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David Patterson / Team Elder

David has been in church leadership in a variety of capacities since 1980 starting as a youth leader and Sunday School Superintendent for 25 years before beginning the role of a Church Elder. David’s employment was with British Gas and more latterly with National Grid. Retirement enabled David to complete a degree in Theology (with a better result than that obtained way back in 1975 having studied Geology). David is currently a Regional Director for GOOD NEWS for Everyone! (formerly GideonsUK). Married to Wendy, they have two married children and four grand-children. Hobbies include walking in all weathers, Scuba-Diving when the water temperature exceeds 10degC., and telling Bible stories to under 4s in the Wednesday morning Toddler Group.


Jon Heyes / Team Elder

Jon has been attending Shirley Community Church (previously Shirley Evangelical Church) for nearly 50 years. He has previously served in the Sunday School, Youth groups and has been a member of the leadership team for over 30 years. These days he provides administration and technical support for the Church calling on his experience from working in the Civil Service and then in computer and systems management for Housing Associations. He is now retired having last worked for a large multi-national company in HR systems support. He met his wife Jane in the Church and they have two sons and six grandchildren.

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Lesley Grundy / Deacon (Finance)


Lesley has been part of Shirley Community Church for nearly 30 years. During that time she has been a member of the leadership team, with special responsibility for finance ( well someone has to do it !). She has also worked with the Sunday School, small groups and helped with the administration of many events. Now retired from her previous paid employment as an accountant, she has more time to be involved at Church. Lesley is married to Philip, no children but one dog.


Jane Heyes / Deacon (Sunday school & safeguarding)


Jane was 8 years old when she began attending the Sunday School of Shirley Evangelical Church, which later became Shirley Community Church, and is now a member of the leadership team. Her roles are with working with the children including being safeguarding coordinator and running a small group. She is always on hand for administration tasks and liaising with the groups who hire the church hall. She is married to Jon (also on the leadership team) and has two sons and six grandchildren. For many years Jane worked in a Christian bookshop and so has a useful knowledge of books, bibles and training materials.

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Kijung Kim / Youth & Community pastor

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