Dan (Pastor) & Emma Dwelly

Dan, who grew up in a Christian home, once said to God, “I hate you!”

Ten days later, he became a Christian who loved to tell others about his Saviour, Jesus.

He is originally from Rugby, Warwickshire, but came to Reading having met his wife Emma who was living here. A year with the London City Mission when he was 19 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 as an Assistant Pastor in 2012 and help get ChristChurch Tilehurst going.

Along the way, he and Emma had two children and there’s another on the way (eek!). Being a part of ChristChurch Tilehurst’s birth and formation is his greatest privilege!  His other greatest pleasures include 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!


Alex (Elder) & Caroline Clayton

Alex has spent most of his life in Reading, and became a Christian in his teens following teaching from local youth ministry and churches. Whilst a student in Southampton he met his wife Caroline.

They now have three children, and the family have been members of ChristChurch Tilehurst since its commencement.