Our leaders

The church is led by three elders.

Richard Brown

Richard, with his wife Sandra, (to whom he has been married for 51 years), moved to Cambourne in 2016 to help support the new church plant. This was not exactly what they had planned over 5 years into retirement but they soon discovered God had other ideas!

Having originally trained as a mechanical and then a computer engineer, Richard has spent most of his working life in training in the engineering and manufacturing sectors albeit he has spent nearly 40 years in part time church leadership and ministry. He first trusted the Lord Jesus over 53 years ago when he first heard the gospel.

With 2 children, Rebecca and Matthew, and 5 grandchildren, (eldest aged 21), Richard now likes to keep active by gardening, building things for the garden and walking and cycling when time permits.

Ben Twiss

Ben helped to plant Christ Church Cambourne in 2016, and continues to serve as the full time pastor. Having grown up an atheist Ben came to believe the claims of Jesus after a friend gave him a copy of Mark's gospel to read!

Ben loved working as a secondary school teacher for seven years. He then trained for ministry with St Neots Evangelical church whilst attending Oak Hill theological college.

Ben is married to Suzy, and they have three children, Grace, Joel, and Evie. He enjoys a really good coffee (with cake!), the occasional run, and reading biographies.

Matt Baalham

Matt grew up in a home where the gospel was believed and taught and became a Christian himself at a young age. He moved to Cambourne in 2021 to start a new job as librarian at Tyndale House in Cambridge, a specialist research centre for biblical studies.

Matt has been a librarian for over twenty years in a variety of places in London, County Durham, and Wiltshire. He is married to Clare and they have three children living at home.

Matt grew up near the Lake District and still enjoys the countryside and the odd swim up there when visiting family. He also tries to maintain his interest in all things historical and plays the violin if he gets a spare moment.

Loving Jesus, loving one another, loving our community