At Nantwich Elim Church people's wellbeing is very important to us. Therefore, we have a pastoral care team made up of pastors, members of Session and volunteers, to provide help and support within the church.
Pastoral care is about the spiritual well-being of each individual. The pastoral care team is here to listen to you, talk with you, pray with you and search God's Word with you, provide comfort and encouragement and help you grow spiritually in your faith in God.
Pastoral care may be given through visits, video chats, phone calls, or any other form of communication
If you would appreciate support or help from a member of the pastoral care team, this can be organised by contacting Pastor Rachael Woolley at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us directly, during office hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, 01270 626749. We regret that we are unable to offer 24-hour-a-day support.
If we feel there are other elements involved in what is shared, you may be referred to counselling; encouraged to join a group; or directed towards other services that are better equipped to help you.
Michelle was called into full time ministry in her 30’s having had a successful career involving leadership and management within the private, public and charities sector. She is an ordained minister and Lead Pastor of Nantwich Elim Church. Michelle was appointed in May 2022 to be a member of Elim's National Leadership Team having served the movement as a member of the Ministerial Selection Board, Arbitration Board, Minister in Training Development Team and the North West Regional Team. She is Co-Chairing a review into Women in Ministry in Elim and contributing to theological discussions around Human Personhood and Sexuality. Michelle has led Nantwich Elim since 2011 and oversees Regents Park which is home to Nantwich Elim Church, its Conference Centre and Cafe plus Regents Business Park which is home to about 40+ businesses. Michelle is currently Faith and Voluntary Sector Representative on Cheshire Easts Local Safeguarding Adults Boards and a Trustee for the Women's Interfaith Network. Formerly, she was a hospital Chaplain for 7 years, Chair of the local Church Council, Mayors Chaplain and Faith Representative for Cheshire Easts Safeguarding Children Partnership. Michelle has an MA in Practical and Contextual Theology and is undertaking some further research studies. Michelle enjoys pastoring, community building, speaking and writing.
MC Chang came as a missionary to UK from South Korea with his family over 20 years ago and was ordained in the Elim Movement in 2016. MC has served the Elim Movement in pastoral roles at Dewsbury and Nantwich. Pastor MC is married to Kyeong Sil (Esther) and is father of Luke, John and Maria. Pastor MC is Chaplain at Reaseheath College and co-leads our outreach to students at Reaseheath, as well as leading our Toddler Church which meets at Regents Perk cafe and providing pastoral care.
NextGen Youth Worker / Minister in Training
Rachel has worked on team since 2017 working as PA to the Lead Pastor and serving as a Worship Leader whilst she undertook her Theology degree at Regents Theological College specialising in Youth Leadership. Rachel now leads our youth and children's ministry and has recently been accepted as an Elim Minister in Training. Since 2023 Rachel has also been a part-time hospital chaplain.
Rachael formally joined the pastoral team in 2017 after completing her Theology degree at Regents Theological College and being accepted as a Minister in Training within the Elim Movement. Rachael completed her training and was ordained in 2021. Rachael grew up locally and was supported by Nantwich Elim to go on mission to the Philippines in 2013/14. Rachael currently oversees pastoral care in the church, is involved in providing pastoral care, leads a few discipleship groups, and is currently studying for a MA in Theology and Religion.
NextGen Children's Worker
Katie has been a part of the NEC church family for a number of years along with her family. She has recently taken on the oversight of the children's work.
Café Coordinator / Minister in Training
Amy joined NEC in January 2024 as a Minister in Training / Café Coordinator. Amy is from Caerphilly, South Wales and has been a part of City Church Cardiff for 15 years. She has a BA in English Literature and a MA in Creative Writing. Amy has spent time in Rwanda volunteering with Tearfund and God has leading her towards ministry for several years, she started as a volunteer on 'welcome team' which led to a church internship and later becoming the church administrator. Amy is passionate about churches being inclusive for single people at all stages of life, as well as creating opportunities for those aged 25 - 35 to be rooted in church community.
Gra is the Facilities Manager here at Nantwich Elim Church. He also serves as a deacon on our Church Leadership Team. For many years Gra has been heavily involved in church hospitality. He also is one of the leaders of our Men's Ministry. Gra will often provide pastoral support to the men within the church.
Naomi has attended NEC since 2009 and has been a member of the church for around 10 years. Naomi served many years as a deacon on our Church Leadership Team, she has led our Sunday School, and been NEC's Missions Co-ordinator. She now volunteers at our reception desk, in children's ministry, and as a pastoral care team member.
Book Club Leader
Barbara has been connected to the church since 2011. Barbara has led discipleship groups and currently leads our book club. Barbara loves to read, write and care for people. Barbara has been involved in pastoral care in the church for many years and continues to volunteer in this way.
CONFERENCE CENTRE MANAGER
Graham is a valuable part of our staff team here at NEC, he overseas the OliveGrove Conference centre. His role involves the day-to-day activities of the site such as room hire, communications with business owners on-site and booking accommodation for guests.
Graham also in charge of the pastoral support for the overseas students that live in the OliveGrove accommodation and study at Cheshire College South & West.
Allen is responsible for completing routine and emergency repairs to equipment, fixtures, fittings and the building. His duties include responding to reports of broken or faulty items & conducting routine inspections of the building.
REGENTS PARK ADMINISTRATOR
Mandy has recently taken on the job job as administrator at Regents Park, her job role involves the oversight of admin for Regents Park business & bungalows. Her role mainly involves communication with Elim HQ, current tenants, potential tenants and visitors.