It was brilliant to be able to announce on Sunday that Jon Lindsay-Scott has been appointed as our new Minister. Jon will be joining us in the autumn from St Chad’s Romiley, Stockport, where he is currently Curate. We will also be welcoming his wife, Natalie, who until recently worked as Deputy Head at a local primary school, stepping down at the end of the summer term in anticipation of a move.
Jon is passionate about creating a culture underpinned by the core truths that God loves us, God is good and nothing is impossible for Him. Whether it be through missional communities, cell groups, Sunday gatherings or Alpha, Jon loves to see each person empowered to live out of their God-given identity, God’s presence encountered through worship, and the church equipped to bless and serve. Finally, he longs to see all generations raised up as leaders, confident in their calling, and encouraged in their gifting.
Jon trained for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, between 2012 and 2014, releasing a worship album during his time at college – as well as winning the college croquet tournament! He has been Curate at St Chad’s since 2014. Before training for ordination, he studied Chemical Engineering and worked for Shell for five years.
When not working, Jon can often be found behind a guitar, watching sport (especially rugby, cricket, football, F1 – pretty much every sport imaginable), or exploring new places with Natalie. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys crafting and reading, but her particular area of expertise is eating chocolate! They’ve recently discovered Netflix…
Jon says, “I am so excited to be coming to Springfield. This is a church family with a clear passion for people, mission and worship and a heart to follow where God calls. I look forward to joining you in this new season as we listen together for His lead in the next stage of Springfield’s journey. It will be an exciting adventure!”
Jon and Natalie will be joining us in the autumn: the exact date is still to be confirmed. We will share this information when as we have it, and look forward very much to welcoming them.