Lisa Holmes, Lead Minister
Lisa joined the staff team in 1994 and took up the role of Lead Minister in 2013. She studied theology at London School of Theology, Spurgeon's College and has a MTh from London University. Lisa is married to Mike and they have two children, Caitlin and Joel. Lisa's passions are worship and teaching and she loves opening up the Bible in a way that they makes a real difference to people's lives and to the community. Lisa really enjoys music, the outdoors and a bit of running!

Phil Burns, Associate Minister
Phil joined the staff team in 2001 with a focus on youth ministry, after his previous job as a Primary teacher. In 2013 he took up the position of Associate Minister. Phil recently completed his training at the Northern Baptist Learning Community, becoming an Accredited Baptist Minister. Phil is passionate about enabling people to meet God and discipling them to ensure that they grow to maturity in Christ.He also really enjoys leading worship. Phil is married to Helen and they have four children, Jacob, Reuben, Niamh and Eoin. He likes spending time with his family and watching films to relax.

Lauren Smith, Children's Minister
Lauren joined the staff team in 2013. She came to SBC as a teenager and developed her passion and gifting for children's work as she became increasingly involved in different areas of our children's ministry. Lauren has a degree in Children's Studies and her previous job was as a Teaching Assistant. She is married to Matt and enjoys being artistic and creative in her spare time.

Matt Smith, Youth Minister
Matt has been at SBC for over 25 years and has grown up through the children and young peoples’ provision here. He studied theology at Nazarene Theological College, and he has a JNC qualification in youth work and has been a youth worker for 9 years. He joined the team in 2014 to look after the ever growing group of young people. Matt believes in the importance of church being in the community, and loves doing detached work out in the communities. Matt is married to Lauren, and they have a little dog called Bertie. He enjoys playing his guitar, squash and football and eating fancy food.

Mick Dewhirst, Lay Pastor
Mick is married to Anne and has two grown up children, Sam and Harriet. Mick has recently completed Lay Pastor training. He has been a member at Skipton since 2008 . He is passionate about sharing real Christianity with people and loves being part of God's church meeting in Skipton. Mick has a passion for pastoral care and is working with the ministry team in that area.