Our team

We’re a church that doesn’t have a paid pastor but are an ‘all involved, all serving’ church led by a team of five couples, read on to find out a bit more about each of them. These are just some of the faces who are helping drive Message Community Church forward.

Andy and Michele Hawthorne

Andy founded and now helps lead The Message Trust, out of which Message Community Church was born. He loves Man Utd, test cricket and hanging out with friends over food and drink. Michele is an artist, cook and community worker. She loves people, travel, food and most of all God. Andy & Michele have two grown up children, Sam & Beth.

Danielle and Andy Campsall
Andy and Danielle Campsall

Andy is the team leader for Eden Sharston in Wythenshawe and Danielle is the CAO at The Message Trust. Both Andy and Danielle have stories of God’s faithfulness through tough times and have a heart to see people not defined by their past but by all that God has called them to be.

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Neale and Heather Hayward-Shott

Heather is part of the Children's Work and Neale helps run the Alpha courses. Heather and Neale live in a multi-generational household with multiple caring responsibilities which gives them particular insights into children and adults with additional needs.

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Ben and Naomi Jack

Nay is a program manager for a healthcare charity and is passionate about emotional well-being. Ben works at the Message Trust where he oversees Advance, a movement that equips and encourages the global church for evangelism. They enjoy travel, walking their pug Toshi, and try not to fall out over Nays love for Manchester United and Ben’s long suffering allegiance to Leeds United.