Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.



Donna Profile

Minister Rev. Chris Kemshell


Elder Donna Searle

Having had previous experience in church eldership, management and overseeing a youth offending centre in Yorkshire, Chris comes into church leadership with valuable experience. He is excited and has vision to see the local church become a place of real relevance in society.

The church has a responsibility to make the Gospel known. The Good News which has been entrusted to the church is life changing and relevant, so is to be shared through preaching and how we live out our lives as believers. Jesus Christ is Himself the only way to God's heavenly Kingdom; so it is a priority for us to share the realities of Jesus.

Chris looks forward to welcoming you into the local church family. He is married to Lucy and has three young children Jessica, Luke and Sophie.


Donna has been a part of the church since1992,  when as the result of a mission in the village she was invited to attend a Healing Service, which she did, the Lord touched her life in an amazing way, and she has been here ever since. In 2011 she was elected as an Elder. As she knows personally, the difference that coming back to God has made to her life, her desire is to offer that chance to those who don't yet know Him.  She is married  to Steve,  the drummer in the worship group. and has a son and  a daughter, and three wonderful grandaughters.

She works full time as a Receptionist/Administrator.

Donna is so thankful for all that the Lord has done in her life, excited to see where He will lead our church, and keen to reach out in His love to those around us.




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Church Secretary Linda Pearson


Elder Steve Munday

Linda felt drawn to go to Linton Free Church about 15 years ago. Coming from a very secular background she says she had a lot to learn, and is continuing that journey now. She was profoundly touched by the warm welcome she received and regards herself as having come home.  

Linda has been married to John for nearly 40 years, is a Mum to two daughters, Sarah and Kate, and Gran to three wonderful boys


Steve joined the Church with his wife, Liz, when they moved to Linton in 1995. Their three children (Sophie, Abigail and Jonah) have grown up through the Church and were all heavily involved in the IMPACT youth groups. They have all appreciated the love and faith of the community that is the Church in Linton. To keep Steve off the streets during the week, he works as Principal of Comberton Village College and tries to watch and play as much sport as he can!




Al Wood Profile



Elder Al Wood   



Al is a family man with wife (Ang) and three very energetic young boys. He started coming to Linton Free Church in 2011 and received a very warm and loving welcome. He’d previously been going to a large church in Cambridge but felt it was important to get involved with the local church literally on his doorstep - although the church is smaller than he was used to, he says there was just as much passion and enthusiasm for the message of the gospel. He loves the strong family and community feel which welcomed his family when they arrived and has never looked back. He works as an Operations Director in a local business and loves spending his spare time in the big outdoors




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