Please welcome our new staff team members...Jonathan, Nathan and Mattias...who are joining us in September, and let's find out a little bit more about them.
Jonathan and Susan moved to Hampshire from Sheffield in 2004, after Jonathan completed his training with Church Army - Mission Community. Jonathan served on staff at an Anglican Church in Aldershot for 14 years - fulfilling the role as an associate minister for a number of years. Jonathan and Susan enjoy hanging out with friends and family, love walking in the great outdoors - especially the coast, and eating breakfast by the sea! They have a wonderful cat called Spice! What’s on their heart? Reformation in the Church (that is, to shape again), from passive congregation to a powerful body.
“One generation shall commend your works to another and declare your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:4
Nathan is married to Rachael and is a Father to Ezekiel their son. He met his American wife Rachael whilst serving in Pemba Mozambique. They later married in Tennessee and moved to Farnham where Nathan served as a pastor for 4 years. Nathan has worked as a lifeguard and is a qualified football coach. He has coached in the USA, Jordan and the UK. He loves music and all things active. Nathan and his wife have a passion to empower people to walk in their full identity as children of God. He has a qualification in New Testament theology from St John’s Nottingham and is graduate of Harvest School Mozambique and DNA UK.
Mattias and Lena, 12 year-old daughter Judit and dog Carley are passionate about doing life with friends and building a community where everyone is important. As well as being a Pastor, Mattias has studied Business and Economics, equipping him to work in a wide range of businesses. He has also worked with drug addicts, homeless teenagers and more recently, releasing children from poverty as 'Partnership Manager' with Compassion UK. He loves cooking (and eating), playing golf and spending time with friends. Most of all, Mattias is excited about his new role here at FBC and hopes to get to know You all soon!