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Staff, Elders & Team Leaders

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
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Senior Minister
Mat Wilson


Youth and Communities Minister
Doug Sembuuze
I am married to Hannah and we have three kids. For a few years we lived in Albania as mission workers before I became Team Leader of a mission training college in Birmingham. I support Villa and enjoy a good curry night out!


I was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda. I moved to the UK in 2007 and during the first few years in England, I was a Youth Worker in the Liverpool and Knowsley area of Merseyside. I moved to Birmingham in 2012. I am married to the competitive and adventurous Bex and we have three boys. I enjoy playing music and taking part in competitive sports. I support Arsenal and my favourite sports are Basketball and Table Tennis.






Children and Community Minister
Lynn Braden


I was born and raised in Ohio, USA and have lived in the UK since 2014. I love spending time with people of all ages, but especially children and young people! You can usually find me at Rowheath serving with children at church on a Sunday morning, in the week with families at Stay n Play, with children and young people at one of our after-school clubs or in the community café. Since I’m American it means I have a funny accent, but please don’t hold that against me! I love sunny days, dog walking and good hugs.






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Tim Herbert
Anna Burden
I spent 10 years working in a bank before feeling the calling to mission. In 2004 I started Syzygy Missions Support Network, which cares for and supports mission workers. I love gardening, cricket and skiing.   Our family has grown up in Birmingham after we moved here in 1999, joining Rowheath Pavilion Church in 2017 when we moved across the city to this area. I am passionate about justice and mission, challenging things that oppose these and seeing people fulfil their potential. I enjoy meeting people and learning new things. I have worked for the church’s international development charity Christian Aid for over 12 years, and am a trustee of an interfaith charity Mums and Families.


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Lynda Robinson


Steve Speakman
I have been involved with PCC since the beginning where six of us met in our home way back in 1982 and as part of the leadership team since 2000. I have been married to Martin for over forty years and we have three adult children and four wonderful grandchildren. I grew up in Bournville Lane where my parents still live. I am now enjoying semi retirement working part time for ForMission College. I love to travel and my favourite place to be is France in the sun.


I am married to Julia, and have three grown up(ish) boys. I have lived in Birmingham for about 30 years, and now consider myself a Brummie. I've been coming to the church since 2017, and enjoy playing bridge, riding bikes and keeping chickens
Ruth Seadon


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Steve Publicover
I am a retired secondary mathematics teacher. My Husband Phil and I have been part of this church for over 30 years.  Prior to that we were part of a Christian Community in inner city Birmingham.  I have one son and four grandchildren who are also part of the church.  I volunteer as a librarian with Formission College. My interests include singing, reading Sci-Fantasy and taking my camera for a walk in the countryside. .


I grew up in London, but have lived in Birmingham for almost 40 years. I am married to Mary and we have two grown up children. We live locally and have been attending church at Rowheath for more than 30 years. I retired in 2018 and am still getting used to it.




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Stephen Gray
After a globe trotting life leading from Pakistan to UK to USA, I arrived in Birmingham in 2016.  I have been home educating my 3 sons since they were born - now strapping teenagers - teaching chemistry in schools and colleges and home school groups, knitting, playing the piano and doing lots of walking. My family and I joined Rowheath Pavilion Church on our arrival in Birmingham and value the solid Christian presence in the community that this church represents. 
  Born in Birmingham, I studied Japanese and have worked mainly in the engineering and software industries. Life has been a great adventure since Jesus came into my life when I was eighteen, and I love exploring  the meaning of life with the people who come on Alpha. I enjoy walking in the mountains. 






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