Leadership Team

Meet our senior staff

Peter Williams


I am married to my beautiful wife, Beverley, and we have four grown-up children, Gary, Mat, Emily & Mary, and a crazy little dog called Alfie.

I come from Kent, England, but have been living in California, USA for the past ten years. I enjoy watching sports, particularly visiting the Valley to watch Charlton Athletic, and follow Moto GP & the NFL, and I love classic cars (especially Italian ones).


Beverley Williams

Pastoral Care & Programme Manager

I am married to Peter, and we have four wonderful children and one granddaughter. I have a heart for the lost and broken, and my passion is family. I love to encourage and support people well, inspiring them to be fully themselves, identifying and flowing in the gifts the Lord has given to them.


Chris Barry

HR Manager

I joined the community in 1998 and I met my wife, Monika, here. I’m from South Africa. I love meeting people from around the world and seeing them grow in their faith through being part of this community.


Matthew Kent-Lemon

Facilities Manager

I like to ensure that our facilities are well looked after and am constantly looking for ways to improve the living spaces. I love anything to do with the outdoors, I especially enjoy a good bonfire.


Tim Pfeiffer

Accommodation Manager

I’m a transplant to the UK from the US, via the Netherlands and Israel. I enjoy jazz, Ethiopian coffee, London markets and curried goat with rice and peas.


Martyn Burt


I am a Chartered Management Accountant and joined in May 2017.  I love sport and contemporary worship and usually play guitar or bass. I am married to Jenny and we live in Kent where we enjoy the outdoor life with our 2 dogs.


Chris Bates

Head of Maintenance

I love reaching people for Christ through music ministry. I’ve always enjoyed fixing things since I was a kid and loved travelling and meeting people from all round the world. I’m also a hardcore Marvel fan so stop me for a chat about that anytime.


Emily Williams

Social Media & Marketing Coordinator

I’m a lover of all things cosy, so you’re likely to find me curled up with my pup Alfie under a blanket watching anything Disney. I’m a huge Marvel nerd (Captain America is my fave, btw). I’m a feminist, and believe with all my heart that the world is a better place when everyone is treated fairly.


Laura Simmons

Hospitality Services Manager

I am a Londoner with a background in teaching, social housing and care management. I love sharing my skills and helping other people excel to be the best they can be.


Hannah Mensah

Reception Team Leader

There is a long list of things I love and things I am passionate about; some include chocolate, the arts, culture, education, and food in general (one of my favourite parts of the day are meal times).  I dream of empowering people to be all they have been made to be and count an honour to be part of the Lee Abbey London team where I get to see this a reality!


Caroline Oldfield


I’m a ‘people person’ so it’s a joy and a delight to work at Lee Abbey and meet people from all over the world. I love travelling, history, and long walks in the countryside.


Catherine Jeffery

Deputy Housekeeper

David and I have been married for 40 years and joined the team in September 2018. I spent 29 years volunteering and working in primary & secondary schools as a teaching assistant, until last year when we took a gap year to travel the world. Being here at Lee Abbey London, I’m still meeting the world.


David Jeffery

Deputy Head of Maintenance

No matter how new or old something is, there comes a time when it needs fixing and I have always enjoyed fixing things. Also, I always find it interesting meeting people, as everyone has a story especially when they have allowed God to work in their lives. So it is a pleasure to live and work here with my wife Catherine at Lee Abbey London.

Board of Trustees

London Board

As a charity, the work of Lee Abbey London is supported and led by our trustees, who are:

Professor Sandy Pepper
Miss Emma Holland
Ms Fiona Nouri
Ms Lynda Taylor
Revd Canon Yemi Ladipo
Revd Dr Sam Cappleman
Mr Paul van Rossum