Our church is run by a team of elders. At present we only have one elder from within the church, but we have two loan elders who are part of other churches within the International Presbyterian Church, and we're planning to appoint more from within our church soon. Our elders are responsible for the teaching, leading, running and pastoral care of the church.
The deacons have the task of looking after the practical needs of people in the congregation and helping the church show the love of Christ to others outside the church too.
Other staff assist the elders and deacons in various ways - particularly our Student Women's worker helps with pastoral care and teaching of the female students in our church.
Matthew Roberts is the minister of 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.
Rob is married to Anna and is currently the stage manager at York based Riding Lights Theatre Company. After training at Newcastle in Agriculture he has had a varied career which includes roles in business development around southern Africa, psychiatric nursing assistant and actor.
Rob moved from Suffolk to York in 2008 when he came to study Economics and Finance at the University of York. He became a Christian at university and began attending Trinity Church at the beginning in 2011. Rob now works in York as an accountant and lives with his wife Amelia, after they married in January 2013.
Student Women's Worker
Naomi grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and then spent three years in Sheffield studying for a degree in Philosophy. She moved to York in 2010 where she joined Trinity Church. She later completed a Masters degree in Philosophy, Theology and Ethics at York University. Naomi has been working with our female students since 2012.
Naomi married Sam in the summer of 2014.
Peter grew up in the back of beyond in Mozambique, before coming back to the UK for secondary school. In 2013 he finished a degree in Maths and moved to Dagenham, where he spent three years as a church youth worker. He moved to York in September 2016.
Bethany grew up in Carlisle, she moved to York in 2013 to study for her degree in Psychology at York St John University. She started working as an intern for Trinity Church York in 2016, and is now our Church Administrator.