LEADERSHIP TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

If you’re new to Parklands and are finding out who we are and what we’re about, we’re really glad you’re here! We’d love to get to know you, and would be happy to answer any questions you have about us as a church or chat about any elements of life or faith. Click here to connect with us.

You can find out more about our Leadership Team below,  just some of the incredible people who make Parklands Church happen!

MATT CROME

Senior Leader

Matt joined the Church back in the early 00s as a student and has worked on staff for the past 15 years, while taking on the senior leadership role 3 years ago. A self confessed coffee geek and foodie drove him, his wife Claire and a team to setup Square Peg Coffee House in Sketty, as an expression of love in the community.When Matt’s not at Church he will most likely be outdoors at the beach, getting some waves or in the garden with his family. 

MIKE ADAMS

Assistant Senior Leader & Outreach

Mike comes from over the bridge, not the severn but the Lougher, brought up as a Welsh speaker in Llanelli, Mike has been part of the leadership of the church since 2020. Mike has a passion for children’s work, international outreach and community work as well as communicating God’s message. Mike has 3 grown up children from his first wife who sadly passed away. He is now married to Sarah and they now live in Sketty park.

JORDAN MANLEY

Assistant Leader

Jordan grew up coming to Parklands and Woodlands. He is married to his German wife Ludi, who he met in Australia while on staff at YWAM School of Biblical Studies. Jordan loves being busy and active, preferably with people and outdoors, but is working on the discipline of slowing down whilst doing a Masters in Applied Theology and Christian Leadership in Moorlands College.

SARAH PRICE

Kids Worker

I came to Parklands in January 2020 with my husband James and our three children as short term visitors – we were preparing to move across the world to America. However, God had other plans and here we are, not looking back! I have a massive heart for children, they are incredible gifts from God and precious to our church family. I am passionate about equipping them to be disciple makers, and to wholeheartedly value their role within church. I love being with my family, and days at the beach are my absolute favourite, whatever the weather!

Stef Nemeth

Administrator

Stef has been coming to Parklands for around 10 years. She now works in the office as the Administrator and is also part of the Welcome Team.
Stef has 3 kids, Kayla, Ella and Jake and is married to Justin. When not in the office, She is most likely to be found either teaching Pilates or bouncing on a trampoline in Rebound Classes or is often found on the tennis court smashing some balls about with her daughter, Ella!

ROBERT GRIFFITHS

Elder & Trustee 

Rob & Barbara started in this church family in 1980 when a few people got together in what was a church hall owned by Mount Pleasant Church, Swansea. He and Barbara have enjoyed lots of roles as the church has grown and developed. In his previous life he was a Pharmacist and Barbara a Physiotherapist. At home he loves gardening and we host a Circle group. He hasn’t written any books or had an MBE, but did win a knobbly knees contest! Now he’s an elderly elder and a CIO board member.

CHRIS DITTON

Elder & Chair of Trustee

Chris & Cheryl have been part of the Parklands family since 1994, and have three grown up children. Chris has been involved with many aspects of of church leadership over the years, and is Chair of Trustees of Parklands Church CIO. He and Cheryl currently lead one of the Circle groups. Until recent retirement, Chris worked in a number Manufacturing Operational Leadership roles, and in his spare time can be found gardening, DIYing, reading, mentoring and dog walking.

MARK BOWTELL

Elder

Mark has been worshipping at Parklands for 10 years, married to Holly with 2 children. Mark and Holly are passionate about family and hospitality, in the home and in church. Mark works as a healthcare scientist/engineer in the NHS. He is chaplain with Swansea Storm wheelchair basketball and has been known to don a Parklands FC shirt on the odd Saturday morning.

JENNY DELUCIA

Elder

Jenny was born into the Parklands family in 1987 and has enjoyed watching the church grow and change over the years. Jenny is married to Justin who she met in Parklands in 2005 and has 3 children. Jenny works part time as a midwife and has felt a real call on her life to love the church as Jesus loves his bride. Jenny loves to worship and loves hanging out with the kids, as well as making things and being in creation itself.

JUSTIN DELUCIA

Elder

Justin came to Parklands in 2003 as a student and met his wife Jenny, with whom they have 3 children. Justin and Jenny moved back to Swansea in 2015, after some years away, and began a journey into leadership. They now oversee the worship team and have a particular passion for seeing God work through inner healing ministry. Justin works as a UX/UI designer in his day job and loves drumming, sport, Tolkien and the outdoors.

GRAHAM MCGILL

Elder

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SARAH MARKS

Developing Leader

Sarah has been in Parklands since 2013 and is involved in a number of teams across the church. She is married to Dan and together they are passionate about building connections with others and creating space for people to meet with God; through church and throughout their daily lives. Sarah works as a secondary school English teacher; a job she finds to be incredibly rewarding and enjoyable. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with Dan and their two children. 

DIYAN KANTARDGIEV

Developing Leader

Diyan has been part of the life and ministry of Parklands since 2008. He is currently actively involved in different parts of the ministry ranging from preaching and teaching, Cell Group leader and media production.
Diyan graduated the Bible College of Wales with a degree in applied theology. His passion is to help the church grow and establish theological orthodoxy and practice that will encourage deeper relationships with Jesus and build close and thriving church community.