Leadership Team

Meet our senior staff

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Mike Mason

Head of Maintenance

Olive Pohlmann


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