurch for 15 years. Tony and his wife Sue moved to Salisbury in 2011 to retire from employment but still continues to write Christian books. He is also responsible for some of our pastoral care and some preaching. Tony and Sue have 4 grown up children and 7 grandchildren. Tony enjoys DIY, walking, reading and Indian food!

Pete McBeth

Pete McBeth

Pete’s been involved with Newfrontiers for over twenty-five years. He’s passionate about the local church and was part of the original church plant back in 2003 moving up from Bournemouth with his family.

For over 25 years Pete worked in the financial services sector before joining the staff in 2014. His main areas of responsibility are pastoral care, mid-week groups and overseeing our youth and children’s work.

Pete’s married to Deborah, they have four grown up children and currently two grandchildren. He enjoys travelling - especially visiting South Africa where one of his daughter lives with her husband.

Joe Gillard

Joe Gillard

Joe preaches regularly and teaches on Alpha, which is a course for people who are exploring Christianity. Joe is a keen musician and leads the worship team, regularly playing in the band at our Sunday services. He is employed as a research scientist and also works one day a week for Grace Church. Joe is married to Rosie and they have three daughters.

Simon Sleight

Simon Sleight

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.


Trustees

The Leadership Team is also supported by our Trustees, who include:

  • Tim Markey, Chair of Trustees, with oversight of Employment & HR
  • Pete McBeth, Treasurer, with oversight of Finance & Budgets
  • Ian McDonald, oversight of Health & Safety
  • Rachel Draper, oversight of Safeguarding
  • Steve Painter, responsible for IT Governance and Data Protection.

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.

Nelson Mandela
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