David was brought up in Northchurch, and became a Christian here. He is married to Michelle and they have four children: Olivia, Joel, Seth and Lily, and a dog! (Bella). He will watch, talk about and when he can, play football (supporting Southampton), rugby (supporting Wasps), and baseball (Boston Red Sox). He also reads a lot. No really, a lot. He's a great fan of prayer, worship, fasting and the other spiritual disciplines, and he loves cheese and instant coffee. A man of class. David graduated in theology after two years at Cliff College and went on to study for a further three years at Regent's Park College, Oxford. From taking the position of youth worker at NBC in 1997, he became the minister in 2001 and yes, is still here.
Gwyneth Lee - Church Secretary
Having lived in Berkhamsted for a mere 6 years Gwyneth is a relative newcomer to the area. Born and brought up in East Africa she spent the first years of life thinking that safari parks were boring and most people live near a volcano. Her missionary parents brought her back to the UK just before her teenage years so that she could learn the British way of life before it was too late. An economist by profession she has worked in the British government for more than 15 years, travelling to the Americas, Central Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa to provide macroeconomic advice and support poverty reduction. While in Uganda she met the lovely Simon Lee which soon led to marriage and two small boys - Barney and Jonathan. Gwyneth now spends her time managing the Lee Household, helping out at the boys' schools and supporting NBC in a range of activities.
Mavis Cook - Pastoral Leader
Mavis was born in Hemel Hempstead (when it was a very small town) and moved to Berkhamsted two years after her marriage to Barry.
She has four children, all married with children of their own, and she delights in being involved with them.
She has been part of NBC life for over 40 years and has helped with children’s work, and working with the teens, and with prayer teams. Mavis has been part of the NBC Bereavement Team and the Way Inn Counselling Team. She has also been involved with the Jireh Home and Shepherd of the Hills Children’s Home in the Philippines. It thrills her to see how God has blessed the NBC community with Ministers who have led us with grace deeper into what He wants to teach us about Himself. She feels that following Jesus is an adventure and looks forward to where He leads her/us in the coming months and years. She likes cooking, reading, travel and loves being involved with people.
Mike Macdonald - Leader
Mike has been in Berkhamsted almost all his life, apart from the 4 years he went to the University of Kent (to study forensic science before realising he passed out when he saw blood...) After realising Forensic Science was probably not the career for him he set up and runs his own photography business (MacMac Photography) as well as teaching Maths (his other love) and Photography at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. His passion is for understanding where people are at, what their heart is for and encouraging people (despite the fact his voice sounds patronising and sarcastic...)