Staff

John & Yvonne Pressdee

Pastors (Retired on 10th June 2018 but they are in our thoughts and prayers and will remain in this place on the website until our new pastor arrives).

Before coming to the Green in 2001, John and Yvonne were involved in Ichthus Christian Fellowship, where John was on the main Leadership and Yvonne led a congregation. John was also involved in the start of March for Jesus and together John and Yvonne have led many prayerwalks all over Europe, including from Berlin to Moscow, Cologne to Istanbul and all around Ireland. In the last few years they have visited many areas affected by the two world wars and John is now Chaplain to 'The Friends of Lochnagar,' - the crater formed when mines exploded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. John likes Jazz, the Goons and World War Two aircraft, especially Spitfires! Yvonne paints and, as a problem solver, likes doing puzzles and watching detective programmes. They have a daughter, three sons and eleven grandchildren!

Becky Brown

Administrator

Becky is our feisty little miracle, with amazing energy and tolerance! She is involved in the youth work, events team and anywhere else she is needed. She is married to Simon who heads up our audio visuals team.

Becky Brown

Katie Burtonshaw

Children and Families Worker

Energetic marathon runner and mum of four girls, Katie seems to have more hours in her day than the rest of us. She runs our Sunday School, Parents and Toddlers and REFRESH for ladies. She also helps out at Girl's Brigade and is responsible for the local Spinnaker Hub; a team who take assemblies in local junior schools. Then there are school events, Easter Bunny Hunts, Holiday Clubs and Orpington Big Breakfasts and other events for children.

Katie Burtonshaw

Becky Elms

Youth Worker

Details to follow.

Becky Elms

VOLUNTEERS

Phil & Sheila Simmons

Messy Church

Phil is retired from working as projects engineer for BAA Airports, but does voluntary work at a secondary school, when he's not following his interest in birdwatching, genealogies, archery and model railways. Sheila was a biochemist, is a qualified counsellor, has worked with teenagers at church and in school and also enjoys birdwatching plus Star Trek, craft work and psychology.

Wendy Tennant

Mission Support

After taking her son to Uganda with Tearfund, Wendy took up the vision for Mission and keeps us up to date with what's happening to those that we support financially and in prayer, at home and abroad. Wendy organises a Mission Sunday three times a year, so that we keep in touch with our missionaries. She also takes fortnightly assemblies in a local school as a volunteer with Spinnaker Trust.

Caroline Jessup

The Elderly

Caroline is on the same energy scale as Katie. Since retiring from being a midwife with the Health Service, apart from being involved in walking groups and the Women's Institute, Caroline cares for several elderly people, runs our Tea Room, Wednesday Prayer Group and organises days out and day retreats for our ladies. She is also part of the Bowls group and leads our annual Christianity Explored event with Sid Ancient.

Amanda Custis

GB Captain

Amanda, a solicitor in her normal life, has been very successfully leading our Girls' Brigade for about ten years, having been 'through the ranks,' for most of her life, as her mother was part of the original team. Although Amanda wasn't born when Girls' Brigade started, at Green Street Green, she led the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in June 2017.

TRUSTEES

Kevin Wright

Kevin runs a pet sitting service with his wife Michelle. He is part of our audiovisual team and is our trustee responsible for safeguarding. Kevin and Michelle lead one of our housegroups.

Simon Swift

Simon has just completed a DNA leadership training programme. He found Jesus after seeing a man with a cross walk past his house a few years ago. Simon, and his wife Jeanette love Jesus and seek to share their love for Him with anyone they meet.

Alex Gamby

Alex has been a Christian for over 40 years and as well as being a trustee, she leads worship at The Green and along with her husband Ken leads one of the church's house groups. She works for Kent County Council as Head of Early Years and Childcare and also likes to read (Alex runs the church's Book Group) and has recently started Ceroc dancing.

John Doughty

John has attended GSGBC since 1989 and became a Christian in 1994, shortly after joining the Worship Group as the first drummer. He is also a member of the Building Projects Team. John was a Building Surveyor for most of his career, but retrained as an Electrician in 2012. He is married to Sue, has 2 grown up daughters and currently, one grandson.

Pat Howes

Pat is our treasurer. Married to Alan, they are both central to all that happens at the Green, in the worship and events teams. Pat enjoys reading, when she has time!

Mike Ruffhead

Retired from British Telecom, Mike is our Church Secretary and Marriage Registrar. He heads up our building programme and is one of our Ministry Team. He is a Trustee of Prayer Expeditions and also of Cedarmore Housing Association, a charity providing residential care and sheltered housing for the elderly. Mike fund raises for the RNLI, is married to Val who is part of the worship group and in 2018 will be Club Captain of Orpington Excelsior Bowls Club.