Our Leadership Team

Elizabeth Birch

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

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 15 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.


James Harrison

James and his wife Catherine started worshipping at Kislingbury in 2009, and were baptised and became members in 2010. James joined the leadership team in 2018.

Since 1996 James has worked in a Northamptonshire secondary school providing Technical Support within the Design Faculty, where he particularly enjoys the challenges of working with young people.

James’s passion is worship, and bringing people into Gods presence through the gift of music and song. He was organist and part of the worship team for 27 years at his previous church, and has led the worship group at Kislingbury since 2010.


Hazel Humphris

Hazel started attending KUBC in 2013, became a member in 2016, and joined the leadership team in 2017.

Having become a Christian in her teens, Hazel was baptised at the age of 16. She believes this was a direct result of receiving faithful ministry through children’s work as a child, clubs as a teenager, as well as prayer support from family. She therefore values these ministries in a modern congregation, and holds a strong desire to support and nurture people on their Christian walk, just as she has received herself.

Hazel is a registered Optician, working in private and NHS services, so communicates with all age groups at work. She has recently taken on the role of Designated person for safeguarding, as she believes Church should be a place of safety; physically, emotionally and spiritually.


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.