Meet the team

Andy Rees

Lead Pastor
Andy is married to Grace with three delightfully energetic, young(ish) girls. He came to know Christ at a young age and marvels at God’s merciful saving kindness in his life.
He loves sharing Jesus though his word the Bible, with anyone who will listen.
Alongside leading CityGates Church, he enjoys watching niche indie bands that will never be famous, eating hipsters burgers and cheering on anything Welsh - which is currently mostly football and Gareth Bale related.

Liam Turnbull

Assistant Pastor
Originally from Lancashire, Liam is married to Lauren and they have a one-year old daughter.
Previously he worked as a secondary school teacher and then as a Trainee Minister for City Church Manchester, before moving down to Norwich in the summer of 2022.
In his spare time, Liam loves days out with the family, exploring new areas, and visiting as many new football grounds as he can.
Liam is excited about people coming to know Jesus, and is looking forward to particularly working with students and young adults in our church family.

Bev Dubberley

Outreach Worker
Bev is married to Andy and they have 4 children. After university, she spent 16 years sharing the good news about Jesus with students in the UK and overseas.
Ever since becoming convinced at University, that Jesus is who he says he is in the Bible, Bev has been keen to help others investigate Christianity and to help Christians to communicate their faith relevantly.  
In her spare time, Bev enjoys family walks with their badly-behaved dog, sailing on the Broads, and playing the clarinet in a local orchestra.

Iain Ridley

Welcome & Integration Worker
Iain is married to Faith, and they have two children: Joseph & Talitha.
He was in his early twenties when he came to know Jesus as his Lord and Saviour and understand how that changes everything. He’s loving serving the church family here at CityGates and helping others keep going and growing in their faith.
Likes: meeting new people, meals out with friends, growing veg, buying vinyl records, reading, and scrabble.
Dislikes: being on his own for too long, badly cooked steak, cycling up Kett’s Hill – if you know you know!

Suzie Kerrison

Head of Children's & Youth Work
Suzie grew up in Norwich and moved to study at university in Manchester, where she worked as a primary school teacher.
Soon after returning to Norwich in the summer of 2021, she joined the CityGates staff team.
Suzie is very excited to combine her love of sharing the good news of Jesus and her passion for working with young people, and their families, in her job.
Suzie loves singing, spending time with family and friends, exploring the countryside and baking (especially brownies and cupcakes!).

Jonny Chapman

Ministry Trainee
Jonny is serving as part of the staff team during his gap year, before heading off to study at university.
As an intern, he is studying in the TEAM course in Cambridge, gaining experience in some aspects of church leadership and youth work, and helping with all the practical things for the weekly church activities.
Jonny is a lifelong pianist, but he loves picking up new and unusual instruments - and if he's not irritating the neighbors with his banjo, he’s probably reading a book!

Arron Pilgrim

Ministry Trainee
Arron is married to Lydia and they have one child.
They moved to Norwich in September 2022 for Arron to join CityGates to take up a position as a Ministry Trainee and to join two of the local veterinary practices.
Arron became a Christian in his early twenties when at the Royal Veterinary College. He is currently undertaking the Crossland’s Seminary course and hopes it will help him to grow in his faith and help share the amazing news we have in Jesus with others.
Arron enjoys exploring outdoors with his family and going to historical and animal attractions.

Meet the team

Andy Rees

Lead Pastor
Andy is married to Grace with three delightfully energetic, young(ish) girls. He came to know Christ at a young age and marvels at God’s merciful saving kindness in his life.
He loves sharing Jesus though his word the Bible, with anyone who will listen.
Alongside leading CityGates Church, he enjoys watching niche indie bands that will never be famous, eating hipsters burgers and cheering on anything Welsh - which is currently mostly football and Gareth Bale related.

Liam Turnbull

Assistant Pastor
Originally from Lancashire, Liam is married to Lauren and they have a one-year old daughter.
Previously he worked as a secondary school teacher and then as a Trainee Minister for City Church Manchester, before moving down to Norwich in the summer of 2022.
In his spare time, Liam loves days out with the family, exploring new areas, and visiting as many new football grounds as he can.
Liam is excited about people coming to know Jesus, and is looking forward to particularly working with students and young adults in our church family.

Bev Dubberley

Outreach Worker
Bev is married to Andy and they have 4 children. After university, she spent 16 years sharing the good news about Jesus with students in the UK and overseas.
Ever since becoming convinced at University, that Jesus is who he says he is in the Bible, Bev has been keen to help others investigate Christianity and to help Christians to communicate their faith relevantly.  
In her spare time, Bev enjoys family walks with their badly-behaved dog, sailing on the Broads, and playing the clarinet in a local orchestra.

Iain Ridley

Welcome & Integration Worker
Iain is married to Faith, and they have two children: Joseph & Talitha.
He was in his early twenties when he came to know Jesus as his Lord and Saviour and understand how that changes everything. He’s loving serving the church family here at CityGates and helping others keep going and growing in their faith.
Likes: meeting new people, meals out with friends, growing veg, buying vinyl records, reading, and scrabble.
Dislikes: being on his own for too long, badly cooked steak, cycling up Kett’s Hill – if you know you know!

Suzie Kerrison

Head of Children's & Youth Work
Suzie grew up in Norwich and moved to study at university in Manchester, where she worked as a primary school teacher.
Soon after returning to Norwich in the summer of 2021, she joined the CityGates staff team.
Suzie is very excited to combine her love of sharing the good news of Jesus and her passion for working with young people, and their families, in her job.
Suzie loves singing, spending time with family and friends, exploring the countryside and baking (especially brownies and cupcakes!).

Jonny Chapman

Ministry Trainee
Jonny is serving as part of the staff team during his gap year, before heading off to study at university.
As an intern, he is studying in the TEAM course in Cambridge, gaining experience in some aspects of church leadership and youth work, and helping with all the practical things for the weekly church activities.
Jonny is a lifelong pianist, but he loves picking up new and unusual instruments - and if he's not irritating the neighbors with his banjo, he’s probably reading a book!

Arron Pilgrim

Ministry Trainee
Arron is married to Lydia and they have one child.
They moved to Norwich in September 2022 for Arron to join CityGates to take up a position as a Ministry Trainee and to join two of the local veterinary practices.
Arron became a Christian in his early twenties when at the Royal Veterinary College. He is currently undertaking the Crossland’s Seminary course and hopes it will help him to grow in his faith and help share the amazing news we have in Jesus with others.
Arron enjoys exploring outdoors with his family and going to historical and animal attractions.