Who’s Who

by | 16 Mar, 2020


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.

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 as well as 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 love exploring the Peak District with their border collie.


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…

Richard Coekin

Richard is founding trustee of 9:38, 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. Richard is married to Sian and they have five children. 

Richard is a regular speaker at our annual conference in January. You can find his talks here. 

Pete Snow

Pete is glad to be serving Jesus at St Paul’s Harringay in North London. Jesus Christ turned his life around when he was 17, and he is passionate about all sorts of people making the same discovery. Pete has been a ministry trainee, a pioneer church planter and has been a regular leader at 9:38 conferences. Pete is a husband, father and a fan of good salads.

Steering Group for Maximise Conference

Ralph Cunnington

Ralph is married to Anna and father to Sophie, Zach and Jacob. He lectured in law before training as a pastor at WEST and Westminster Seminary London. He is currently pastor of City Church Manchester. Ralph is a published author, on the boards of City to City UK,  the Council of Affinity, and UCCF. He also convenes Plant North and is passionate about training the next generation of leaders. Ralph taught the delegates at Maximise 2020 and we’re looking forward to him speaking to us at Maximise 2022. 

Lizzie Ling

Lizzie was a GP for many years, and worked in Southern Africa for over 10 years supporting local churches as they cared for those affected by HIV/AIDS. She is now the Associate Minister for Women at St Ebbe’s Church in Oxford and is a regular leader of trainee groups at 9:38 conferences. She loves new challenges, cooking and entertaining, and the company of good friends. 


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.

You can read Danny’s posts on the 9:38 blog.

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.

Watch the interview with Carrie at Maximise Online.


9:38’s Staff, Trustees and Steering Group all subscribe to the UCCF doctrinal basis. 9:38 is a registered charity (charity number 1092881).