At Elim Ryedale Church we practice a broad based leadership structure that tries to include as many people as possible to oversee our various departments. However, we do have a CORE LEADERS TEAM, which consists of a Senior Minister who is appointed to us by Elim HQ and a small team to work with him who are proposed by the pastor and existing leaders and confirmed by a vote by the partners of the church. The Core Team meet often are responsible for setting the vision of the Church and for making financial decisions. 

John Waller - Acting Senior Leader. John is married to Trish and they became Christians in the Malton Church in 1984, he was ordained as an Elim Minister in 1992. The call of God on their lives took them to London, to work at Kensington Temple.  From there they served in Ghana for 11 years.  They then went to Ballyfermot, Dublin for 5 years and for 10 years were senior leaders at BE Church, Barking, before retiring and returning to Ryedale.  John was invited to join the leadership team at Malton in early 2018.
Mark Screeton - Core Leader. Mark joined ERC in 2016 having returned to the UK after almost 18 years overseas. Mark has over 20 years of charity experience, both internationally and in the UK. Since 2017, Mark has been the Executive Director of In2Out, a mentoring charity supporting young people leaving custody and returning to their communities. Prior to this he was the International Director for Medair, an emergency response NGO working with some of the world's most vulnerable people in disasters and conflict zones around the world. Mark is married to Evelyne and they have 3 children - Ben, David and Anna.
Paul Noble - Core Leader: Paul and his family joined Elim Ryedale church in 2010 after working for three years at an international Christian school in Indonesia. Paul was raised in a Christian home and attended a Baptist church in Cheshire before moving to Indonesia. Paul currently works as a designer creating Christian educational resource for the Lift the Lid project ( Paul became part of Elim Ryedale church’s leadership in 2019.
Jeff Bentley: Core Leader: Jeff and his wife Liz have been members of Elim Ryedale for just over 17 years, which includes a short break to help establish a church in a local village. He has held a number of senior positions in financial service organisations, spent 12 years working in the supported living environment and is now a qualified Psychotherapist with an established clinic in Pickering. Jeff is currently overseeing the Limitless youth work and Liz coordinates our Pastoral Care.

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