Leadership Team


Staff team

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Philip Sudell (Minister)

Philip has been in full time ministry for over 20 years but before that served as an engineer in the Royal Navy and taught maths in a comprehensive school in South London.
He is married to Jo, with four children, and is an enthusiastic cyclist and hockey player.

imageClare Hendry (Honorary Associate Minister)

Clare has lived in North London since 1986 when she moved down to lecture at Oak Hill Theological College. In 2011 she moved from working at St James Muswell Hill to Grace Church, where she works with women in the congregation and helps co-ordinate midweek groups (with her husband Steve). She has two children and in any spare time enjoys spending time with friends over food.

imageMatthew Foy (Curate)

Matthew trained for ministry at Oak Hill Theological College.  He spent the first part of his curacy at a church in Tottenham before joining the Grace Church staff team in July 2017.  He is married to Tracey and they have two primary school aged children.  Prior to his theological training, Matthew was a solicitor specialising in planning and environmental law.  Matthew also helps lead “Woolhampton 1 Venture”, a Christian summer holiday for children aged 11-14.

imageLucy Drane (Schools & Families Outreach Worker)

Lucy has enjoyed being part of the Grace Church family for over 10 years now, sometimes in an employed capacity in between having children.  She currently works as our Children and Families outreach worker, which involves engaging local families through various midweek groups and activities.  Lucy also works as a childminder in her spare time.  She is married to Phil and they have two young boys.  When not working, Lucy can be found putting her Textiles degree to good use by crocheting the odd lampshade.

imageMary Roseweir (Administrator)

Mary came to faith at the age of 20. She has five grown-up daughters and has spent the last 27 years working in administration for the Methodist Church, mostly at national level and latterly locally. She and her daughter, Alison, attend the 5pm service where they appreciate the strengths of a smaller congregation. Mary is part of WAVE Church for adults with a learning disability and in her spare time enjoys walking, gardening and anything to do with the great outdoors.

imageSam Sweetman (Assistant to the Minister)

Sam Sweetman joined Grace Church not long after it began, and has served on the Church Council for the last 4 years. She says:  “I became a Christian aged 14 when a school friend took her to a concert. Someone explained our need for a saviour and I understood for the first time God's amazing offer of grace through his son Jesus.” 
Sam has been in education since she was 5 - most recently as a primary school head teacher.  She enjoys eating cake, sharing God's word with our teenagers in GYGs and FIX, helping out with some admin support, and walking her dog Ruby.

imageHetty Taylor (Ministry Trainee)

Hetty works amongst children & young people, as well as taking part in the Co-Mission Ministry Training programme.  She also helps with our Community Cafe and Chat & Play groups.

Church Council

imagePhil Drane (Chair)

Phil has been part of Grace Church for six years. Married to Lucy with two young children, the family are involved in various aspects of church life. Phil helps with our Crèche & Pre-School group (ages 0-4) and FIX, our group for 14-18s. A Town Planner by day, he is also an avid follower of American sports - having long since retired from playing American Football.  Phil acts as one of our Elders



imageAndrew Marsh

Andrew joined Grace Church whilst a student at Oak Hill College and has stayed since then. He is part of our Sunday afternoon congregation and also helps with FIX, our group for 14 – 18s. His ‘day job’ involves seeking to speak about Jesus in public life – especially in the media, politics and the legal system.  Andrew acts as one of our Elders


imageRoger Boustred

Roger and his wife Elizabeth have been coming to Grace Church since the church was first planted. Roger organises the morning  bands and enjoys helping to lead praise and worship with the bands. He also leads one of our home groups which is hosted by the Gerber family. Roger is a local solicitor, a keen tennis player and an overly competitive volley ball player at our annual picnics!

imageAndrew Cusdin (Treasurer)

Andrew was born and brought up in Muswell Hill where he became a Christian in his teens.  He, his wife Tracey and their four children have been members of Grace Church since it began.  Andrew works for a high street bank, and oversees the church’s finances as treasurer. 

Andrew and Tracey teach ‘Grace Gang’ some Sundays and enjoy escaping to the countryside with their family and two collies.

imageKeith Edmunds

Keith became a Christian as a teenager. He and his wife, Tamsin, have been members of Grace Church since 2010. They have lived in Muswell Hill for twenty five years and have three children. Keith is currently on sabbatical, after twelve years as a finance director in the health service.

imagePaul Smith

Paul, his wife Liz and their two boys have been coming to Grace Church since it arrived at the bottom of Colney Hatch Lane, close to their home, in 2011.  Having attended various large evangelical churches since his late teens, Paul is very happy to be involved again in a local growing congregation.
Paul and Liz were married at St James' Muswell Hill by Philip Sudell when he was a curate.  They are both involved with Grace Gang on Sunday mornings as well as the annual Grace Church holiday club for 5-11s.
Paul works as a civil servant and hopes one day to have some spare time to ride his bike and listen to more live music!

imageRebecca Stewart

Rebecca has lived at one end or other of Colney Hatch Lane with her husband, and three daughters for the last 20 years. She works part time as a health visitor in Haringey and enjoys getting to know people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.
She says: "I came to faith in Christ as a teenager, but am grateful that God continues to change and challenge me, transforming the most stubborn of his adopted children to be more like his Son!"
Rebecca has been involved in women’s and children’s ministries at Grace Church since its beginning. She enjoys spending time with the family, reading, cycling, running and growing strange looking vegetables on the allotment.

imageSam Sweetman

Sam Sweetman joined Grace Church not long after it began, and has served on the Church Council for the last 4 years. She says:  “I became a Christian aged 14 when a school friend took her to a concert. Someone explained our need for a saviour and I understood for the first time God's amazing offer of grace through his son Jesus.” 
Sam has been in education since she was 5 - most recently as a primary school head teacher.  She enjoys eating cake, sharing God's word with our teenagers in GYGs and FIX, helping out with some admin support, and walking her dog Ruby.

imageSusan Upcott

Sue attends Grace Church with her husband Simon and various of their grown up children as they come and go from Muswell Hill. Sue is grateful for the ministry of Christian youth camps where she first understood the meaning of Jesus' life, death and resurrection. She helps with the children's work at Grace Gang on Sundays and Chat and Play toddler group in the week. She also works part time as a children's physiotherapist. Sue enjoys any chance to spend time in the countryside or the green spaces of London.