Vicar of Jesmond & Chairman of The Jesmond Trust
Vicar0191 212 7400 View bio.
David Holloway is the Vicar of Jesmond. Having worked previously in the Sudan, Leeds and on the staff of Wycliffe Hall Theological College, Oxford, he was for many years a member of the General Synod of the Church of England. He then helped start the Christian Institute, Reform and Anglican International Development (AID). He's still involved in all of these.
Senior Minister0191 212 5127 Email Jonathan View bio.
Jonathan is Senior Minister of JPC, and is also involved with the Anglican Mission in England. He worked as a civil engineer before ordination and was a curate in Corby in the East Midlands before joining the staff of JPC in 1988. He is married to Vivienne and they have three adult children, one daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.
Senior Assistant Minister0191 212 7400 Email Jonathan View bio.
Jonathan is responsible for small groups, evangelism, discipleship and pastoral care. Having worked as a Parish Assistant at JPC, he then served as an Intern with Josh McDowell Ministry in the USA. He worked as a History teacher in North Shields before ordination having studied at Cranmer Hall, Durham. He was a curate in Kidsgrove in the North West before returning to JPC staff in 1997. He is married with 3 children.
Senior Assistant Minister0191 212 5128 Email Ian View bio.
Ian's role involves Bible teaching, training leaders and meeting people one-to-one. He previously worked in student ministry, first in churches in Oxford and then Cambridge (where he studied for ministry), before here at JPC. Ian is married to Tess and they have three young children.
Executive Minister0191 212 7402 Email Ramzi View bio.
Ramzi is an Assistant Minister at JPC and his role involves leading the central team. He is chair of the World Mission committee, clergy oversight for Celebrate Recovery and helps run our Life, Christianity and Discipleship Explored Courses. He joined staff in 1998 and for many years coordinated the internationals work at the church, which he continues to be involved in locally and nationally with Friends International. He and his wife have 3 young children.
Head of Children and Youth0191 212 5171 Email Andy View bio.
Andy is an ex-primary teacher and sales manager who heads up the under 11s programme. He enjoys writing and recording Bible songs and is married to Fiona with seven children.
Women's Worker0191 212 7409 Email Liz View bio.
As Women’s Worker, Liz is responsible for overseeing many of the activities and groups that go on for women at JPC and aims to encourage and support many of the women in the congregation in their ministries. She had the blessing of being brought up in a Christian home, the gospel came alive to her at CYFA holiday camps as a teenager and her faith was tested and grown at University at Newcastle. In previous years she has worked for JPC as a Parish Assistant, student worker and after theological college worked again at JPC as a church worker. She had a break from work to have three lovely kids and most recently enjoyed teaching RE in a local school.
Head of Music MinistryEmail Ollie View bio.
After 10 years on the music staff of All Souls Langham Place, Ollie and his family (Rebecca, Zoë, Ezra) fled north to a new season of ministry in Newcastle. Ollie is passionate about people meeting and delighting in Jesus as they sing God’s word, in whatever forms and styles serve the congregation best. He plays keys of most varieties, and guitar and drums in emergencies.
Church Worker0191 212 7424 Email Catherine View bio.
Catherine co-ordinates the Celebrate Recovery ministry. Thankful to God for her own recovery from anorexia and bulimia, she is passionate to tell others of God's desire to help them overcome life's hurts and destructive behaviours and thinking.
Pastoral Visitor0191 212 5136 Email Carolyn View bio.
Carolyn became a Christian when she was a child and went to Capernwray Bible College at age 18. Her background is in nursing and Intensive Care Trauma, with an interest in Bereavement support, and she is also a qualified counsellor. Her role on staff is as a pastoral visitor and support for Prime Time. Carolyn moved from London 10 years ago and has been attending JPC since. She is married to Gareth and they have 3 children.
Student Co-ordinator0191 212 5125 Email Matt View bio.
Matt coordinates our student work. He became a Christian at a young age back in his native Northern Ireland. He came to Newcastle as a student several years ago and has been here ever since.
Student Worker0191 212 5138 Email Fi View bio.
Fi moved up to Newcastle to study at university and joined our church family then. After a year working with students in Leeds, she has returned to Newcastle to join the student team at JPC.
Youth Co-ordinator0191 212 7415 Email Dan View bio.
Dan grew up in Northern Ireland and came to Newcastle for university. He oversees the 11-18s youth work and also serves on the Clayton TV team.
Youth and Children's Worker0191 212 7407 Email Sam View bio.
Sam is originally from Newcastle and came to JPC with his family as a youth. Having become a Christian as a teenager he continued to grow in his faith during his time at Sheffield University. After spending 2 years at Christchurch Fulwood as a ministry trainee, Sam now works as part of the Children and Youth team here at JPC.
Children's Worker0191 212 5170 Email Hannah View bio.
