Meet The Team

Matt Pierce

Leadership Team, Youth & Children Pastor

My name is Matthew Pierce but you can call me Matt. I am the youth and children’s Pastor at Elmwood Church. I was born and bred in Durban, South Africa, but now live in sunny Salford. I love Jesus, my family and Arsenal football club and most people. I enjoy a bit of fishing when I get the chance and I love a good South African Braai ‘known as a barbeque here, but to me that is a sauce I put on my meat on the braai’.

2 Corinthians 5:7, ‘We walk by faith and not by sight’

Jill Baker

Leadership Team (Acting Chair of Leadership Team, Services & Worship)

Jill has been attending Elmwood, together with her husband, since 1993. She works as an educational consultant and enjoys reading, gardening, swimming and playing with her grandchildren.

Elizabeth Gough

Leadership Team (Discipleship, Prayer, Pastoral Care)

Elizabeth Gough first came to Elmwood Church (then Eccles Evangelical Church) together with her husband and two, soon to be three, children in 1978. She has been involved in various ministries, in particular running the Playgroup for many years.

Now retired, widowed and with five grandchildren, she lives in Monton where she enjoys her garden, baking and spending time with her family.

Rebecca Kelly

Leadership Team (Communications)

Rebecca Kelly has been coming to Elmwood since she was a student in 1999. She and her husband Martin were married here in 2003 and they, with their two sons, live in Eccles.

Rebecca can often be seen at Elmwood Church toddler group and works in Media City. Alongside listening to and making radio programmes, she loves cats, spending time with her family, and taking photos of letter boxes.

David McCormick

Leadership Team & Trustee (Outreach & Community, Missions, Treasurer)

Angela Hopper

Trustee (Chair of Trustees, Safeguarding)

I have been coming to Elmwood since 1986 when I got married to Dave and moved up from London. We felt called to stay in Salford and, so far, God’s not called us to move anywhere else!

I have 3 sons – two all grown up, one in primary school keeping me young at heart. For many years I enjoyed working with young people as a youth leader. More recently, I have been able to put all the things God has taught me in youth ministry to good use working with my fellow Trustees.

I am a Radio 4 addict, I enjoy art galleries, I recently discovered I like body boarding and I am a huge Star Wars fan.

Richard Bryce

Trustee (Employment, Information Technology)

Phil Gee

Trustee (Health & Safety)

At present Phil works as a logistics coordinator sending bible resources around the UK, Europe and the world in many different languages.

At Elmwood he can be seen leading prayer meetings, joining ‘the fun’ at the Men’s breakfasts and serves on the Missions team.

In his free time, Phil likes walking in the hills and watching rugby (and sometimes football)

Derek Smith

Trustee (Buildings & Assets)

Richard Haworth