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.
Anna (Broony) FitzPatrick - Operations Manager
Bio coming soon…
Adrian Abramian - Youth Pastor
Adrian has lived in Berkhamsted his entire life except for the three years he studied Theology at London School of Theology in Northwood. He is delighted to be married to Terri, but were not so sure she feels the same! After completing a two year stint as student youth pastor (studying at Ridley Hall) Adrian moved into full-time ministry here at NBC. Adrian isn't at all competitive. Ok, that's a lie. There isn't much in life that Adrian can't do, and it has been scientifically proven that he can't lose at any sport, despite people's best efforts to beat him. Aside from football being his favourite sport (supporting Chelsea, bless him), James is his favourite book of the bible, burgers are his favourite food and Agricola is his favourite board game.
Sarah Taylor - Church Coordinator
Sarah and husband Neil both became Christians in 1990, while they lived in Germany and Neil was in the army. Since then, they have moved house a lot (8 times in 8 years at one stage!), but have been based in Milton Keynes for the last 20 years and have two grown up children - Josh and Ruth. It's hard to find anything creative that Sarah hasn't put her hand to at some stage; she studied art and ceramics, is a dab hand at woodturning and embroidery, and has written several songs alongside basically having a professorship in backing vocals. She is the church co-ordinator at NBC, and has proved to be so fearsomely organised that people come from far and wide to glean from her admin skills. However, most importantly, Sarah is a fantastic cook and her and Neil have blessed the church with many an excellent meal, not least at Soul Survivor where they cook for over 60 hungry kids every year.
Jo Holdcroft - Music and Worship
Bio coming soon…
Simon Cooper - Children & Families Assistant
Simon lives in Pitstone, with his wife, two boys, two guinea pigs and one tortoise. The tortoise sleeps for five months of the year and Simon is 'well jel'. He enjoys driving, DIY/fixing stuff, and 'slow running' (some people call it walking). It has been discovered that Simon has a sweet tooth and from time to time he can be found loitering near the tuck shop. His focus at NBC is to encourage and motivate the amazing volunteers on our kids teams, to help in overseeing the children’s work activities and to lead and organise special events such as the Easter Story Trail. All of this while being part time, you’ll be forgiven for confusing him with superman!
Joe is from Tring and has lived in the area his whole life. Joe is very busy, he is an intern who has split time between NBC and Sunnyside church. alongside this he is also working in the kitchen at Restaurant 23 as a part-time chef and kitchen porter. Joe attended Tring School and has just finished a course in sports coaching at Aylesbury college. He loves watching and playing football, and is a committed West Ham fan (poor guy!). He knows a lot about football and is yet to meet anyone who knows as much about football as he does. Joe also enjoys playing FIFA, eating food and hanging out with friends.
Zara moved to Berkhamsted two years ago after studying Theology in London and living abroad in Belgium for a year. Since moving here she has been working and volunteering with both small and not so small people. Alongside NBC she works with YC Hertfordshire as a Youth Support Worker and loves the fact she is encouraged to lead by example and take part in wheelbarrow races, hand stand competitions and water fights. She loves being involved in church and reading. Zara claims she has found the best place to get a custard doughnut (but waves all responsibility for the consequences if she tells you). Her major weaknesses include everything with chocolate and baby animals.