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Our Leadership

Great leadership is key to any Church or organisation. It creates momentum and helps keep people’s feet lined up behind the dream.

Ultimately, The Forge Community Church is led by Jesus Christ. He is the head of the Church. However, from an earthly perspective The Forge is led by five teams of people

The Elders Team
The Elders provide the general oversight and ultimate spiritual authority at The Forge – the buck stops here!  They ask the question: What is God saying? Our current Elders are: 

Steve Urwin (Chair of elders), Ali Colchester, Oliver Westmancott, Mike Walsh, Martin Cobbold & Steve Fenning

The Staff Team
The staff team are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of Church. They are responsible for implementing the vision and strategy of the Forge:

Steve Fenning – Senior leader

Becky Warnock – Local & Global partnerships

Neil Serjeant – Operations Director

Emily Hannah – Circles Director

Ben Lasky – Music Director

Sophie Tapscott – The Base

Jonny Abbott – Eye Location Leader

Finn & Kat Johnston –Thurston Location Leaders

Helen Bolton –Debenham Location Leaders

Alex Laver – Video

Finn Johnston – Communications Director

Andy Stewart – Graphic design

Karen Mitchell – Administrator

Mary Clarkson – Finance
The Trustees Team
This team providing the legal and financial oversight for the business side of church. There are currently seven members:
Ali Colchester (chair of trustees), Sarah Dobson, Adam Golding, Niall Dyer, Amy Jefferies

Philip Freeman is company secretary

The Small Group Leaders
Small Groups play a vital role in building community at The Forge.  Each of these groups require leadership and this is predominantly provided by through our volunteer Small Group Leaders who lead around twenty small groups.

The Serving Team Leaders
The Forge could not function without many volunteers giving their time and energy to the various serving roles.  Each role requires leadership and our Serving Team Leaders (mostly volunteers themselves) provide this for the twenty or more different serving teams.

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