Meet the team

Sally Duffy

Current Role:

Executive Pastor (Operations & Management Support)

What I'm passionate about:

Our church family! I joined the KingsGate team in 2005 but volunteered a day a week in 2004. I used to be a Project Accountant for a Pharmaceutical Company in Cambridge.

Interesting fact:

I'm the proud owner of over 10 gerry cans!

David Robertson

Current Role:

Executive Pastor & Centre Overseer

What I'm passionate about:

I oversee KingsGate Leicester and am also responsible for Leadership Development and Safeguarding across the whole of KingsGate, as well as overseeing the ministries of KingsGate Peterborough.

Interesting fact:

My wife, Heather, and I have three grown-up children and in my spare time I love to be with my family, especially my three grandchildren, as well as enjoying fixing motorbikes and generally building things.

Jasmine Allen

Current Role:

Head of Connect, Media and Communications

What I'm passionate about:

The goodness and power of God! Also peppermint tea in an enormous cup. 

Interesting fact:

I have four grandchildren, and counting.

Heather Robertson

Current Role:

Head of Area Pastor Team & Next Gen ministries.

What I'm passionate about:

Meeting new people, hanging out with family, drinking coffee, spending time in the garden, cycling and paddle-boarding. I have three children, all grown up and married, and three grandchildren to date –  and just love FaceTiming them all.

Interesting fact:

I once fell through the stage during an Easter Service!

Jim Thody

Current Role:

Head of Pastoral Support Ministries

What I'm passionate about:

I oversee life events at KingsGate, such as baby dedications, baptisms, marriages and funerals; support into marriages and parenting, as well as counselling and key courses like Alpha, Celebrate Recovery and the Commitment Course.

Interesting fact:

I've been married to Sue for over 35 years, and we have two lovely daughters, now married, and two energetic grandsons! I love spending time with family and enjoy watching wildlife, photography & walks in the countryside.

Sharon Keogh

Current Role:

Head of Community Action

What I'm passionate about:

I'm responsible for Community Action across the whole of KingsGate.

Interesting fact:

I'm married to Paul and we have two grown up children. In my spare time, I volunteer in the local community on several projects and love planning holidays.

Simon Benn

Current Role:

Head of Worship

What I'm passionate about:

I head up the Worship Department, which includes overseeing the worship teams in all locations, with help from an army of great colleagues, students, interns and volunteers. I'm based in Peterborough, with my wife Hannah, and our three children - Joel, Josiah & Esther.

Interesting fact:

As a self-confessed foodie, I love to spend time cooking (and subsequently eating!). I've also inherited an appreciation for big, bold, new world red wines, single malt whisky, which I love to enjoy with friends (in moderation, of course) in front of my new log burner. Perhaps one day this picture of near perfection will be completed by a Dalmation - probably just the one though.