Meet the team

Ralph Cunnington


Ralph is married to Anna and they have three children: Sophie, Zach and Jacob. Ralph became a Christian shortly before going to university in 1996. After seven years working as a university law lecturer he trained for pastoral ministry at WEST and Westminster Seminary London and was then Assistant Pastor at Aigburth Community Church, Liverpool. Ralph is on the Steering Group of City to City UK, he represents the FIEC on the Council of Affinity and is also on the Board of UCCF: the Christian Unions. Ralph is passionate about church planting and convenes Plant North and co-hosts (with Mike Tindall) the Planters Collective in Manchester. Ralph recently authored a book on Word and Spirit in preaching titled Preaching with Spiritual Power (2015, Mentor). When he hasn’t got his hands full looking after his children or pastoring the church he enjoys playing squash and watching cricket and football.

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Twitter: @RalphCunnington

Matt Waldock


Matt is married to Jacky and they have a son, Reuben. Matt became a Christian when he was 14 at a summer camp. After studying Theatre and English Literature at Lancaster University he worked as a ministry trainee in Liverpool. Matt went on to teach at a secondary school on the Wirral before becoming a UCCF Staff Worker for Merseyside and Chester. He was involved in developing leaders in Africa with the charity Emerging Leaders and was then appointed as an Assistant Pastor at Christ Church Liverpool. Matt enjoys good food and good pubs and is even happier when he can find them together.

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Jeff Schofield

Operations Director

Jeff is married to Shawn and they have two teenage daughters, Rebeckah and Rachel. They originally hail from Birmingham, Alabama but moved to Manchester to help oversee the operational side of life at City Church Manchester. Jeff previously worked in IT for a pharmaceutical company and more recently oversaw global operations for Campus Outreach. The Schofield family love barbecue, books and movies.

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Kathryn Bridle

Biblical Counselling Trainee

Kathryn was born and raised in Southport, before moving to Manchester to study Counselling at the University of Salford. As a student, she was one of the first to attend City Church and become a member. Kathryn joined the staff team last September as a Ministry Trainee, and she now heads up P-O-D whilst studying towards a Biblical Counselling qualification. In her spare time Kathryn enjoys dancing, playing guitar, cross-stitch, and spending time with her lovely husband Eddie.

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Malc Clark

Trainee Minister

Hailing from York, Malc and his wife Judy moved to Manchester during the summer of 2017 to join the City Church family. Since becoming a Christian as a teenager, Malc has had a desire to communicate the good news of Jesus. This led him to train as a schools' outreach worker, as well as the chaplain at Manor Academy in York. Following a couple of years out of youth work, Malc is excited to begin his training for ministry at City Church. Malc loves music, and has even toured various parts of the UK and Europe with rock band 'This Resistance'.

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Clint Harper

AT3 Intern

Clint moved to Manchester from Phoenix, Arizona in summer 2016. Having completed his studies at Grand Canyon University, he was excited about the opportunity to share the good news of Jesus with the people of Manchester and so joined City Church as part of the AT3 intern programme. Most of his time is spent with students and strumming one of his many guitars. Clint loves music, people and nature. 

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Ed Bennigsen

Ministry Trainee

Ed is a local lad, having been born in Sale, raised in Stockport, and studying at the University of Manchester. After a year in Hertfordshire as an intern at Ocado, he decided that the North really is much better and headed back (despite insinuations about his accent). His day-to-day work involves kids, students, admin, and coffee. As a Computer Science graduate, he is regularly asked to fix the printer despite not being taught how on his degree. He puts these skills to use one day a week as a software developer for PrayerMate. In his spare time he enjoys reading and playing music

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