Vicar – Simon Rowbory
After studying physics at Durham University, Simon worked in the marketing department of a FTSE 100 education company in central London. Following this Simon joined the staff of Christ Church Peckham and was one of the founders of Ubaka U Rwanda, a Christian charity for street children. He trained for ordination at Westcott House, Cambridge. Simon served his curacy at Church of the Martyrs in Leicester, and during this time taught at Leicester University. He is currently priest-in-charge of John Keble Church, Mill Hill, in London. He is married to Lucy and they have two young sons.
Youth & Children’s Apprentice – Jenny Tiebas
Jenny is married to Angel and they have 2 children and a dog. Jenny came to faith when she was 8 years old having been adopted into a Christian family. When she was 15 she realised that she really had to take responsibility for her own faith and that’s when she started to have more of a personal relationship with God. Jenny then became active in beach missions in North Devon, playing the piano accordion and working among children and families. Jenny worked for the Gwent Police force as a Special Constable when she was a young adult before joining London City Mission in 1989 and later working as a Medical Secretary. Previous to joining John Keble Church as an apprentice she was working as a children’s, youth & families worker for a church in Archway.
Ordinand – Andy Arnell
Andy was born in Driffield in East Yorkshire. Educated at Driffield School and Hull University, he moved to London to work in the Civil Service where he still works.
Andy is married to Katy, a nurse, and has two grown-up children, Daniel and Rebecca.
Andy first came to John Keble Church while engaged to Katy who has attended the church since being a child. Prior to being an ordinand, he has served in a wide range of roles in the church from being a member of the welcome team, server and most recently, deputy churchwarden, sacristan and secretary of the PCC. He is now preparing for ordination at St Mellitus College where he is in his final year of a two-year training course.
His hobbies include reading, real ale, theatre/cinema and constantly trying to achieve essay deadlines at St Mellitus College!
Parish Administrator – Jo Newall
Hall Bookings Administrator – Heather Gale
Churchwardens – Diane Rees & Robin Mace