Church Leadership


Leadership Team

Our main leadership is an eldership team (pastors) of five men who, along with our deacons and Connect group leaders, care for the church.

Nik & Claire Ball

Claire and Nik Ball
Claire and Nik Ball

Nik took on the responsibility of leading the eldership team in May 2011.  He started working part time for the church officially at that point.  In addition, he is the CEO of a family business developing full scale Formula One racing simulators and marketing entertainment and activity centres around the world. Nik and Claire  have three children, Ralph, Leon and Portia.

Mark & Lucy Hope

Mark and Lucy have three children, Olivia, Seth and Dulcie and live in Bletchingley near Redhill. Mark is one of the founding members of the church and worked in ‘Marketing’ for a good few years where he met Lucy who works at a local school. Mark has served the church in a variety of capacities over many years and was appointed  as an Elder in 2012.

Alisdair & Kath Semple

Kath and Alisdair Semple
Kath and Alisdair Semple

Al and Kath have been married for 27 years and they have four children – one is at University, another works locally and the other two are still at secondary school. Al has been employed full time by the church since 1997, leading the eldership team for much of that time. Before working for the church, he was a science teacher and spent seven years working for a large pharmaceutical company. Kath also works for the church and is a deacon, responsible for the administration and childrens work. She is a keen walker and triathlele, in the church she seems to be involved in most things. They have been part of the church since it was planted in 1991 and have lived in Redhill since 1995.

Hitesh & Lucy Mistry


Hitesh and Lucy have been married for 8 years and have 3 children Esther, Joel and Abigail and live in Merstham near Redhill. Hitesh was appointed as an Elder in September 2014 following a remarkable 9 years which Hitesh and Lucy shared with the church recently (see our video’s on-line, well worth a watch!) Both Hitesh and Lucy are engineers who work for the same company in Redhill. They have travelled far and wide since being married.

Guy & Gilly McGlashan


Guy and Gilly have 2 children at secondary school, Megan and Drew and 2 dogs and live in Merstham near Redhill. Guy was appointed as an Elder in September 2015. Guy, Gilly and family have been members of Christ Central for 15 years and have been involved in many areas of chruch life from leading Conect Groups, playing in the worship band through to hosting many events including our firework evening at their house. Gilly is a Deacon and is responsible for Pastoral Care. In their spare time (tongue in cheek) Guy is the COO of a bank and Gilly is a care worker.