Who's Who

The Trustees of 9:38 are:

Richard Coekin

Richard is married to Sian and they have five children. He is senior pastor of Dundonald Church and the Director of Co-Mission, a church planting network across London. He is also involved in teaching the Bible to workers in Westminster and is the author of a number of books including The Reluctant Evangelist and Gospel DNA.

Mark O'Donoghue


Mark has been minister of Christ Church Kensington since September 2011, prior to which he was the City Minister of St Helen's Bishopsgate for seven years. Regularly in demand as a conference speaker, Mark studied history at Durham University where he was converted and spent seven years as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer before leaving law to study theology at London's Oak Hill College. Mark is married to Claire and they have three children, all of whom share his passion for Chelsea FC and his angst over England's cricket and rugby teams.

Lizzy Smallwood

Lizzy spends her time being a Pastor's wife, mum, & part time school teacher and Bible teacher at Women's events at home and abroad. There was a rumour going around that she is an author but one chapter in one book probably doesn't count…
She is married to Simon. They have three children Sam, Ailie and Beatrice. For 23 years they were doing Gospel ministry in a church  in Dagenham, Essex. But in the summer of 2019 that changed as Simon became the Pastor of a tiny Christian Community Church in Bodmin, Cornwall.  Simon & Lizzy hope to be part of a small network of evangelical churches looking, by God's grace, to re evangelize Cornwall.
At present her favorite way to relax is with a good book and a cup of tea. She may learn to surf and start painting again now she lives in Cornwall. However, no one is holding their breath…

The Staff of 9:38 are:

Andy Harker


After a few years in car rental, Andy was a ministry apprentice in London, studying at Cornhill and then at theological college. After three years on a church pastoral team he moved with his family to Kenya to spend almost 7 years working alongside iServe Africa, an indigenous ministry in part inspired by 9:38, helping them to raise up gospel workers through ministry apprenticeships. Andy is a sinner saved by grace, very grateful to be married to Susie, entrusted with three children, member of Dundonald Church Raynes Park.

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Fran Kirby


Before she joined 9:38, Fran spent two years as a ministry trainee at Christ Church Cambridge. Now she spends two days a week helping to organise our conferences and managing our website and social media accounts. For the rest of the week, you can find her buried in the manuscript for her first novel.  She is married to Tom and they live in Manchester, where they enjoy finding new coffee shops and exploring the nearby hills. 

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9:38 is run by an executive committee who are all involved in full-time gospel ministry at churches around the country:

Andrew Nicholls

Andrew is a pastor at Dundonald Church in Raynes Park, London, with particular responsibility for pastoral care and Biblical Counselling. Married to Hilary with two boys, Andrew used to be a doctor before his first job as a pastor, at a church plant in Kingston upon Thames. Formerly a ministry apprentice himself, he used to run the ministry training scheme for the Co-mission network of churches.

Danny Rurlander

Danny is the Senior Pastor of Moorlands Church in Lancaster. He is married to Emma and they have four children. He trained at Moore Theological College in Sydney after which he served in a parish church in Merseyside for three years. He also teaches doctrine subjects on the North West Ministry Training Course in Leyland. Danny enjoys good coffee, child-friendly walks in the Lake District, and ticking things off to-do lists.

Carrie Sandom

Carrie came to know the Lord as a teenager and initially worked as a school teacher before three years of theological training in Oxford. She has been involved in women's ministry for over 20 years working with students in Cambridge and young professionals in London. She has been the full-time Director of Women's Ministry at Cornhill Training Course since September 2018; before that she also worked part-time for St John's Tunbridge Wells. She is a regular conference speaker and enjoys walking in the Lake District and reading whodunnits.

Dan Strange

Dan is Oak Hill College Director and lectures there in Culture, Religion and Public Theology. Before Oak Hill, Dan worked for UCCF for 5 years, ministering to students in theology and religious studies departments across the UK. His most recent books include For Their Rock is Not as Our Rock (which comes out of his PhD thesis) and Plugged In. Dan is married to Elly and they have seven children. He is an elder at East Finchley Baptist Church.

Nigel Styles

Nigel was a musician and actor in a previous life, and has been in church leadership for many years, most recently as Senior Minister of Emmanuel Church, Nottingham since 2006. He is really enthusiastic to hear the Bible taught well, and loves watching its impact in people’s lives. He’s married to Lizzie with six children aged 15 to 35, loves theatre and contemporary fiction and wishes he’d been a Blue Peter presenter. But meanwhile, since 2016, he has been Director of the Cornhill Training Course in London.

The committee subscribes to the UCCF doctrinal basis. 9:38 is a registered charity (charity number 1092881)