Our Team

MAIN LEADERS

Will is the vicar of Urban Crofters and co-leads with his wife, Jude. They began to establish this project in October 2016 with two other families. Before moving to Cardiff they led an Anglican Church in Sussex for 10 years. They have three children aged 24, 22 and 20. They are passionate about developing the local church to bring community transformation through the love and power of Jesus and are committed to seeing a new generation of church leaders envisioned and equipped to serve in today’s church.

WILL & JUDE

SOUTER

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Andy & Janette were both born outside Wales, Andy near Oxford and Janette in Harare, Zimbabwe. They met here in Cardiff in their late 20’s and have been married for just over 21 years. They have three teenagers and a gorgeous dog called Brydie. Andy qnd Janette co-lead  our  Penylan, missional community who meet every Thursday evening.  Andy works as a consultant Haematologist at the Heath Hospital and although Janette is a trained primary school teacher she now works as an artist and has also recently pioneered a new ministry to youth in South Wales called FireStarters.  They both love opening their home, meeting new people, enjoy great food and love to share Jesus.

ANDY & JANETTE

GORINGE

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The Student Missional Community is run by a group of 5 like-minded students, passionate about God working in the city of Cardiff. Since all coming from different places across the country, they all know the feeling of wanting to find a place to call home, and found it here at UC. Follow @UrbanCroftersStudents on instagram to stay up to date and get in touch to join their Missional Community every Wednesday evening.

RUTH, ABI, MAGDALENA, MULISA & KIM

Dave and Lisa have lived in north Cardiff for the last 9 years and have two young children. They are passionate about loving their neighbours and developing community where they live. They lead the Thornhill Missional community who meet every Wednesday evening and can often be found adventuring as a family at the beach.

DAVID & LISA

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Josh and Deborah met after leaving their home countries to work in the UK. Josh is an Architect from Italy who is passionate about music and sport but most of all about Jesus. Deborah is from France and works as an HR professional. She loves helping people reaching their full potential by recognising their unique talents. They are both excited about reaching out to the community and opening their hearts and home to others. They lead the 20s-30s Missional Community that meets every Tuesday evening

JOSH & DÉBORAH

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Chris is the Worship Director at Urban Crofters, overseeing the wonderful team of musicians and broader expressions of worship. Chris fell in love with Jesus and music in a baptist church in Essex where he grew up. He continued to play in worship bands in different churches in Birmingham and Cardiff where he completed his undergrad and then masters degree in orchestral conducting. Chris works as a freelance musician, teaching, conducting, playing and composing. He also enjoys apologetics, cooking, audiobooks, frisbee, and other arts. He is excited to continue to develop Spirit-filled and transformative worship in our church family and beyond.

CHRIS HOLLEY

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As Church Administrator with Urban Crofters, Jenn brings leadership and administration experience from various roles and opportunities abroad.  

Jenn came to trust in Jesus through a miraculous answer to prayer, igniting her heart for evangelism.

Jenn loves meeting people, experimenting with baking, creating canvas art and travelling opportunities that allow her to enjoy the amazing diversity of people and places across the planet.

Jenn is excited to be a part of Urban Crofters’ mission to connect, create and transform. She is passionate about encouraging people to take hold of their true identity in Jesus through knowing their value and worth in God’s eyes, and to be able to prosper and thrive through using their God-given talents and abilities.

JENNIFER CAMPOS

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Jessie is Urban Crofter's Digital Communications Consultant, working behind the scenes on all things online; from Social media management, to video editing and podcast development. A professional singer-songwriter by trade, she's also involved in the sung worship ministry. Luke is a filmmaker and works together with Jessie on online live events, video production and AV training/developing. As passionate storytellers for the Church beyond the four walls of UC, they're excited to partner with God in His creative transformation of the world to become everything it was meant to be.

JESSIE & LUKE FURMAGE