When they married in 1989 Steve was about to enter his final year of theological training, so since then they have been in various areas of ministry and service together both in the UK and abroad. In 2015 they answered God’s call on their lives to live & serve in Wellington and have seen the church here move location, change identity and evolve into the community you can see today. They took the initial Eldership / Leadership roles until we grew together with love and understanding of the gifts at work in our community. Steve has an apostolic / teaching gifting and Larisa’s heart is a pastoral / encourager type. Together they have a ministry in hospitality too.
They have two daughters. Christina who is married to Jon and they live in Thornbury with Pippa their daughter and another one on the way! (Yes that makes Steve & Larisa very blessed grandparents 😀). Sophia is married to Toby and are based in Bath where they have very active lives in music and photography that means a lot of travel too.
They have a vision to see ‘Church’ worked out relationally in the community. So have led Life Central to be based around the ‘Life Groups’. ( Sometimes called cell or home groups). And every other meeting that comes along as Life Central is as a consequence of these relational hubs.