Meet the Team

Chris Sharman

Current Role:

Student team leader and Associate Pastor

What I'm passionate about:

A northerner by birth, I came to Cambridge in 2009 for vet school. Post-graduation I traded animals for people and began working for KingsGate. I get excited by food, coffee, nature, sports, reading and movies, and especially love doing all of the above with Annabel (except coffee - she's more of a tea person).

Interesting fact:

I once re-enacted the opening scene from the Lion King with my guinea pig

Annabel Sharman

Current Role:

Student team

What I'm passionate about:

I am originally from Peterborough but moved to Cambridge 10 years ago to study theology at Robinson College (where Chris and I met). I now spend my weekdays teaching in a primary school and my weekends singing, creative writing, roaming around the countryside in my wellies and curling up with a good novel.

Interesting fact:

The best meal I've ever eaten was on honeymoon in Italy - authentic spaghetti and tomato sauce.

Jon Cullen

Current Role:

Student team

What I'm passionate about:

Hailing all the way from New Zealand I now live in Cambridge centre with my wife Maria and our three children: Leni, Mabel and Vera. For my day job I do research at Cambridge Uni on sustainability, climate change solutions and developing countries, and for fun I play the drums and guitar, listen to vinyl and walk Baxter (my ridgeback dog).

Interesting fact:

I studied chemical engineering… despite my top A-level grade being history.

Ru Cullen

Current Role:

Student team and worship team leader

What I'm passionate about:

My name is Maria but everyone calls me Ru. In my life there's Jesus and there's my people and then there's basically just music. I love music. I write it, play it, eat it and breathe it. Occasionally I'm interested in other things (like indoor plants and outdoor fitness) but not often.

Interesting fact:

One of my core beliefs is that a good cup of tea is the solution to many of the issues of the day.

Martha French

Current Role:

Student team and Pastor-in-training

What I'm passionate about:

Arriving in Cambridge to study history in 2015 I fell in love with the city, a guy called Jonathan and the church. After graduation I became a townie, married the guy and started working for the church. You'll usually find me in a café with a flat white and a book, or baking something sweet in my kitchen.

Interesting fact:

A key ambition in life is to buy so many plants that that my flat becomes an indoor jungle!