Pastor, Elders and Deacons
Bodmin Community Church is led by Pastor Richard Powell who is supported by a team of Elders and Deacons.
Ian Thompson (Acting Pastor / Elder)
I grew up in a Christian home, but it was not until my teenage years that I began to believe and to experience the Lord Jesus for myself. Since then He has graciously kept me through many ups and downs. I am still learning! I have been married to Christine for 35 years and we have 4 children and one granddaughter. I retired from teaching French and Spanish in 2012. Since then I have been working part-time as the church administrator. I am now looking after things as part-time acting pastor while we look for a new full-time pastor. I have retired from full-time teaching of French and Spanish, but still do some supply teaching.
Ian Rescorle (Elder and Treasurer)
I am a true Cornishman – with ‘seven generations under the soil’. I am married to Ann whom I love dearly and she has been my best friend for the past thirty eight years. We have been blessed with two wonderful sons, both married, and they have given us five super grandchildren. I enjoy my food and watching all sport, hence my round cuddly figure.
Raymond Quinn (Elder)
Hi, I’m Raymond and I am an Irishman living and working on our Cornish dairy / beef / arable farm. Farming is my life and I really enjoy it. I even love just talking about farming (go on, ask me a question about my farm…)! I also love singing and am often found leading the worship during Bodmin Community Church services.
Andy Minniss (Elder)
I married Michelle in 1997 and I thank God everyday for her and our two children, Connor and Hollie. After many years in banking and finance I am now a self-employed plumber. When I was aged 21 I was a kart racing champion. During our services, you might find me working the sound and media projector.
Michelle Minniss (Children’s Church)
I married my wonderful husband, Andy, in 1997 and we have two gorgeous and delightful children. My passion is writing children’s fiction and my lifelong ambition is to become a published author. At the age of 3, while on a trip to the Falkland Islands, I fell down a penguin burrow!
Emerald Quinn (Events Coordinator)
I’ve been married to Raymond for over 21 years. During that time we’ve been blessed with three boys (yes – blessed!). One of the things I enjoy most is walking around the beautiful coastline near where I live. However, I am not originally from around here. With a name like mine, you get just one guess as to where I’m from…
Christine Thompson (Mercy Ministries)
Brought up in a churchgoing home, I didn’t become a Christian until my mid-20s when for the first time I came under the ministry of a Bible-believing pastor during a year spent in Switzerland. On returning to England, I got baptized and shortly afterwards met my husband while volunteering on a Scripture Union beach mission.Together we have four children and a granddaughter.
Having spent many years teaching , I am now semi-retired but am kept pretty busy. I believe Christians have a scriptural mandate to fight on behalf of the poor and downtrodden and to take care of them. As part of this, I recently became the deaconess in charge of mercy ministries. I also volunteer with a local charity who help bereaved children and their families. I should also mention that I love my dog, reading, knitting and crochet.
Penny Minns (Missionaries)
I was born in Zambia in 1952 and born again on the 26th January 1975. I have been involved with the ministry of Open Doors since the early nineties and have traveled with them to South America, the Caribbean, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia on Bible delivery, speaking and ‘presence’ visits to persecuted Christians. I have been a representative for Open Doors in the church and in the area for several years; speaking in meetings, visiting other churches, fund raising and encouraging others to pray and get involved. I believe that it is our responsibility to care for them, pray for them and support them in their efforts to live for Jesus and share the gospel in their difficult circumstances. This goes for all missions that we support as a church.