[ Leaders & Staff ]

Redeemer Church is lead by a team of elders. Currently the elders are Grant Van Schalkwyk, Toby Friend and Owen Hayward. The eldership team are responsible for guiding, governing, and guarding the church. Whilst ‘lead elder’ is not a biblical title, we recognise that all teams have a leader and Owen leads the Redeemer eldership team. There is also a growing staff team that helps with the running of the church and different areas of church life are led and served by volunteers.

Eldership Team

Toby and Katy

Toby & Katy Friend

Toby came to Plymouth from Sussex to study and having joined Redeemer Church (then known as Waterfront Church) as a student he decided to stay. Katy moved from Sussex when the couple married after university. Toby now works part time as a Maths teacher in a local secondary school and volunteers a couple of days a week for the church.

Toby and Katy enjoy walking and spending time with friends, Toby also has a real love of stargazing.

Grant And Suz

Grant & Suze VanSchalkwyk

Grant and Suze moved to Plymouth from Honiton, where Grant was an elder at The Community Church Honiton, in 2009 with their 2 children Chloe and Joel. They have a passion to raise leaders so that more churches can be planted in order for people to hear and know the good news of Jesus.

In their spare time they enjoy long walks with their dog around Plymouths spectacular coastline and getting together with their friends, which usually involves food and plenty of laughs!


Owen & Jenny Hayward

Owen and Jenny moved to Plymouth from Southampton in the spring of 2011 to join the team at Redeemer Church, straight away they fell in love with Britains Ocean City and over the past years that love for the people and place of Plymouth has continued to grow. They have 4 young children, so home is never a quiet place, but it is a lot of fun!

As a family they enjoy time outside walking and being active. Their real passion though is seeing people respond to the good news of Jesus by loving God and loving others.

Staff Team


Benjamin Mumford

Our full-time Operations Manager; if you’ve got a question about what’s happening at Redeemer Ben can probably help.

Sue Wooldridge

Sue volunteers part time for Redeemer in the office and looks after all our day to day finances.

Steve Payne

Working for Redeemer one day a week, Steve leads our youth team.

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