Who? Deacons

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Colin Rookes

Devonian born and bred, Colin did a degree in Financial Services at Bournemouth before working in Manchester for a number of years. He then relocated to Southampton where he has lived ever since. He is married to his wife Sarah. They have two boys, one at secondary and one at primary school.

Colin is a Deacon and is involved in the youth work of the church.


Dan Owens

Dan was born and brought up in Cardiff and became a Christian as a teenager. In 2006 he moved to Southampton to study and has never left! Whilst at university he met and married his wife Emma and they now have a young daughter.

Dan is the deacon responsible for Community Groups, families, young people and those in the work place.


Dave Pearson

Dave is married to Debbie and they have lived with their 4 children in the village for the past 13 years. Although brought up in a Christian family David Didn’t have a personal relationship with Christ until his early twenties.

Now as a Father of mainly adult children who also have become Christians and as a systems engineer and a manager with a wide variety of practical and organisational skills, David serves as a Deacon in the church.


Dan Strivens

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Dave Strivens

I was brought up by parents who love Jesus, and came to know him as my Saviour when I was a teenager. I’ve been at NCF since 2009 and am married to Rosie, who I met at the church. We have two young daughters, Ellie and Ana, and we love being part of God’s family in Netley.

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Ian Lawson

Born and brought up in London, Ian moved to Hampshire many years ago. Ian has now retired having worked for Hampshire Education for many years.

He has been married to Ferna for 12 years – between them they have four children and nine grandchildren. They are keen travellers and like to keep in touch with contacts around the world.

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Chas Tomlin

Originally from Gloucestershire, Chas was saved whilst studying in Southampton in 1999 and made it his home.

He is married to Jackie and has three children. They have been at Netley since 2015 and love the people and ministry.