Hi! I’m Chris, and I’m married to Jan and we have two daughters – Laura, married to Ross, and Hannah whose husband is Mike.
I came to Woody in 1988 after God called me to spend, as I thought (!) a year starting a youth work. Since then I have been a deacon, and elder and now, since September 2014, full-time Pastor, which was not in my plan, but God had other ideas!
I believe we are to be transformed by God’s word (the Bible) and the power of his Holy Spirit. As we are in a deepening relationship with Him and with each other, we can be a blessing to those in our communities.
I feel that Woody is called to serve, influence and bless the Cathays area as we display the love of Christ in everything we do. This includes practical service as well as expecting God to move in Healing, new life in Christ and transformation.
I believe God is giving Woody a vision to build a community that is welcoming, sacrificial, faithful & honest with Christ at the centre. To achieve this, we need to be faithful in prayer, authentic in our worship of God, willing to take steps of faith and working to be an inclusive community.”
Children & Youth Team Leader
“Hi! I’m Laura married to Gary and we have 3 children, Theo, Oscar and Olivia. I Came to Woody in 1996 when I became a christian as a teenager then later led ‘XCell’, our youth homegroup. I also qualified as a nursery nurse and worked as a nanny then in a private nursery for 11 years. In 2015 I felt called to work as the children and youth team leader at Woody and started in 2017. I feel strongly that church should be a safe and fun place for children, I also feel we should serve and love families and children in our community. My role is to oversee the Children and youth work and our parent and toddler group on a Wednesday afternoon.”
“Hi! I’m Judy and I’m the part-time administrator working in the office on Mondays and Thursdays. I am married to Steve and we moved to Cardiff in 1994 and we have two children. I have been involved at Woody since 1995 and have been a deacon and church secretary since September 2006. For general enquiries or Hall Hire you can contact me in the church office on Mondays or Thursdays.”
Social Media and Content Co-Ordinator
“Hey! I’m Luke, and I work part-time as the Social Media & Content Coordinator for Woody (sadly I don’t have a fancy badge yet). I’ve been hanging out with the church since 2018, and it’s been a place God used to help me grow in my Christian faith, and also the giftings He’s placed on my life.
You’ll find me working with cameras, editing, having a laugh, and connecting with people from all over the place. If you see me around, come say hi! I’d love to meet you, and talk about what God is doing.“