Taking Ground Apostolic Team

Martin and Lynda Dunkley

Team Leaders

Martin & Lynda lead Tees Valley Community Church. Martin oversees the Taking Ground Sphere of churches within Salt and Light UK Ministries.

Coming soon

Mike Beaumont

Teaching Team Leader

Mike Beaumont leads Taking Ground’s Teaching team.

Richard and Kate Colbrook

Evangelistic Team Leaders

Originally from Oxford, Richard and Kate Colbrook led a church plant in The Leys. They are now heading up the Leeds church plant. Richard was also the last principal of King’s Bible School.

Craig Lynch

Prophetic Team Leader

Craig Lynch is an elder at Middlesbrough Community Church. Along with Neville Wright he is heading up the Sphere Prophetic team.

Neville Wright

Prophetic Team Leader

Neville lives in Cumbria and has a long standing connection with Salt and Light. Along with Craig Lynch he is heading up the Sphere Prophetic team.

Coming soon

Rick and Liz Thomas

Pastoral Team Leaders

Rick and Liz lived for about 40 years in Worcester before moving to Leeds just before Christmas in 2016 to support the church plant there and serve the churches across the sphere.

Susanna Dawson


Susanna Dawson is part of Hexham Community Church.

Coming soon

Neil Strike

Northern Churches Team Leader

Neil Strike, along with his wife Elaine, lead Hexham Community Church. Neil also heads up a team connecting Taking Ground’s Northern Churches in Durham, Sunderland, Birtley and Hexham.

Chris Vale

Chris Vale is Operations Manager for Tees Valley Community Church.

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