Meet the Team
Elim Community Church Carlisle is supported by many people who help in many ways to support the ministry and work of the church.
The Ministers and Elders are responsible for day-to-day decisions and leadership.
David joined the team in Carlisle in September 2022 following 3 years ministry at Lakeside Church in Southport. Prior to that he and his wife, Esther, were Elim missionaries in Cambodia and led the work there for 9 years.
David has a heart for mission and is passionate about the local church.
He is very excited to be part of a church that strives to spread the love of Jesus within the local community.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Christine has lived in Carlisle since 2005 and works as a dentist. She has been an Elder in the church since 2016 and was accepted as a Minister in Training in September 2023, which she is doing bi-vocationally alongside her dentistry work.
Administrator and PA to the Senior Pastor
Originally from Northampton, Ruth and her husband, David, moved to Carlisle in August 2003. Ruth joined the team as the Senior Pastor’s PA in August 2007, and later took over as Church Administrator as well.
Family Ministry Coordinator
The Children’s Ministry is supervised and led by Jean Ranson. Jean is a trained teacher and has been a Christian since 1984 and joined the church in 1992. Jean is responsible for around 20 volunteer staff and leaders as well as the children involved in her departments.
Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre Manager
Jill has lived in Carlisle for all but 6 years of her life. She was brought up in the Salvation Army, where she met her husband John, and they joined Elim Carlisle in 1986. She joined the staff team in October 2009 as Centre Manager for our CAP Debt Counselling Centre and has a real heart for the poor and marginalised in the City.
Christians Against Poverty Debt Coach
The Elders are responsible for the oversight and development of the Church, and it’s staff, and consists of the Senior Pastor, Assistant Pastor, our 2 Ministers currently serving in Paraguay and the following Elders:
- John Ranson
- Chris Vernon
- Mal Tabb
- Felix Nabena