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 STRATEGIC
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.

David Gill

David Gill

David has served as an elder and trustee for a number of years, and is currently chairing these two groups. He has been, with his wife Jane, at Portswood Church since about 1999. Within the fellowship, he has served in a number of the community outreach projects including Open Door and Breakfast Club.

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.

Andrew Rose

Andrew Rose

Andrew divides his working time between directing Aviation to a safer place and directing the church to a more risky one! (The place God is calling us to as a community). Andrew is a bit of a dreamer, a DIYer & fixer and above all is someone passionate about seeing people released creatively in working together to fulfil their God given calling in the world, and for the Kingdom.

David Watkins

David Watkins

David has a passion for Discipleship and practical Christ centred teaching in small groups or 1:1 as a foundation for transparent community living. He also enjoys strategic and story telling games with his two children and his community both within and outside of the church. He currently serves as an elder.

THE STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Strategic leadership team is responsible for working out how to fulfil the Church’s vision. They set the strategy and make plans for the future. Each member of the team is responsible for a particular aspect of the Church’s ministry.
Lou Flooks

Lou Flooks

Mission

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.

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.

Andrew Rose

Andrew Rose

Strategic Direction Lead

Andrew divides his working time between directing Aviation to a safer place and directing the church to a more risky one! (The place God is calling us to as a community). Andrew is a bit of a dreamer, a DIYer & fixer and above all is someone passionate about seeing people released creatively in working together to fulfil their God given calling in the world, and for the Kingdom.

Alice Rose

Alice Rose

Caring & Belonging Lead

Alice has always devoted herself to caring for and loving others, whether that be her immediate family (having a husband and 4 young adult children - how did that happen?) or her church family. She's been in Southampton since 2013 and is always looking to inspire and encourage others to walk together, and with Jesus, in the ups and downs of life.

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
David Gill

David Gill

Chris Joyce

Peter Lambros

Peter Lambros

Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews

Ken Murray

Ken Murray

Margaret White

Margaret White

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 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 and Portswood Pod (babies & toddler group). 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.

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.

Suzanne Millman

Suzanne Millman

Children's Team Leader

Suzanne has been part of Portswood for at least 25 years. She has a heart for the next generation to be rooted in Jesus and to build firm friendships with each other and across the generations, for when times get tough. She also wants to help and support parents and carers be the main faith givers to their children and to help those in the local community with little ones through the Portswood toddler group and Messy church. In her free time she can be found out and about with her family or down the allotment.

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!

Andrew Rose

Andrew Rose

Strategic Direction Lead

Andrew divides his working time between directing Aviation to a safer place and directing the church to a more risky one! (The place God is calling us to as a community). Andrew is a bit of a dreamer, a DIYer & fixer and above all is someone passionate about seeing people released creatively in working together to fulfil their God given calling in the world, and for the Kingdom.

Alice Rose

Alice Rose

Caring & Belonging Lead

Alice has always devoted herself to caring for and loving others, whether that be her immediate family (having a husband and 4 young adult children - how did that happen?) or her church family. She's been in Southampton since 2013 and is always looking to inspire and encourage others to walk together, and with Jesus, in the ups and downs of life.

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