Our church is run by a team of elders. 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.
Simon is originally from Chesterfield, and has fond childhood memories of exploring the Peak District, in and around North Derbyshire. He moved to York back in 2012, for his job in Computer Science Research at the University of York. He married Yujung, from South Korea, in 2015 and they have two young sons, Samuel and Noah.
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.
Tim grew up in the York area, and became a Christian in his mid-teens. He moved back to the area in 2013 to complete his Joinery apprenticeship. He became a member at Trinity Church York, and was ordained as a deacon in January 2018. He works as a Joiner/Carpenter for a Joinery company based near Malton.
Adam joined the church staff team as Trainee Minister in September 2018, having studied theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, USA. He is married to Genevieve and they have two children Judah and Imogen. Although Adam grew up in Nottingham, the Wilsons are a truly transatlantic family having seven passports between the four of them! But having become increasingly convinced of the need for greater gospel witness in the UK, they are delighted to be in York. Having worked with UCCF prior to being abroad, Adam is excited to have the opportunity to serve the students at Trinity Church as well as getting involved in many new areas of ministry.
Church Administrator/Female Student Worker
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 and Female Student Worker.
Ed joined the staff team in September 2018. He is a former journalist, who spent the last two years working in communications for Christians in Sport. Ed spent his childhood in Surrey, studied history at Durham University and worked in Wiltshire and Oxford before moving back 'up north' to York. He grew up in a Christian home and became a committed follower of Jesus as a teenager. Ed is married to Cat, who is a children's nurse. He is a keen long distance runner and a member of City of York Athletic Club, but there are very few sports he doesn't like.
Sam first came to Trinity as a student while studying Primary Education at York St John. Originally from Bristol, he was saved at 16 when he became friends with a group of Christians at sixth form. After uni, Sam was fortunate enough to marry his CU co-president (despite not getting on well for most of the year!). Sam loves nothing more than Jesus, his wife Rose, cycling and a good McDonald's! He also makes a decent cup of tea which comes in handy for his year as an Intern.