Who’s Who


Ben Thomas

Ben has been the pastor of CFC since September 2008. He grew up in Flint and became a Christian aged fourteen on a summer camp in Bala. After studying French and Spanish in Cardiff he joined BBC Wales, working as a TV journalist for eight years. Before moving to Cricieth he worked for a small church in Central London. Ben is married to Bethan and they have five children, Megan, Angharad, Joseff, Gwenllian and Ffion.


Andy Kime

Andy was born in Yorkshire and moved to north Wales in 1997. He trusted Christ in his early twenties. An industrial chemist by trade, he sold flame retardants around the world. Being inspired by the scenery he became a professional photographer and now has a shop and gallery in Criccieth. As well as playing bass, and being treasurer, his particular responsibility on the eldership is pastoral care. Andy is married to Ali and they have two grown-up children, John and Miriam.


Mark Russell

Mark was born in Swansea, but grew up in Poole, Dorset. He made a profession of faith in the Lord Jesus at a young age and he was blessed in his walk with the Lord by godly elders and Crusader leaders. After two years at South Wales Bible College, he spent twenty-three years in the Merseyside Police. The Lord led him and his wife, Ann, to move to North Wales and led them to Criccieth in 2016. They have three sons and nine grandchildren. Mark’s special responsibility on the eldership is for prayer.


John Settatree

John grew up in Pembrokeshire and became  a Christian in his teens. He has worked in various ministry roles with young people, including as the first worker with our local trust, Trobwynt. He is currently the Team Leader for Scripture Union Cymru. John’s responsibility among the elders is for evangelism. John is married to Rachel and they have two daughters.


Steve Trythall

Steve is a proud Scotsman and adopted Welshman. He is married to Marian and has learnt Welsh fluently. Steve works in software design, a job which takes him around the world. Appropriately, his responsibility on the eldership is for global and world mission. Steve and Marian have three adult children.