How We Work

Everything we do at KUCC relies on team and people working together to make things happen.

The work here is led by a team of 6 people, but we are supported by a wide range and number of people who put their time, energy and talent into what we do.

You can read a little bit about our leadership team, which includes the Minister of the church, below.


Chris Matthewman

Chris moved to Northampton with his family in 2019 to become the Minister of KUCC.
Happy to lead, he also feels very grateful to be part of team and in a church, where he feels that he can be himself and do work that he believes in. Alongside his work for the Church, Chris enjoys various arty pursuits and many things football related.

Elizabeth Birch

Elizabeth is actively involved with our Upton Café Church, as well as being our Church Secretary. She and her husband have enjoyed being part of a congregation that is happy to change and grow, and that makes an effort to make church relevant for children and young people. Elizabeth has been on the leadership team for over 17 years now, and likes the fact that it consists of such different characters, diverse skill sets and experience.

James Harrison

James has been part of the church here since 2009 and joined the leadership team in 2018. James enjoys the challenges of working with young people and since 1996 has worked in a Northampton secondary school providing Technical Support within the Design Faculty. James’s passion is worship, and bringing people into Gods presence through the gift of music and song.

Hazel Humphris

Hazel, who is a registered Optician, working in private and NHS services, has been attending KUCC since 2013. Hazel holds a strong desire to support and nurture people on their Christian walk. She is our designated person for safeguarding and believes Church should be a place of safety; physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Jo Inwards

Jo started to come to KUCC about 20 years ago after attending an Alpha course at the Church. With a background in Finance, Jo became the Treasurer of the Church in May 2018, as well as becoming part of the Leadership team. Jo is looking forward to seeing how the work of the Church grows and develops in the coming years.

Jeni York

Jeni came to Kislingbury Church in 1993 and led the church from 2006 until 2009.
Before retirement Jeni was Human Resources Director at World Vision and so has visited many parts of the developing world, which gave her a real heart for the poor at home and overseas and the issues they face. This has deepened her passion for people and also her prayer ministry. Her greatest joy is seeing people come into a relationship with God and to see them grow in their faith.