Christ City Church is led by Steve & Leanne Vaughan. Read about their early story and how the church began.
Steve works for HubSpot and plays Gaelic Football for the Kilmacud Crokes. He blogs at stevevaughan10.com and thinks life is too short to drink bad coffee. He used to be a Pastor at Mosaic Church Leeds and before that worked for Christians in Sport. Steve is passionate about the bible, business, good food and drink, sport and his family.
Leanne is a cook, cleaner, maid, launderette worker, chauffeur, interior designer, playtime supervisor, conflict mediator and personal assistant to two cherubs alongside her work with church, and in her spare time loves to dance, upcycle furniture, sing and play guitar. She used to like reading!
Steve and Leanne are not paid by Christ City Church. They are supported by a team of paid and volunteer staff, as well as lots of others in the Church with different roles. Check out our City Group leaders and find out more about the groups.
Ola Ngaditono is our Pastoral Care Worker and Administrator. She works part time for the Church and is mainly responsible for overseeing the apprenticeship and internship and helping out with managing volunteer teams. She also meets up with people one-to-one and helps with life groups. She loves to bake and cook and does a bit of food photography. She’s originally from Poland and is married to Andrew – they moved to Dublin in 2014.
Eben Gourley is our Pastoral Care Worker. He works part-time for the Church and does some photography on the side. Eben has particular responsibility for ensuring that we’re welcoming and looking after people in the Church; offering pastoral support and helping to connect people. He’s married to Lauren and is originally from Texas. They’ve been living in Dublin since September 2015.
Vanessa Kelada is our part-time Communications Apprentice, is doing an Internship with Christains in Sport, as well as working as a cricket coach in various schools and clubs in Dublin. She helps run Sundays and other events, organises our involvement with an inner city kids’ club, and is looking into how we can use sport to connect people with church. Vanessa has lived in Dublin since she was 9 years’ old and graduated from UCD in 2015.
Rachel Sharpe is our part time Intern. She helps with Sunday service set up and is involved with kids team and Safeguarding procedures. She’s also involved in events such as Intro and the 6.30 Leadership Course. Born in Ireland, Rachel spent her teens in the UK and is now back here with her husband Stephen through God’s calling. She enjoys reading, colouring, coffee and may mention Harry Potter at regular intervals.
We have an advisory team made up of four local leaders who are not part of Christ City Church but are our friends and supporters. They volunteer some of their time to provide support, accountability and an external voice of wisdom. Find out more about our Advisory Team.