Our team

  • Andy lenton - lead pastor

    Pastor Andy Lenton and his wife Lisa have just been inducted into Derby City Church after spending 24 years serving in Leeds, Bridge Community Church. Andy is now our Lead Pastor and we are excited to see how God will use him in the life of this church and this city. 

    Email: andy@derbycitychurch.co.uk

  • Dan Hudson - Minister in training

    Dan is training to be an Elim minister here at Derby City Church. He has led the youth ministry over the past couple of years and continues to have a desire to raise up the next generation. Dan originally came to Derby as a student and has settled down here with his wife Madeleine who helps him lead the youth ministry.

    Email: dan@derbycitychurch.co.uk

  • Julia Ayling - Administrator

    Julia is in charge of the administration of the church and its ministries as well as its finances. She also manages the running of the Hope Centre and deals with all room bookings.

    Email: office@derbycitychurch.co.uk

  • Denise Hawley - Community Worker

    Denise is our community worker. She heads up much of the community focused ministry that happens within the Hope Centre and works with a great team of volunteers that seek to serve the people of our city. She also takes care of hospitality and catering within the church. She is married to Michael. 

  • Sarah Cogdon - Media

    Sarah is responsible for looking after the media for the church from websites to videos and design. 

    Email: media@derbycitychurch.co.uk

  • Fernanda Souza - CHURCH WORKER

    Fernanda is from Brazil and works part time for us as a church worker, alongside her mission to Derby with YWAM. She helps with the running of the Hope Centre and produces some great design work for the church. 

  • Rachel Merkelt - Kids & youth worker

    Rachel works with children aged 0-18 years within the life of the church. She has been in City Church all her life, coming through the kids & youth work. Now she serves on team full time helping raise up the next generation. 

  • Andy Hitchcock

    Andy is a Minister in Training and is the Pastor at Ilkeston Elim Church. Andy is part of our team and works part time for Derby City Church, helping with our Food Bank and outreach. He is married to Emma and they have four children.