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Our leaders

Our main leaders comprise of elders and deacons. However, we should point out that there are many people who exercise leadership across the church. There are children’s teachers, musicians, people with pastoral gifts and others who have demonstrated that they have leadership capabilities which we honour and recognise.

Pastor Paul

Paul has over 30 years experience as a pastor. He has successfully pastored 3 other churches in Ludlow, Edinburgh and Gloucester. He is married to Deborah and they have one son, Robbie.


Pastor Josh

Josh joined York Elim as our Assistant Pastor and immediately got involved with the worship and youth ministries. He has a real heart for seeing people grow in Jesus and also loves music.

Our elders


Victoria has been part of the church since she was a young girl. After many years in leadership, Vicky has a strong heart for pastoral care and good governance. She is married to James and they have two boys, Matthew and Seth.


Tony is a key member of our worship team and has served faithfully over the years as an Elder in our Harrogate church. He is a man of wisdom and maturity. He is a reputable clock repairer by trade. He is married to Sylvia and they have three grown children; Julie, Michelle and Amanda.


Rachel is passionate about seeing young families thrive in church and seeing God move in the lives of children, young people and their parents. She is married to Rich and they have two girls, Lois and Hallie, keeping them busy at home.


Lydia has been at York Elim since she was a student and now works alongside Paul and Josh on the staff team. She is also a keen writer and is passionate about seeing people thrive in their giftings. She is married to Stephen and they enjoy drinking coffee together.

Our deacons

Neil Morgan


Neil is an excellent worship leader. He is a gifted musician and has a strong desire to encounter God’s presence through worship. Neil is married to Arriane and they have two children, Niamh and William.

John Barton


John is our finance director. He is a retired maths teacher but is still very much involved in the maths teacher community. He has attended York Elim for 40 years along with his wife Mary, and they have three grown-up children.


Galileo represents our Elim Link congregation. He and his wife Jennifer are on the leadership team of that fellowship. They have two children, Gabriel and Caleb.

Sam Minton


Sam is a very capable musician and experienced in P.A. and with all things technical. Sam is a teacher in a local high school.