Our Staff Team


Owen & Claire Lynch

Owen & Claire Lynch

Lead Pastors

Owen and Claire lead the church, overseeing the staff team and carrying responsibility for several core areas. Claire also leads the Brighter Bristol initiative, which seeks to serve the most vulnerable in our city in practical ways.    

Shelley Neal


Vineyard Kids Pastor

Shelley looks after everything to do with Vineyard kids, overseeing the teams and creating ideas and materials. She also leads a small group with her husband Dave, and is part of the Sozo team.


Emma Simmonds



Emma helps to manage the office and oversees our administration. She also leads our Home Improvements team with her husband Chris. 


Mal Calladine

Mal Calladine

Associate Pastor

Mal is married to Chriscelle and is responsible for students, youth, discipleship, prayer, pastoral care and marriage at Severn. He also oversees our internship programme and is involved with coaching church leaders in several other countries.

Dan Green

Associate Pastor

Dan oversees our Small Groups, Communications and Sunday Operations. He also leads a small group with his wife Karen, and founded a charity we partner with called Bridges for Communities. 


Christian Cunningham


Worship Pastor

Christian leads one of our bands at Severn and oversees everyone involved in worship. He is soon to start leading a small group with his wife Michelle.