Jonathan is a Programme Manager in Bombardier Aerospace in Belfast.  He is married to Rosemary and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Jonathan joined the eldership in 2009.

Jonathan’s hope for Silverbirch, “My prayer for Silverbirch is that we grow together into a closer personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to each other. And that we effectively communicate the amazing love of God to our friends and neighbours.”


Colin is a Deputy Principal in the Northern Ireland Civil Service. He is married to Shirley and he has 5 children and 4 grandchildren. Colin joined the eldership team in 2002.

Colin’s vision for Silverbirch: “My prayer is that Silverbirch will be a fellowship motivated and united by love, empowered by the Holy Spirit with Christ at its centre. A place where Jesus is presented as One who can meet every need – where those who love the Lord are encouraged to develop their gifts and to use them in His service.  A church where, by the love we show for one another and for those around us,  we will be identified as followers of Christ.”


Philip works in IT and is married to Joanne with 3 children,  Andrew who has special needs, Rachel who works in London, Hannah and a golden retriever, Harvey.

“Our faith is central to our family, gives us purpose and helps us with the ups and downs of family life.”

Philip’s vision for the Silverbirch fellowship, “My vision for Silverbirch is a family who worship and serve God, care for and help each other to grow and develop as Christians. Where we share our faith and Christ’s love with our friends and neighbours, and is a place where God’s presence and power is felt and lives are transformed.”


Alistair joined the leadership team in October 2019.  He is married to Jo and has 4 children, Jasmine, Connie, Izzi and Theo. Alistair is the managing director of a small electrical engineering business.

“Over the years I have seen the many ways whereby my faith and trust in God has challenged, influenced and brought many blessings in my work environment and family life. My desire for SEC is that we are empowered to impact our community, building relationships, encouraging and supporting those in need, not only speaking of God’s love, but living out God’s love.”