Our elders are people who give spiritual leadership to the church, serving through Bible teaching, pastoral care, and prayerfully setting the direction and vision of the church:

Richard Wardman

I’ve been one of the leaders at New City Church since 2013. Along with my wife Amy and our children, I've fallen in love with Milton Keynes and its people.


Steve Riisnaes

I’m married to Hannah, and we have a heart for getting alongside people from all walks of life and of all ages, helping and encouraging them to know Jesus and make him known.


Gavin Naylor

I grew up in Nepal where my parents were missionaries. I’m married to Clare, and we help to oversee New City Kids, our children’s ministry at New City Church.


Paul Sherwood

My wife Hannah and I moved to Milton Keynes when we got married in 2013. We love serving the church and seeing people grow in their walk with God.



Our deacons are people who serve the church in practical and administrative matters:

Craig Owen

I have been the Treasurer at New City Church for several years, and also oversee our Music Team. I’m married to Amanda, and we have two children.


John Harrison

I serve as a deacon with responsibility for administration. Having retired several years ago, I enjoy gardening, badminton, and also singing in a local choir.