Our New Youth Pastors
We are excited to be able to announce that following last weekend's interviews we have appointed Sophie and Elliot Mocharrafie as our Youth Pastors.
Sophie and Elliot will be joining us in early 2018 as they are already committed to an overseas mission trip for the second half of this year. But they are worth waiting for, as you will see when they introduce themselves below...
Hello Christ Church,
We are Elliot and Sophie and we are very excited to come and join the Christ Church family and team. We just wanted to tell you a little bit about ourselves before we will be joining you in January. We have been married for two and a half years and we currently live in Bristol.
We both have a passion for the church, theology, long walks and good food ... and, of course, young people! For the past few years we have worked with LoveBristol Church and charity, on the church leadership team, in the community enterprises and also leading a community house of 11 people. It has been a wonderful experience and we have learnt so much. However, we have felt a strong sense of calling from God to move on and to serve together in the Church of England. We can’t wait to get stuck in at Christ Church as our hearts really resonate with the values and vision that you are perusing as a body.
We have a passion to see young people enabled to walk in the fullness of freedom that Jesus purchased for them and to live lives free from fear. It has been one of our greatest privileges as a couple, to see young people encounter the person of Jesus Christ in a very real way and to begin to understand who God has made them to be. We are so eager to partner with God to see his kingdom manifest in and through the young people at Christ Church and we are expectant for what He is going to do. We sense God’s anticipation for this next season of youth work at Christ Church and we thank you in advance for your love and support as we move into this new role.
Sophie and Elliot Mocharrafie
Sophie and Elliot will be sharing the role between them (in a similar way to how Roberto and Susanne share the role of Lay Pastor) and their appointment is conditional on all the usual reference and DBS checks which will happen in the next few weeks. Please do be praying for them and us as we prepare for them to join the team.