Who we are

Meet the Leadership

Portswood church is led by four teams. Different aspects of leadership are shared across these teams and we have an intentional overlap of leaders serving in multiple teams to maintain cohesion. Come and speak to any of us, especially if you are visiting the church - we'd love to meet you and answer any questions you have about us.

Alternatively, email admin@portswood.org and your query will be directed to the appropriate person.

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THE ELDERS
THE MINISTRY
LEADERSHIP TEAM
THE TRUSTEES
THE STAFF
TEAM

Elders

The Elders are responsible for 'watching over' the spiritual life of the Church and pray together regularly for the Church. Their role is to ensure that together we are moving forward in line with our commitment to Bible-truth, our vision and values.
Sim de Roemer

Sim de Roemer

Sim came to portswood church as a student in 2006. He currently serves as an elder. He has been involved in student & young adults work, creative media, marketing, web and most recently the WEAT (world mission) team.

Peter Lambros

Peter Lambros

Peter has served as an elder and trustee for a number of years as well as serving on our strategic leadership and staff teams. He has been, with his wife Sandra, at Portswood Church for more than 20 years. Peter leads the prayer ministry within the church and has a passion for encouraging the body of the church to rely on God in prayer both within Portswood Church and in the wider city through the 'House of Prayer' initiative. He serves in a number of the community outreach projects including Open Door, Breakfast Club and Street Pastors.

Sarah Prime

Sarah Prime

Sarah has been part of Portswood Church for over 20 years and has worked with our children and young people for many of those years. She really enjoys working with the 11-18s, helping them explore their faith and feel part of the church community. Sarah also works as a Nurse, loves camping and is currently learning how to play Minecraft with her junior age daughter!

Ardel Richardson

Ardel Richardson

Ardel joined Portswood Church in 2010 with his wife, Jarunda, where he got stuck in stewarding within 2 weeks of joining and has spent most of his time including welcoming any and everyone through the door with the biggest smile. Ardel loves sharing the gospel and listening to individuals stories, and has been involved with Christianity Explored, Discipleship Explored and Alpha. He is a bibliophile so can always be found in a book in his down time.

Dave Watkins

Dave Watkins

David has been with Portswood church for 17 years and is married to Catrin, they have two excitable boys. He is a house group leader in Shirley and helps in Sunday School. When is not doing that or chasing one of his children, he can be found playing board and role playing games, talking about theology or politics, or catching up on introvert time in a book or computer game.

THE MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Ministry leadership team is responsible for working out how to fulfil the Church’s vision. They set the strategy and make plans for the future.
Lou Flooks

Lou Flooks

Louise has been part of Portswood Church since the late 90's when she joined as a student. Louise is married with two children. She enjoys a really good coffee, slapstick comedy and strategic board games. She has a passion to see the message of Jesus impacting lives in practical ways, which in turn transforms our relationships and the communities we live in.

Gez Perry

Gez Perry

Gez has been a Portswood Global Mission Partner for the past sixteen years, living and working in France with the Navigators. He's currently on home assignment, helping out with a variety of things at church, while maintaining connection with people in France through regular visits and online meetings. He's married to Alison and they have three children.

The Trustees

The trustees have legal responsibility for the governance of the Church. They ensure that as a charity we’re legal and above-board and that our policies are clearly set out and followed diligently. They take responsibility for financial matters including hiring staff etc.
Phil Crozier

Phil Crozier

Treasurer

Chris Joyce

Kevin Kitchcock

Peter Lambros

Peter Lambros

Ken Murray

Ken Murray

Geoff Prime

Catrin Watkins

The Staff Team

The staff team support the whole church as we serve together in God’s mission.
Sarah Bradley

Sarah Bradley

Administration

Sarah works in our Church office supporting the rest of the leadership teams with administration, logistics and communication. She has been at Portswood Church since her student days in the late 90's and during this time has served on the worship team, the children's team, Portswood Pod (babies & toddler group) and our Hosting team. She is married with two boys, loves reading her kindle given the chance and is passionate about good communication.

Lou Flooks

Lou Flooks

Mission & Outreach Pastor

Louise has been part of Portswood Church since the late 90's when she joined as a student. Louise is married with two children. She enjoys a really good coffee, slapstick comedy and strategic board games. She has a passion to see the message of Jesus impacting lives in practical ways, which in turn transforms our relationships and the communities we live in.

Hannah Joyce

Hannah Joyce

Children & Families Team Leader

Hannah has been at Portswood Church since 2016 and since then has mostly been involved in the music team and with the youth ministry. She is very excited about her role as Children and Families Team Leader, and has a passion for children and young people finding their place in our church family. She also works for Safe Families part time, and enjoys getting to know new families. Hannah is married with a young daughter, and as a family they enjoy trips to the farm, the beach, and of course the play parks!

Peter Lambros

Peter Lambros

Prayer & Worship Team Leader

Peter has served as an elder and trustee for a number of years as well as serving on our strategic leadership and staff teams. He has been, with his wife Sandra, at Portswood Church for more than 20 years. Peter leads the prayer ministry within the church and has a passion for encouraging the body of the church to rely on God in prayer both within Portswood Church and in the wider city through the 'House of Prayer' initiative. He serves in a number of the community outreach projects including Open Door, Breakfast Club and Street Pastors.

Gez Perry

Gez Perry

Teaching & Discipleship Pastor

Gez has been a Portswood Global Mission Partner for the past sixteen years, living and working in France with the Navigators. He's currently on home assignment, helping out with a variety of things at church, while maintaining connection with people in France through regular visits and online meetings. He's married to Alison and they have three children.

Sarah Prime

Sarah Prime

Youth Team Leader

Sarah has been part of Portswood Church for over 20 years and has worked with our children and young people for many of those years. She really enjoys working with the 11-18s, helping them explore their faith and feel part of the church community. Sarah also works as a Nurse, loves camping and is currently learning how to play Minecraft with her junior age daughter!

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