• Elders

    Minster is led by a team of Elders - these are biblically-qualified men who oversee the life of the church. They are the main Bible teachers in the church, and meet regularly to pray and provide spiritual leadership for the church.

  • Sam Liu

    Pastor (Elder)

    Sam is a northerner with eastern roots, but has made Cardiff his home. He studied Economics at Cardiff University and managed a sales team, before supporting students to share their faith as a staff worker with UCCF. He has been part of the church since 2012, studied with Union School of Theology, and became pastor in 2021. Sam is married to Esther and they have three young children.

  • Ben Hope-Gill


    Ben is married to Rebecca and they have three children. He works as a NHS Consultant and hobbies include reading, bird watching, running and supporting Sheffield United FC.

  • Matthew Todd


    Matthew is married to Rachel and has two children. He became a Christian in his late-teens. Born in Leicester, he came to Cardiff to study and has settled in Wales ever since. He spent 12 years working in the telecom industry before a career change took him into residential property letting, maintenance and management. His love for all things Leicester remains, especially after witnessing the lifting of the Premier League trophy first-hand.  When he can, he enjoys visiting beautiful parts of the British Isles and the occasional game of golf.

  • Ian Williams


    Ian is married to Rachel and they have three children. He became a Christian in his early twenties and has been a member of Minster since 2004. He works as a healthcare IT systems architect, having worked most of his career in NHS Wales and most recently for an independent sector healthcare and wellbeing charity.

  • John Kendall


    John is married to Tibbie and they have two sons and three grandchildren. Originally from South Wales, he became a Christian at university in Sheffield way back in the 1970s. After thirteen years teaching high school biology, he went on to study theology and then, until recently, to teach Greek and biblical interpretation to theology students training for pastoral ministry and mission work. Having been heavily involved in the ‘transplant’ from Highfields to Minster just before the turn of the century, John was then our church worker from 2017-2024 before retiring. In his leisure time, he enjoys walking, natural history and playing acoustic blues guitar rather rustily.

  • Jonny Travis


    Jonny's bio coming soon!

  • Deacons

    Our Elders are supported by the Deacons, who are biblically-qualified members of the church who serve the congregation through leading and supporting particular ministries in the church. This allows the Elders to devote themselves to the ministry of the Word of God, to prayer, and to pastoral care of the church.

  • Rebecca Hope-Gill


    Children and Young People's Pastoral Support Worker

    Rebecca is married to Ben and grew up in the East Midlands before settling in Cardiff in 1999. Besides her role as a mother of three children, she works part time as a teacher and supporting the production of educational resources for primary science. She has been a Christian for most of her life and enjoys musical theatre, singing and supporting the Welsh football team.

  • Tibbie Kendall


    Church Treasurer

    Tibbie was born and raised in London, but moved to Cardiff when she married John and has never wanted to leave Wales!

  • Clare Gatenby

    Deacon (Church Worker)

    Children and Young People

    Clare is originally from Swansea. She is married to Paul and they have two children. She's always loved working with young people and says that it helps being a big kid herself!

  • Gemma Morrison


    Social Concern

    Gemma is originally from Northern Ireland and she moved to Cardiff over a decade ago where she met her husband Pete and never left. She is a mum to three young kids and works as an occupational therapist. Some of her favourite things include going to the beach, family bike trips, reading and visiting coffee shops.

  • Elizabeth Choi

    Deacon (Church Worker)


    Elizabeth came to Cardiff in 2016 to study English and Creative Writing, and now works for the church. She's a lover of hot chocolate and reading victorian gothic literature, and when she's not working she can probably be found in her garden or playing around with her pets.