Meet The Team
at New Forest Christian Fellowship
Welcome to the team at New Forest Christian Fellowship – NFCF.
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THE LEADERSHIP AT NFCF …
Mark & Karen Petrauskas
Mark has been in Elim Pentecostal Churches ministry since 2005 when he studied at Regents Theological College. Since coming into ministry Mark has Pastored a rural community church in South Somerset for 3 years as well as being Assistant Pastor at another local Elim Church. He has a mission to preach and teach the Word of God through the Holy Spirit and as such, this has led to a vision and heart for this local community in the New Forest and to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ across the area and beyond.
Mark is involved in biker ministry, being a member or the CMA and connected with the Knights of Antioch where he previously was Vice President. Mark has also been involved in Prison Ministries and speaks at local schools and he is not afraid to ‘get stuck in’ and mix with people from all walks of life.
Mark is married to Karen who is the Worship Leader and heads up the musicians at New Forest Christian Fellowship. She has a heart to lead people into full Worship through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Outside of church, Karen runs her own online marketing business KJP Creative and enjoys being around friends and family. Mark & Karen have been Married since 1999 and have two beautiful children, Joseph and Zoe-Beth.
Ralph & Terri Winter-Smith
Until the end of January 2015, Ralph and Terri were leaders of Christchurch Elim Church. Ralph had been senior pastor there since 1977.
Ralph and Terri have very broad experience of pastoral ministry having worked closely together over many years. They joined the NFCF team in July 2015.
In particular Terri served the Christchurch church in numerous roles including leading women’s ministry and sharing in Sunday School, youth work and parents and toddlers groups. She has undertaken various other roles in the church and has often been used by the Holy Spirit in the prophetic gifts.
Ralph has been involved in all aspects of local church ministry including teaching and preaching, training and mentoring aspiring leaders and ministers, lecturing on leadership and the person and work of the Holy Spirit, evangelism and healing. He has previously served Elim as Regional Missions director and Regional prayer co-ordinator and as an area pastor. For two short periods he also served Elim on central committees at the Elim movement’s Headquarters.
Ralph and Terri have two daughters who are both married and who with their husbands continue to serve the Elim Church in Christchurch. They are also blessed with two wonderful granddaughters.
Sam & Sarah Percival
Sam and Sarah have been married since 2003 and are blessed with three children; Bradley, Naomi & Reuben.
Sam is a chef by trade and at present is the business owner of a public house; Sarah is currently a stay at home Mum. Together they strive to show love through their actions, compassion through their words and demonstrate the beauty of God’s salvation through the way they choose to live their lives. They are wholly His and ever excited for what God has in store for them.
AND THE NFCF STUDENTS…
Paul is a Regents Theological College student who, after many years service with the Royal Navy, felt God’s call to train as a Minister with a view to Military Chaplaincy. Paul has a powerful testimony and is a gifted Evangelist, serving with the Knights of Antioch Motorcycle Ministry.
He was part of the initial pioneering team at NFCF and although he is currently serving in another church as part of his college training, retains strong links with NFCF and is still very much a part of our team.