Staff Team

Duncan Woods

Senior Minister

Duncan was a history teacher before church ministry. He went on to train at Moore Theological College in Sydney and Oak Hill College, London. Duncan is married to Laura and they have four sons.

Duncan is a fan of almost any sport and a cricket tragic in particular.

James Adair

Part time Pastor in Training

James is from Northern Ireland and came to Sunderland to study fine art. James studies theology part time and gets hands on training in church ministry for the rest of the week. He is married to Sarah (another fine artist) and they have a young son.

Claudia Ost

Ministry Trainee

Claudia is half German, half English and studied primary education at Sunderland University. She volunteers as a ministry trainee and for part of her time takes responsibility for female students.

Jono Mote

Ministry Trainee

Jono also volunteers as a ministry trainee, is engaged to be married and hails from Leyland in the North West. Jono oversees children and youth ministry.