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Core Team

Pastors Matthew and Moyo, lead the church together as a couple, and share a a passion to see people grow and flourish in their relationship with God.

Serving alongside the Pastors, we have a Core team who are committed to safeguarding the spiritual wellbeing of the church. The Core team help to offer pastoral support, bring a wealth of wisdom to church leadership, provide accountability for the pastors, as well lead areas of ministry.


Matthew Atkins - Senior Leader

Matthew was appointed Senior Leader at SCC in September 2019. After growing up in Birmingham, he then went to Malvern for 3 years and studied at Regents Theological College, gaining a degree in Applied Theology. After this, Matthew went to Derby where he spent six years training in church leadership. He loves reading, playing or watching sport and spending time with friends and family.

Moyo Atkins - Associate Pastor

Moyo joined the SCC leadership team in May 2020. Originally from London, she also studied at Bible College and trained in Barking for six years in church leadership. Moyo is currently studying for a masters in Psychology.  Moyo loves to laugh, play netball and travel the world.


Fiona Newell

Fiona loves to make things happen and works hard to get things done. Fiona is passionate about many aspects of church life but primarily serves as the Welcome team key leader alongside being part of the Core team. Fiona loves to read but also enjoys practical tasks like cooking, woodwork and crafting.

Liz Brown

Liz has been part of the Core team for over a year but part of SCC since 2012. She has served on the youth team for the majority of that time and also been leading our online Alpha courses. Liz is full of life, great to be around and loves to share the good news of Jesus. She also enjoys great food, spending time with friends and loves a bit of drum and bass. 


Andy Mackie

Andy has a real heart for people to know Gods love and to grow in their relationship with God. He has a real passion for mission; both sharing and showing the love of God to those he meets. He is a proud Scot and enjoys walking, traveling, spending time with family and loves Ice cream. 

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