Matthew Roberts - Minister
Matthew Roberts is the minister of the Trinity Church York. He grew up in St. Albans, near London, and has been a Christian all his life. He did a Physics degree before moving to London to work. Later he trained to be a church minister in London and in Philadelphia, USA, and then lived in or near Newcastle-upon-Tyne for five years before moving to York in summer 2009.
Matthew is married to Kate, who was born and grew up in Everton, although she has always supported Liverpool. They married in 2002 and have three children.
Simon Arscott - Assistant Minister
Simon grew up in South London in a Christian home. He never particularly rejected Jesus, but would say it wasn't until he was 12 that the Jesus he knew on paper became the Jesus he knew as a person. He originally came to York to study history, but always suspected he'd spend the rest of his life telling others about Jesus and the Bible. So, after graduation, he did an ordinary job for a while, got trained up as a minister in the USA, worked for a church in south London, before moving to York with his family in December 2009 to join Trinity Church. He was ordained in June 2010.
Simon married his better half, Becky, in 2003, and they have three children.
Naomi Locke - Ministry Intern
Naomi grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and then spent three years in Sheffield studying for a degree in Philosophy. She then moved to York to work alongside the Christian Union at York St. John university and is now studying part-time for a Masters degree in Philosophy and Theology, alongside working for Trinity Church.
Sam Tunnicliffe - Church Intern
Sam grew up in Winchester before moving to York in 2008 to study philosophy at the university. Whilst reading up about his subject he was confronted by what the Bible had to say about who we are, and who God is, and became a Christian through reading God’s word and understanding what Jesus had done for us. Having becomes a member of Trinity Church York as a student, Sam has stayed on to work full-time as an intern for the coming year.
Margaret McGuire - Church Intern
Margaret grew up in North London, and became a Christian while she was doing her A-levels. She moved to York in 2009 to study for a BSc. and was in James College. Along with lots of Biochemistry, Margaret learnt a lot about how knowing Jesus transforms the way Christians see the whole world. Having been a student at TCY, Margaret has stayed in York to work full time as an intern.