Who’s Who

Who’s Who

Richard Wightman

Senior leader

Richard is the senior leader of New Life Church. He is a team builder and strategic thinker, and loves helping people fulfill all that God has called them to. He leads the senior leadership team who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the church. He also leads the eldership team who provide spiritual oversight to the church. Richard is passionate about serving the city of Milton Keynes and is a key part of a number of city-wide charities including the Milton Keynes Winter Night Shelter.

Richard Wightman

Tim Williams

Online church and Fox Milne site leader

Tim leads the team that reshaped New Life as an online church when the UK went into lockdown in 2020 but which now thrives as a vital part of the church’s life. He is also the leader of our Fox Milne site, currently joining with the Wolverton Mill site for this season of consolidating community. Tim is a gifted worship leader, serving not only New Life Church but also Catalyst, our wider family of churches.

Tim Williams

Sharon Clark

Communication Director and Wolverton Mill site leader

Sharon has two key roles for the church. She leads the communication team. Having worked as a writer and editor for many years she is passionate about the written words, but also enjoys partnering with the creative skills of her colleagues who love producing fun videos and excellent graphic design. Sharon also leads our Wolverton Mill Site, and enjoys the challenge of building and maintaining community online. As Company Secretary she also plays a significant role in ensuring the church is compliant with an array of legal requirements, and also attends all eldership team meetings.

Sharon Clark

Donna Elliot

Community Action and Operations Manager

Donna leads our community action programme. She has been a key player in setting up Unity Park Station, in collaboration with the Winter Night Shelter, and introducing a community club that provides services to the lonely and vulnerable. In addition, she is our Operations Manager and has responsibility for Ridgeway Centre Conferencing.

Donna Elliot

Johan van den Heever

Connection and small groups

Johan is passionate about people feeling they are part of a community. Our small groups are a vital part of that, and Johan and his team work hard to provide a wide range of groups that are currently running online. Do check them out. There is something for everyone! Johan's team also provides a key support role for connecting people across the church.

Johan van den Heever

Sonya Hackett

Families leader

Sonya oversees Families at New Life Church. She is passionate about equipping, engaging and connecting families by providing tools and resources to help them grow in their relationship with God. Sonya has worked for over 25 years in various children’s and youth settings and leads a large team of volunteers. She loves being around people (especially kids) and she is never far from a Diet Coke (one of her other loves), particularly if it’s enjoyed with friends.

Sonya Hackett

Dave Eyeington

School of Supernatural Life

Dave is passionate about people encountering Father God and being positively transformed as they discover their true identity as sons and daughters of the King of Kings. He leads the School of Supernatural Life, which offers a ten-month training adventure that inspires, encourages and transforms. Find out more at www.sslmk.org

Dave Eyeington

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