Meet the team

Ralph Cunnington

Pastor

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.
Twitter: @RalphCunnington

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Matt Waldock

Pastor

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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Pete Evans

Associate Pastor

Pete is married to Hannah, and has 2 boys, Jack and Owen. Before joining the staff of City Church, Pete worked for 2 1/2 years at Scottsdale Bible Church, Arizona, whilst studying for his Masters at Phoenix Seminary. Pete is passionate about church planting, and has helped lead and plant 2 previous churches in South Wales. Pete is a huge United fan (West Ham United), but also loves American football, baseball, and rugby. When he’s not watching sport, Pete loves spending time with family, playing football, and watching good films.

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Jeff Schofield

Operations Director

Jeff is married to Shawn and they have two teenage daughters, Rebekah 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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Barbara Wright

Women's Worker

Barbara has come to us from Tallahassee, Florida and is working to help lead and develop the women of the church. She will also be leading our P-O-D ministry of Prayer triplets, One to Ones andDiscipleship groups. 

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Clint Harper

Connections Coordinator

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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Malc Clark

Trainee Minister

Hailing from York, husband to Judy and father to Delilah. Malc 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. As he began to explore the possibility of moving to full time church ministry, Malc took a few years to work a variety of jobs where he gained valuable experience and thinking space. Malc now serves as a trainee minister at City Church where he has a particular focus on evangelism. Malc loves music, and has even toured various parts of the UK and Europe with rock band 'This Resistance'.

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Alex Tarbox

Ministry Trainee

Although you’d never guess, Alex hails from the North; he was brought up in the small village of Settle and recently completed a degree in Spanish and Chinese at the University of Manchester. Whilst at University he spent a year abroad in China and Cuba. Alex grew up in a Christian family but it wasn’t until he came to University that he made the decision to fully commit his life to God. At City Church he works with City Kids and students. In his free time, Alex enjoys cycling, watching martial arts films, and making bad puns.

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Emma Pinney

Ministry Trainee

Emma was born and raised in the sunny South-East in St Albans, Hertfordshire. She then went on to study Economics at Durham University. Emma’s work at City Church involves managing the Ministry Hub, social media and students. In her free time, she loves playing and watching most sports, particularly golf and squash. She also enjoys music, summer and nature. Unfortunately, Manchester only offers one of these things!

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George Platt

Ministry Trainee

George is a ministry trainee at City Church and is particularly excited for work involving discipleship and international students in the city. He grew up in east Lancashire before moving to Durham university where he studied chemistry, became a wholehearted Christian, and grew to recognise what it meant to serve in God's strength, particularly in the areas of mentoring and reaching out to international students. After working in nuclear and nanotechnology research, George served as a chemistry lecturer at a missionary-founded university in Mongolia where he loved to share his life and the gospel with the young students there, and became involved more with youth mentoring and international missions. George loves Japanese food, Korean saunas and all things Mongolian! He's excited to grow more in a servant heart back in Manchester and to seek to bless those closer to home as he considers the future and what it would look like to be discipling cross-culturally long-term.

George loves to meet new people at Church and to and hear their dreams and stories. He's happy to get a coffee and chat at any time!

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