Meet the Christ Church team

We have five elders in the leadership team along with many other ministry leaders who we call deacons. The elders meet regularly to pray and discuss the best ways to lead the church. They are all involved in pastoral care, Community Group leadership, leading meetings and preaching. Two of the elders are paid full-time staff of the church and we have other staff members who you can meet below.

Graham Nicholls

Graham Nicholls became an elder in December 2001. He has been a member of the church since 1994. Graham is married to Caroline and has three grown up children and three grandchildren. He has been working full time for the church since January 2007. Prior to that Graham worked in the computer software industry. He also works part time as Director of Affinity.

Mark Ventham

Mark moved to Haywards Heath in 2009 with his wife, Ros, and their two sons, when he became one of the full-time paid elders. Previously Mark was studying at Oak Hill Theological college and prior to this he was an Assistant Pastor for seven years for a church in Warwickshire.

Nick McQuaker

Nick and his wife, Sarah, have two children and have lived in Haywards Heath since 1996 when Nick began working full time at Christ Church. Since September 2009 Nick works as Director of Training & Development for Sussex Gospel Partnership. Nick worked as an electronics engineer in the nuclear industry before training for full time ministry.

Nigel Jones

Nigel is married to Caroline and has lived in the Haywards Heath area since 2010 having originally hailed from South Wales. They have 2 teenage daughters. During the week Nigel works for Citizens Advice in West Sussex and also one day a week for the Sussex Gospel Partnership.

Stephen Nicholls

Stephen is married to Ruth and has one son and four grandchildren. He has lived in Haywards Heath and been a member of Christ Church since 2015 and prior to that was involved in a church in Horsham. He is currently employed in Social Services as a Community Support Worker in the area of Mental Health. His interests include playing the guitar and piano.

Keturah Adshead

Keturah runs the Youth Work at Christ Church including FX, Rooted and our schools work. 

She is married to Neil who is a local businessman.

Sarah McQuaker

Sarah is married to Nick, and they have sons in further education.  She used to teach History and RE in secondary schools, but was able to move to church children’s ministry about 19 years ago and now loves teaching children up to Year 5 and training adults to do the same. She has a weakness for watching TV competitions where people make things and enjoys reading or being in the countryside or by the sea. 

Katie Holloway

Katie Holloway is the Church Administrator.
Katie is married to Stuart and they have two pre-school children.

Please contact Katie if you need any further information or help.

Office number: 01444 459 980 (answerphone available and Katie is normally in the office on Mondays and Fridays)

John Pierce

John moved here from the USA with AT3 and is working as a minister in training with us. He is involved in some preaching, our work with the elderly and with internationals and helps lead a men’s group.
He is married to Tanya and they have two school-aged daughters.

Henry Young

Henry has been our ministry apprentice since September 2017.
He is married to Frankie.

Graham Nicholls

Graham Nicholls became an elder in December 2001. He has been a member of the church since 1994. Graham is married to Caroline and has three grown up children and three grandchildren. He has been working full time for the church since January 2007. Prior to that Graham worked in the computer software industry. He also works part time as Director of Affinity.

Mark Ventham

Mark moved to Haywards Heath in 2009 with his wife, Ros, and their two sons, when he became one of the full-time paid elders. Previously Mark was studying at Oak Hill Theological college and prior to this he was an Assistant Pastor for seven years for a church in Warwickshire.

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