John & Yvonne Pressdee
Pastors (Retired on 10th June 2018 but they are in our thoughts and prayers and will remain in this place 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 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.
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.
Richard divides his time between working with our young people and the Chaplaincy of Homewood School in Tenterden – the largest school in Kent. Richard runs IGNITE on Thursday evenings and the youth group on Sunday morning and will take a group to Soul Survivor in the Summer. Richard is a keyboard player and an ideas man; part of the Events and Prayer Room teams.