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.

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.

Neville Wright

Prophetic Team Leader

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

Matt Biddlecolmbe

Executive Leader

Matt along with his wife Anna are part of Tees Valley Community Church.

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.

Ste McFarlane

Ste along with his wife Julie are apart of Tees Valley Community Church

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.

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