Leadership and Staff


Ian Jones, Lead Minister

Ian grew up in Wigan but moved to Rotherham, age 18, to work at Maltby pit.  Ian has been the pastor at REC for over 15 years and also currently serves as the chairman of the trustees for the FIEC.

Alongside pastoral ministry, Ian also owns and runs a product design company. Ian is married to Jane and has five grown up children.

Email Ian: ian.jones@rotherham.ec

Ian Fenton, Assistant Minister

Ian and his wife, Denise, both grew up in Sheffield. After spending several years living and working in the Cayman Islands, Ian and Denise moved back to England and joined REC in 2013.

Email Ian: ian.fenton@rotherham.ec

Ji Pattison-Smith, Elder

Ji first came to Rotherham as a Ministry Apprentice after graduating from Cambridge University in 2010.  Since then, he's stuck around as a member of the church, married the lovely Hannah, and now works full-time as a website developer in Sheffield while studying on the Crosslands training course.

Email Ji: jipattisonsmith@gmail.com

Elliot Hyliger, Assistant Minister

Elliot, his wife, Gillian, and their three young kids moved from Nottingham to Rotherham in 2020.  After working as a UCCF staff worker and then as a digital media adviser for the Diocese of Sheffield, Elliot joined our pastoral team in 2023 and is currently doing a masters in theology & scripture with Union ST in Wales.

Email Elliot: elliot.hyliger@rotherham.ec

Ben Keen, Elder

Email Ben: ben.keen@rotherham.ec

Paul Robinson, Elder

Email Paul: paul.robinson@rotherham.ec

David Harvey, Elder

Email David: david.harvey@rotherham.ec


Rich Proctor, Deacon for Music Ministry

Email Rich: rich.proctor24@gmail.com

Claire Lovell, Deacon for Children's Ministries

Email Claire: clairemichelletaylor@hotmail.com

Andrew Walker, Deacon for Finance

Email Andrew: office@rotherham.ec


Ewan Wilson, Ministry Trainee

Email Ewan: ewan.wilson@rotherham.ec