Meet the Team

  • Simon Deeks

    Current Role: I provide overall leadership to KingsGate Cambridge with my wife Zia and a great team. You will find me hosting and speaking at both Sunday and Friday night services on a regular basis, as well as being involved in most aspects of church life, including leading a Connect Group on a Tuesday morning in Café Nerro. Outside of Cambridge, I am involved in the overall leadership of KingsGate, with a particular emphasis on teaching, pastoral work, freedom ministry and overseas work.
    Everything else: Married to Zia, proud Father to William and Hannah, and unbearably delighted to be a grandparent to Elsie. Born in Nigeria, raised in Yorkshire, degree from Durham, 20 years secondary school teacher and over 11 years as a church pastor.
    Interesting fact: In my spare time I enjoy tandem riding with Zia, reading and watching TV box sets and most sport, and eating!

  • Steve Squirrell

    Current Role: Associate Pastor
    What I'm passionate about: I have been involved in KingsGate Cambridge since I first came to the city as a Fresher back in 2011. As a student I got stuck into the student ministry and also met my future wife!
    Interesting fact: My wife Isabel and I now live in London where we are pioneering KingsGate London. I still come back to Cambridge regularly to serve and preach and am a part of the leadership team there.

  • Chris Sharman

    Current Role: Associate Pastor, KingsGate Cambridge
    What I'm passionate about: My main roles are leading the student and young adult community as well as assisting Simon in the pastoral care of the church.
    Interesting fact: Originally from the Lake District, I came to Cambridge in 2009 for university and trained to be a vet at Robinson College. While I was there I met my wife-to-be Annabel, who is now a primary school teacher in the city. We love Cambridge and the wonderful blend of tradition and innovation that it brings (as well as amazing places to eat and drink - Bread and Meat is our firm favourite!)

  • Ru Cullen

    Current Role: Worship Team Leader, Kingsgate Cambridge. Also part of the Student Leadership Team.
    What I'm passionate about: My husband ,Jon, and I spent 5 years in Peru before touching down in Cambridge, originally just for one year for Jon to do a Masters degree. 14 years, 3 children, a dog and too many instruments later, here we are. And we love it.
    Interesting fact: I'm part Brit, part Kiwi, having grown up in New Zealand.

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