Matthew is the Rector (Minister) of Christ Church Salisbury. He grew up in a Christian family, but although he knew about Jesus from an early age, he did not come to know him personally until he was 20. He trained to be a minister in London, and has previously served in churches in Tunbridge Wells and Washington, DC. He is a Fellow of the Center for Pastor Theologians.
Matthew has been married to Annabel since 1998, and they have two daughters and one son. The Mason family moved to Salisbury in summer 2014 to help start Christ Church.
Chris came to Christ in 1970 through the ministry of the Stewards Trust in London.He married Heather in 1973 and they have two sons: John-Daniel, a vicar in Aberystwyth, and Timothy, a PhD Theology student and Head of Strategic Research with UCCF in Cambridge.Chris's working life was in the finance industry.
Interests include biblical counselling, Christian economics and Christian education: Heather taught the boys at home before continuing at Pilgrim Christian School, Dunstable. Fifteen years with an elderly Porsche were golden, as were decades with lightweight bikes, family camping in France and Yorkshire cricket victories.Music, from Bach to Shostakovich, remains a delight.
Rob Slane - Elder
Rob became a Christian in his late 20s, having been a committed and dogmatic atheist. A decade or so after this he helped to establish Christ Church Salisbury in 2014.
He is currently Head of Marketing in the UK for the international economics firm, Emsi. In his spare time he loves to cook, play guitar and read. He also spends a good deal of time writing for various organisations, including the US-based Samaritan Ministries International, the Canadian-based Reformed Perspective, and the UK-based website, The Conservative Woman. He has also authored two books, The God Reality: A Critique of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion, and A Christian and an Unbeliever Discuss Life, the Universe and Everything.
He married Alina in the year 2,000, and they live in Salisbury with their four boys and two girls.