Originally from Cumbria, Hannah grew up in a Christian family and developed her faith at university in Newcastle whilst studying Biomedical Science. After graduating she joined the staff team as a Parish Assistant and now works as the Children's Worker, focusing mainly on work with 7-11 year olds.
Music Assistant0191 212 5175 Email Kate View bio.
Kate (known as Katie) became a Christian in her late teens at school in York. After spending the last few years studying Music and French at Newcastle University she joined the JPC Parish Assistant team working in the Music and Children's ministries.
Facilities Worker0191 212 7401 Email Andrew View bio.
Through witness of Christian parents, Andrew committed his life to Christ at an early age. He first arrived in Newcastle in 2003 to study Town Planning. As Facilities Worker, Andrew manages the buildings at JPC and St Joseph's. He is married to Nicole.
Finance Administrator0191 212 7408 Email Claire View bio.
Claire became a Christian when she came to Newcastle University to study. She has been a member of the church family at JPC for many years.
Finance Assistant0191 212 7404 Email Jolene View bio.
Jolene grew up in County Durham and became a Christian in her second year at Northumbria University and grew her faith at JPC. She has previously worked in banking and spends time volunteering for NCT. She is married to Scott and they have three children.
Admin Co-ordinator0191 212 7414 Email Becky View bio.
Becky grew up in Northumberland in a Christian home and came to know Christ as a young teenager. She heads up the Admin team and is married to Dan.
Admin Assistant0191 212 7405 Email Pam View bio.
Pam grew up in a church-going family in Newcastle and began attending JPC as a teenager, shortly after becoming a Christian. She spent 9 years working for the Civil Service before joining the church staff full-time as an Admin Assistant in 2016.
Communications Worker0191 212 7403 Email Nicole View bio.
Nicole grew up in Beijing, China and came to Newcastle to study in 2008. She became a Christian through the international ministry at JPC the same year and worked as a translator before joining staff in 2018. Nicole is married to Andrew.
Video Production Co-ordinator0191 212 7411 Email Ettie View bio.
Having grown up in the sea-side town of Scarborough, Ettie gave her life to Christ aged 19, shortly before moving to Newcastle to study maths. Her new found faith was cemented here at JPC, where after graduating she joined the staff as a Parish Assistant. Ettie now works as our Video Production Co-ordinator, as well as the Executive Producer for Clayton TV.
Video Production WorkerEmail Sarah View bio.
Sarah grew up in Northern Ireland, and arrived in Newcastle 5 years ago to study illustration and graphic design. An all-round eager reader, scribbler and creative dabbler, Sarah joined the staff mid-pandemic to assist Ettie on the Video Production Team.
Ministry Assistant0191 212 5129 Email Chris View bio.
Chris grew up in Singapore, where he attended church with family before coming to faith in his late teenage years. After coming to Newcastle to study Urban Planning in 2017 and graduating in 2020, he now works as a Ministry Assistant at JPC helping out with the internationals.
Ministry Assistant0191 212 5179 Email Steven View bio.
Steven was born and brought up in China. He heard the gospel in the second year in university and later became a Christian in 2018. In 2019, Steven came to Newcastle to study Advanced Computer Science. He started working as a Ministry Assistant in 2020. Steven works with Mandarin Fellowship and Children’s Ministry currently.
Ministry Assistant0191 212 5126 Email Lucy View bio.
I came to Newcastle to study Engineering at University and was part of JPC during my student years. I grew up in a Christian home so getting stuck into a Church was really important for me and during my undergraduate years I was really blessed by the JPC Church family. I now work as a Ministry Assistant within the student team to welcome and encourage the students in our Church.
Ministry Assistant0191 212 5120 Email Jamie View bio.
Jamie first moved to Newcastle in 2017 for university, studying Environmental Science, and became a Christian during first year. After a short stint back home in Cumbria post-graduation, he is back at JPC as a Ministry Assistant within the student ministry team.
Ministry Assistant0191 212 7406 Email Bex View bio.
Bex grew up attending JPC her whole life, from crèche through to Focus and Transit. After school she spent two years serving at JPC in a range of ministry areas amongst volunteering at a charity shop and a primary school. She then studied Childcare, then Art at Newcastle College. She has served with Children’s and Youth teams at JPC since 6th form and now works as a Ministry Assistant helping with the Youth.
Churchwarden & AccountantEmail Andrew View bio.
Andrew is a native of Tyneside and joined JPC in 1983. He is married with two children.
Church WardenEmail Will View bio.
Originally from Cumbria, Will came to faith as a student at JPC in 1998 and has been part of the church ever since. He is married to Liz and they have three children. He has been a GP in North Shields since 2006.
Verger0191 212 7400 View bio.
KC and his wife Emily have been involved in the life of the JPC Church family for many years. In recent times KC has taken on the role of Verger on top of his full time job. His behind-the-scenes responsiblities include opening and locking up the buildings before and after events and Sunday services and looking after the church grounds.