The local leadership of the Ark Church is presbytery in nature and consists of three groups of people:
These leaders are legally in charge of the charity and seek to maintain good governance in all ways.
Dr Jayam Lazarus, Pauline, Graham and Paul (Chair)
These leaders are not legally responsible for the good running of the charity, but have emerged as those who serve the church and have a significant contribution to make to its leadership
Karen's role on the leaders' team is first and foremost to highlight relevant social and political issues to the church as a whole with a view to people praying about the issues or helping as appropriate. She also acts as secretary for the Leaders meetings and prepares the church accounts.
Jonathan’s role on the leader’s team is to coordinate Worship, and in particular music-based worship forms, within the church. As such, he has responsibility for the dedicated team of musicians and singers that lead worship in the church programme.
Kelvin has a special interest in matters of inclusion especially those to do with disability. Kelvin advises the leaders on such matters and brings his experience in the arts (especially drama) to the team.
Arielle works on communicating news regarding church events through social media, the Web and various design projects. She sometimes preaches, helps in kids' church and plays ukulele on the music team.
These leaders have their position due to the ministry role they have in the church
Libby (Assistant Pastor)
Leadership is reviewed from time to time and is functional rather than hierarchical, with every leader having particular responsibility for an individual field and the whole group sharing responsibility for the local church.