The Leadership Team
Moray & Ann McKay
Before moving to France in 1998, Moray was for ten years full-time leader of an Ichthus Christian Fellowship congregation in Carshalton, London. He trained at Moorlands College, Christchurch, Dorset from 1986-89 having previously worked for HSBC bank in Kensington & Westminster. He has a strong desire to see people in the region transformed by the Lord Jesus. His giftings in teaching, preaching and admin – as well as being bilingual in French – means that he is able to lead the church on in its outreach to both English- and French-speakers.
Moray and Ann originally came to Perpignan, to help lead a large French protestant church. Ann led worship and the children’s work and was part of the pastoral team. She began helping with the worship at Riverchurch several years ago and, now that she and Moray are fully invested in the life of the church, she has taken on responsibility for the worship team as well as being church treasurer. Ann has a TEFL qualification and teaches English to French and Spanish students of all ages.
Doug & Erika Rogers
Doug and Erika originally came to France as church planters in 1991, sent out by their church in Battle, East Sussex. They were joint leaders of a French-speaking House Church which grew to around 40 members, also undertaking ministry training during this time. The Church then merged with a larger, local congregation and they became part of the leadership team there. In 2000, Doug & Erika returned to the UK to look after elderly parents and at that time were also called to serve as leaders in a local non-denominational Church in the U.K. They returned permanently to the Roussillon region in February 2015 to join the leadership team at Riverchurch. Both are bilingual in English and French.
Peter & Sue Kennedy
Peter is originally from Belfast in Northern Ireland. He was raised in the Church of Ireland and was a Sunday school teacher before joining the Royal Air Force Regiment in 1969. Peter and Sue have travelled widely and now enjoy retirement in France where they have been members of Riverchurch since 2007. Peter is the Church Secretary. Sue joined Peter on the leadership team in 2016.