Our Leadership Team

Elizabeth Birch

Elizabeth is actively involved with our activities for new Christians, such as Upton Café Church.

Having joined our church family when it was considerably smaller in 1997, she and her husband have enjoyed being part of a congregation that is happy to change and grow, and are looking forward to seeing what else in in store for us.

Elizabeth has been on the leadership team for over 12 years now, and likes the fact that it consists of such different characters with diverse skill sets and experiences which complement each other’s gifting’s so well.

Ian Corkan

Ian is married with two grown up daughters and a grandson and has lived in Northampton for twenty five years. He is a retired financial adviser and has worked with church and charity finances for over twenty years. His other interests include politics and family history.

He grew up in the Church of England. His faith journey led him to Kislingbury & Upton Baptist Church in 2010 where he was baptised and became a member of the Leadership Team as Church Administrator in 2011.

Jeni York

Jeni and Peter York came to Kislingbury Church in 1993 and joined the church 12 months later in May 1994.

Jeni became a deacon in the church in 1997 and an Elder in 2000. She also led the church from 2006 until Marilyn became pastor in 2009. During her time at Kislingbury, Jeni says that it has been exciting to see all the wonderful things God has been doing and is doing now.

Before retirement Jeni was Human Resources Director at World Vision and so visited many parts of the developing world which gave her a real heart for the poor 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 Jesus and to see them grow in their faith