Meet The Team
Pastor - Gordon Weir
Gordon has been the Pastor at KBC since April 2022. Married to Alli, with three children and four grandchildren, Gordon is a Doonhamer (a native of Dumfries!) He has previously served in churches in Cheshire, Fife, north-east England and Ayrshire. He is passionate about teaching the Bible in a way that it can be understood, so that it is just as practical on a Monday morning in ‘real life’ as it is on Sunday in church. He is a self-confessed golf nut, but doesn’t play nearly as much as he would like to! He tries to slip in as many U2 song references into his sermons as he can get away with, and takes great pride in Queen of the South being the only football team mentioned in the Bible. Gordon says, “my mission in life is twofold – to serve God and to serve His people.”
Administrator - Elaine Jeff
Elaine was born in Birmingham and moved to Rhyl in 1983 with her parents. She first attended KBC in 1997, when both her daughters were still young. She has been a part of KBC since then. Elaine was baptised in 1999, in the old church which is now Little Lambs Nursery. She is an Aston Villa fan and is well known for her love of coffee. Elaine has been volunteering at foodbank since it opened almost 10 years ago and is passionate about helping people. She became the church administrator in December 2016. Elaine says her aim is to help people and to let them know they are not alone.
Children & Families Worker - Joanne Matthews
Jo has been KBC's Children and Families worker for about 10 years. She has lived in Kinmel Bay (or very near to) for 30 years! and raised her 3 children here. She is passionate about supporting families, encouraging children and serving the local community. She loves to travel, visiting her daughter in Japan and the missions KBC supports around the world, especially Moldova. To relax she will visit friends, go paddleboarding (not very well), canoeing, walking or hide away with a good book. Jo's mission in life is to show the love of Jesus in all she does and to all she meets, and to introduce others to the one who gave her life in all its fullness.
Youth Worker - Sarah Petersen
Sarah is the youth worker at KBC and has been involved in this role since 2018 though has been attending KBC since the age of 12. This is a role that Sarah had first as a student youth worker whilst completing her degree in youth work and practical theology. Since graduating, Sarah has now taken the role on part-time. Sarah is passionate about making God’s word accessible and applicable for all young people and for all young people to understand what it means to be loved by God. Sarah also loves spending time finding coffee shops, listening to live music and attending comedy gigs. She is also a massive fan of really silly jokes! Sarah says ‘My aim in life is to show and share the love that was first shown to us!’.