Dan (Pastor) & Emma Dwelly

Dan, originally from Rugby in Warwickshire, grew up in a Christian home but once said to God, “I hate you!”

Ten days later, aged 17, he became a Christian and found a new passion for telling others about his Saviour, Jesus.

After leaving school, he spent a year with the London City Mission which was awesome, followed by a few amazing years working in a secondary school and as a youth worker at his home church.

After that, he felt God calling him to be in Christian ministry full time. So, he ventured off to deepest, darkest Wales to study Theology for a few years before emerging to join Carey Baptist Church in Reading as an Assistant Pastor in 2012 and help get ChristChurch Tilehurst going.  That same year he married Emma and they now have three children together.

Being a part of ChristChurch Tilehurst’s beginnings and formation is his greatest privilege!  His other greatest pleasures include cooking and baking, curry, Lego and tickle-fights with his kids!

Contact: dan@christchurchtilehurst.org.uk


Peter (Elder) & Sue Ward

Peter has lived in Reading for many years and became a Christian in 1974 through the witness of a friend in the YMCA.
He and his wife Sue have four children and seven grandchildren all of whom live locally. They have been members of ChristChurch Tilehurst since its formation. In his retirement, Peter enjoys music, meeting people and sharing the gospel.

Neil (Elder) & Penny Runnalls

Neil is married to Penny and is honoured to be step-father to her four children and “Yanda” to their six children.

When not being down at eye-level with the little ones, Neil enjoys reading (especially about the faithfulness of God’s people from the 1st to the 21st centuries) and encouraging others to read.

Retirement has brought with it thrilling new opportunities, seeking to encourage and build up the congregation at ChristChurch. Being Australian gives Neil a different (he would say superior) slant on all things sporting, ecclesiastical and gastronomic!