Kingsbridge Family Church Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Church Co-ordinator

Pennie Sutton

Pennie is married to Giles and a proud first-time grandma to Isla. As Church Coordinator (that’s a posh name for a person who sorts out church “stuff”) … she does anything from admin to advent to toilets & trustees (and lots in between).

Her varied role means she gets to connect with Church family and Community, building relationships both inside and out of the building.

Encouraging, motivating, and enabling people to thrive, in the knowledge of how much they are loved and valued by God, is something she is passionate about.

Church Leader/Trustee & Chair of the Leadership Team

Gordon Roberts

Gordon is retired: he used to be a scientist (with a PhD in geophysics) and mentions this often in talks! Married to Chris, they spend much of their time gardening, kayaking, and walking. Gordon had no Christian upbringing but started exploring faith in his 20s when he met Chris….to his surprise, he can now usually be found on a Sunday leading services, speaking, or fiddling with livestream cameras.

As current Chair of the Leadership Team, he is up for a challenge…and thinks that a sense of humour is important!

Gordon Roberts Church Leader/Trustee & Chair of the Leadership Team

Church Leader/Trustee & Church Secretary

Heather Richmond

Heather is a mum of two, is married to Jonny (Director of Kingsbridge Youth for Christ) and has been a Christian from a young age. She is the Head of Movement and lecturer at Plymouth University, Artistic Director of her own professional dance touring company and is a trained sports massage therapist.

In the school holidays she runs ‘Soul Food Kingsbridge’ providing hot meals to families who need it partnering with local churches and businesses.

She loves dancing, spending time in or by the sea and seeing people filled with the hope and power of Jesus, especially through the arts!

Heather Richmond Church Leader/Trustee & Church Secretary

Church Leader/Trustee & Treasurer

Bob Fretton

Bob has been married to Ruth for over 40 years, and they have two children and four lovely and very lively grandchildren. They have been part of the Family Church since January 2019.

Now retired, Bob’s working life was in accounting, and accounting software, something he thoroughly enjoyed and that’s why he actually volunteered to be the Church Treasurer!

Bob and Ruth are responsible for coordinating Pastoral Care and Home Groups in the Family Church. He’ll tell you that his love for accounting comes from the satisfaction of putting numbers into boxes and making them add up. His love for pastoral care is through recognising that although we’re all made in the image of God, we’re all so different, so don’t fit into boxes, and rarely ‘add up’!

Bob and Ruth are both Chaplains at local prisons. It’s something they’re passionate about alongside their love for walking with their dog, Honey, and cycling.

Oh, and cake!

Church Leader/Trustee

Giles Sutton

Giles has been married to Pennie (our church co-ordinator) for 35 years. They have a daughter and have recently become Grandparents for the 1st time and are delighted.

They have been part of Kingsbridge Family Church since they moved here 7 years ago from Chipping Sodbury. Like many of us they used to come to KFC to worship whilst on holiday in The South Hams, until the Lord made a way for them to move here.

Giles has served in the military, and 20 years as a Police Officer in Bristol. He then became a “mature student” at Redcliffe bible college which led them to spend some time In Burkina Faso and Kathmandu Nepal.

Giles and Pennie both share a passion for seeing Jesus shared beyond the confines of a church building, they have a heart for the lost and broken and partnering with Jesus in seeing lives transformed.

Giles' other passion is rugby……as a long-standing season ticket holder at Bath Rugby, living in Exeter Chief’s country is proving to be interesting!

Giles Sutton Church Leader/Trustee