MEET OUR TEAMS
North Teignmouth Community Church is led by an Eldership Team - based on the early Christian church model of plural leadership.
Meet our Elders:
Ray Hodgson is married to Joy, with 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Christian since he was 13, Ray has previously been involved in different roles in other Churches including Youth Work, House Groups and Deacon. God's ability to be his constant companion and guide is a strong part of Ray’s Christian experience. Because of that, he has a passionate desire to reach those who have fallen foul of the world's problems with the good news of the love of Jesus. In his own journey of faith, God has been a faithful provider through many difficult circumstances. That has stimulated Ray to head up the Church's 'Making a Difference' work which helps serve needy people, mainly those who are not church attendees.
John Kelly is married to Lorraine and has four children and ten grandchildren. They have lived in Teignmouth since 1985. John taught mathematics for forty years, and before retiring was at Trinity School in Teignmouth for many years. John became a Christian at age 32, largely due to the witness of Christian pupils at Teignmouth Grammar School. Since then he has been a member of Chudleigh Parish Church, Teignmouth Baptist Church and now North Teignmouth Community Church.
Andrew is married to Sarah and between them they have four children.
They have been attending/members of NTCC since 2017.
Andrew works as a groundsman on a private estate on Dartmoor, and enjoys an outdoor life.
He became a Christian at the age of 13 and his desire is to see the Lord building up His work at NTCC
Brian has been married to Jan since 1970 they have four children and moved to Teignmouth in 2001. He became a Christian 1968 and has been involved in youth work, Sunday school, messy church , pastoral and preaching. He has been involved in this church since 2004 most of that time in leadership.
Minister in Training
Ruth is currently studying at Bristol Baptist College, and joins us as a Minister in Training. She lives in Exeter, where she has been working as a Primary School Teacher for 15 years before leaving to explore other areas of ministry. Ruth loves all things out-of-doors and coastal, and is partial to an open fire. She loves to talk about Jesus with people, and enjoys the challenge of finding creative ways to enable people of all ages to connect with God.
Our Administration Team:
Judy Matthews - Treasurer
Judy is married and has lived in Devon since the 1960s and has been a member since it’s re-incarnation on 2006. She has spent all her working life in administration and finance for various companies and enjoys seeing that everything runs smoothly. She is currently serving her Lord by applying good stewardship in managing His money for this church.
Our Compliance Team:
Our team comprises of Judy Matthews (Treasurer); Ruth Cole (Secretary); Heather Gray (Health & Safety Coordinator); Ruth Cole (Safeguarding Coordinator, DBS Officer and Secretary ); and Colin Matthews (Trustee).
Heather Gray - Health & Safety Coordinator
I was born and brought up in London but came to the west country 40 years ago. I worked in the NHS as a dietitian for many years, but now I am retired and living in Cockwood.
Email: Health and Safety
Ruth Cole - Safeguarding Coordinator, and DBS Officer & Secretary email firstname.lastname@example.org
I have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. I grew up in a Christian home, went to Girl’s Brigade and then became a lieutenant for 25 years before moving into work at a Church youth group for a few years. Then I went back to Girl’s Brigade as an auxiliary helper. I ran a local Church’s creche for over 30 years and assisted for 5 years at my daughter’s mother and toddler group. I have been a volunteer Appropriate Adult (attending 2 Police custody centres to sit with children/vulnerable adults when they were being interviewed). I then went on to be a volunteer with Victim Support and am now volunteering as a befriender with Volunteering in Health and also 2 hours a week sit with an elderly lady with medical problems to enable her husband to have time out on his own.
Colin Matthews - Trustee
Colin was born in Devon and is married to Judy, the Church Treasurer. He has lived most of his life in the County and retired from full time employment in 1996 having spent over 40 years working in finance. In 2006 he became a Trustee and the Church’s treasurer, a post he held until 2018.