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 Pastor and Lead Elder

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

Associate Pastor and Elder

Mike comes from over the bridge, not the seven 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.

DAN MARKS

Youth Pastor

Dan has been part of our team for 10 years, initially as an Intern and Kids & Youth Worker. Dan is now our Youth Pastor and manages our digital youth outreach  – EmanateTV. Dan Loves being creative with any technology from graphics design, to film making & live streaming. Dan is married to Sarah and has two children. He is a passionate Surfer, full-time goofball and a fierce gamer. He is always up for a challenge!

JORDAN MANLEY

Assistant Pastor

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.

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.

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.

ROBERT GRIFFITHS

Elder

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.

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.

CHRIS DITTON

Elder

Chris

GRAHAM MCGILL

Elder

Graham