Full Time Elder – Maurice McCracken
Maurice has been in Liverpool for twelve years, and about seven years ago persuaded Anna to marry him and come and join him here. Maurice works for us as a full time Elder and leads Connect Central on Tuesdays. They love bad pop music, reality TV and coffee shops! Maurice is originally from Belfast, and has three children, Kitty, Alfie and Martha..
Full Time Elder – Ken Lippold
Ken was born and raised in the Chicago area. He studied at Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College Graduate School. After working for First Baptist of Geneva in the Chicago suburbs for 8 years as the pastor for university students he and Emmy relocated to Oceanside, CA where he continued to pastor university students at New Song Community Church. Ken came to Christ Church in September of 2013 to joint the staff team, and leads Connect Central on Wednesdays. We haven’t let him leave yet. He enjoys food, reading and loves road cycling so much he rode all the way across the USA in 2003. He met his wife Emmy outside of a coffee shop and they still drink coffee together every day.
Elder – Tom Askew
Tom grew up going to church, and would have called himself a Christian all his life, but thinks he only really started to understand and appreciate God’s grace in his late teens to early 20’s. He is still amazed that the eternally loving God welcomes us into fellowship with him.
He is married to Naomi and dad to Nathanael and Esther, and works as a GP on Wirral.
He has been an elder at Christ Church Liverpool since 2007, leads the South Connect Group, and has loved seeing God work in and our members.
Elder – Chris Gregory
Chris works as a hospital doctor in Wigan. He’s married to Helen and they have two children, Anna and Ben. They have been coming to Christ Church Liverpool since it first started in 2003 and Chris became an Elder in Feb 2009 and leads the North Connect Group.
Elder – James Lang
James has been coming along to Christ Church since 2005 when he came to Liverpool to study, he now works as a Software Engineer just across the water in Birkenhead.
Elder – Josh Probert
Josh has been at Christ Church since 2007 when he joined the church as a Ministry Trainee. Having trained as a high school science teacher, Josh worked at several schools in the Merseyside region from 2010 up to the present. Since 2013, he has been combining teaching with studying for a theology degree, first at Oak Hill College and then at Union School of Theology. In 2015 Josh joined the staff team as a Volunteer Minister, with particular responsibility for ministry with internationals and joint oversight of the music teams.
He is married to Cairine who works as a radiology consultant in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and who also serves on the international team. They have been married since 2011.
Elder – David Wilkinson