We are privileged to have seven elders who are jointly responsible for the spiritual oversight of the church. One of the elders (Andy Cole) is a full time employee of the church, and as the Senior Pastor he has a particular responsibility for the vision and teaching of the church.
We also employ a part time caretaker (Pauline Minton) and a part time administrator (Gill Bell) who manage the day to day running of the church facilities.
Andy is the Senior Pastor of Monyhull Church. He is married to Julia, and they have two children, Elijah and Abigail. After graduating from University in Nottingham, Andy moved to Birmingham in 1995 to work as an aerospace engineer and he became a member of Monyhull Church. In 2009, the church sent and supported Andy to train for pastoral ministry at Wales Evangelical School of Theology. Following his theological studies Andy worked as the Assistant Pastor at Freeschool Court Evangelical Church in South Wales. In September 2013 he accepted a call back to Birmingham to become the Associate Pastor of Monyhull Church and in 2017 became the Senior Pastor. Andy loves reading, movies and exploring the great outdoors with his family. He has never played for Man Utd.
To contact Andy email andycole[at]monyhullchurch.org
Don was one of the founding members of Monyhull and has been an Elder since the Church was formed in 1989. Don and his wife, Jenny, are responsible for the Pastoral Support Team and Monyhull’s Home Groups. Having spent over 40 years in insurance, Don has just retired and is looking forward to having more time to read, study, visit, preach, travel, garden and cook! His other hobbies include playing the guitar, keeping fit and drinking coffee!
John and his wife, Ruth, were founding members of the Church and John was appointed an Elder in 1989. Having retired from a career as a technical representative which included sales, business development and training, John is now involved in a number of different ministries across the Church. In addition to being a Home Group leader, John is a member of the Global Partners team and Premises committee. His main interests, apart from the Church, are his family, reading, gardening and photography.
Stephen and his wife Pat, have been members at Monyhull since 2004 and Stephen became an Elder in 2007. In addition to being a member of the Pastoral Support Team, Stephen teaches the senior Sunday School class and is regularly involved in the music group. Having worked as a GP since 1977, Stephen retired in 2012. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys playing and listening to music, spending time with his grandchildren and reading Christian biographies, Puritan classics and more recent publications.
Phil and his wife Gill have been members at Monyhull since 2001 and Phil became an elder in 2017. In addition to being the church Treasurer, Phil is a member of the Employment Committee and Global Partners Team. Phil has spent most of his working life in the charity sector and currently works part time for Just Caring Midlands. He enjoys playing squash, cycling and walking, as well as reading and crosswords.
Louis and his wife Katherine have been members at Monyhull since 2009 and Louis became an Elder in 2017. They have three children; Kesia (4), Zachary and a baby boy due in February 2018. In addition to leading Just for Dads, Louis is regularly involved in the music group. During the day Louis is Head of Software Development at a Tech company in Leamington. In his spare time, he enjoys playing squash for a local club, running, coffee and fine dining with his wife.
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