Meet the team


Serving, teaching, Leading

Good News Church is led by a small team of elders who have responsibility for the church and its direction, they are supported by a wider leadership team and other team leaders who carry particular areas of responsibility within the life of the church.



Good News Church - Sam Priest

Sam Priest . Lead Elder

Sam leads the team at Good News Church and is one of our elders. He works for the church four days a week and regularly preaches on a Sunday. He is married to Amy and they have two children, Micah and Joel.

Good News Church - Justin Sloan

Justin Sloan . Elder

Justin is one of our elders and leads the worship team at Good News, as well as preaching. Justin is head of music at a local school. He is married to Lou and they have three children, Beth, Poppy and Bella.


Leadership team

Good News Church - Jon Shears

Jon Shears . Leader

Jon is part of the leadership team and helps to ensure people feel welcomed on a Sunday, you will often find him hosting our Sunday service. Jon is a Director for Savills UK Ltd and is married to Dawn, they have two children, Reuben and Ollie.

Good News Church - Chris Sherred - Chair of Trustees

Chris Sherred . Chair of Trustees

Chris leads our team of trustees and can often be found behind the PA desk on a Sunday morning. Chris is married to Emma and works as a Key Account manager selling commercial kitchens.


Kids & Youth

Good NEws Church - Emma Sherred - Creche Work

Emma Sherred . Creche Leader

Emma leads our creche team and is passionate about introducing little ones to Jesus as well as getting alongside parents with young children. Emma works for Time for Marriage and Prama; she is married to Chris and they have two children, Ben and Becca.




Joe Nolan . Safe Guarding coordinator

Joe is our safeguarding lead. He works as a site manager for a local school and is married to Kate. They have two children, Eva and Zephaniah.

Good News Church - Lou Sloan

Lou Sloan . Church Administrator

Lou works two days a week as the church administrator. She helps to oversee the operations side of Good News. Lou is also one of our worship leaders.


“The authority by which the Christian leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion. Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve.”

John Stott