Mark joined the church in Newtown in 1989 and was appointed pastor in 2003. He is married to Chris and they have two daughters. Mark became a Christian mainly through the influence of his school’s Christian Union. In the gospel of Jesus Christ he found something deeply and enduringly satisfying. He still cannot imagine anybody offering him anything better. Mark studied Religion and Politics at the University of Manchester and afterwards trained and worked as an accountant. For relaxation Mark enjoys eating with family and friends, fresh air and exercise. He keeps a few chickens, grows runner beans, tries to swim, run, and, when he can, walk in mountains or along the coast.
David Mortimer was raised in Chesham and has been part of Newtown since his teenage years when became a Christian. He enjoys time with his family, especially his grandchildren and since his recent retirement he and his wife are able to do more travel. David is a lifelong Chesham United supporter and most home matches you’ll find him down at The Meadow.