Pastor – 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..
Pastor – 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 for a year. 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.
Minister for Discipleship and Training – Lindsay Ferguson
Project Manager- Jack Popplewell
Jack is originally from Leeds and moved to Liverpool to study Business at university, where he met and married Sarah.
Church Administrator – Gaynor Evans
Gaynor is almost local to Liverpool, coming from Neston on the Wirral. After training to be a teacher in Lancaster, moved back here and got married to Andrew. They have two children (Rosie and Tom). Gaynor loves to spent time baking and hanging out with friends over a good cup of tea. In actuality she is usually found in the aisles of Asda, on the school run or under a large pile of washing! In spite of this she is always happy to meet and welcome new people with a cuppa.
Peter was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Chicago in 2011 to train as a Pastor at Moody Bible Institute. He met his wife Emily there and they were married in July 2015. Peter and Emily are the first AT3 recruits and Peter will be studying for his Master’s of Theology at Wales Evangelical School of Theology. He enjoys graphic design, baseball, reading a steady stream of fiction and poetry, and can’t wait to use his passport for the first time to move to Liverpool.
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.
Training with us
Tim was born and raised in Bolton and grew up going to the church where his parents have been on the leadership team for over 30 years, and from an early age came to know Jesus as his saviour. Tim moved to Liverpool after
completing his degree in Music & Sound at Edge Hill University and joined us on Staff in 2013. He is continuing with us this year to head up the music teams.
Lilly is from a small town out in the forests of Washington State USA where she has lived for most of her life. For as long as she can remember she’s wanted to devote at least a year to studying Christian theology and the bible and to live in the UK. Here at CCL she is doing both, literally living her dream, and has come back for year two of the adventure! After this year she will return to the US to study English for teaching and bring back all she’s learned to help with the music ministry at her home church.
Sarah is from N.Ireland and fell in love with Liverpool at first sight when she arrived on a wet Saturday morning in September 2015. The plan was to spend a year in Liverpool studying at the School of Tropical Medicine but she has ended up staying longer than expected to work for Christ Church as a ministry trainee. Sarah is thankful for the opportunities this gives to study God’s word in greater depth and to work as part of the church team.