We are really privileged to have an amazing Leadership Team.

Our team is made up of people from a range of backgrounds and professions, creating a fun, down-to-earth and faith-filled atmosphere at City Life. The team has a combined wealth of wisdom and life experience, and a passion for both God and people. They are dedicated to reaching out inclusively with the good news of Jesus and serving people in a culturally relevant way.

Pastors Daniel & Laura Harman

Lead Pastors

Daniel and Laura Harman co-lead CLC and have been married since 2005. They have two beautiful children, Talia and Sophie. Daniel is a second generation pastor and started preaching and leading at 15 years of age.  He is a passionate, faith-filled visionary leader with a big dream, a big heart and governmental authority. He is a strong teacher of the Word of God and is able to communicate in a way that people understand, can relate to and most importantly connect with.  In his spare time he enjoys reading, fitness training, following Portsmouth Football Club, eating out, music, and marketing and spending time with his family. Laura is a gifted singer/songwriter and is actively involved in leading the CLC worship team. She also enjoys watching movies, crafts, cooking, DIY, interior design, shopping, listening to music and having fun with family and friends.

Paul & Wynelle Cowdery

GM of Operations/Executive Pastor

Paul is head of operations & his experience & training has been that of networking with pastors/leaders across the UK with a specialty in Business Admin/Event planning.  He takes care of logistics and the behind the scenes at CLC.  Wynelle is our Executive Pastor, raised in a missionary home in Latin America.  She is an open-minded individual with a practical and detailed approach to problem-solving. An intense drive to see things to completion and a great eye for detail and excellence. She loves overcoming challenges while being very creative & adaptable. Excellent track record in educational & business management/administration globally with 37 years experience. Self-motivated & Talented communicator, able to strengthen relationships with peers and senior leadership while making clear decisions. She also loves preaching & teaching the word.

Mark and Rachel Hayward

Youth Pastors/Worship Director/Connections

Mark & Rachel Hayward got married in the summer of 2017 and are enthusiastic, passionate followers of Jesus. As well as being our youth pastors, Rachel also heads up the Connections Team and Mark is our Worship Director.

Rachel has her own career as a psychological therapist and works for the NHS. Together, they make an awesome team who love to serve people and see young people encounter Jesus and enter into relationship with him.

Joseph Shurmer

Youth Band Developer/Worship

Joe is our Youth Band Developer. He has been playing worship since he was 9 years old, playing drums, keyboard, guitar, singing and song writing. As a teenager he formed a worship band in secondary school and hosted many worship evenings. During his time at Cardiff University, he continued to play in a church worship team where he and a close friend, started songwriting together, inspired to write songs about how God had bought them through tough times and turned them around for His glory. They formed a band, named ‘All Hours’ and have released several songs. Joe is engaged to Becca, who works as a Primary School Teacher. In Joe’s leisure time he loves to keep fit, follow Chelsea FC and spend time with family and friends.

Daniel (Kwasi) Williams

Office Manager/Student Leader

Daniel attended university and came to us an intern and has now been employed part time as our Office Manager.  He is a great asset to the team because he is also one of our Student Leaders and is one of our Apprentice Leaders for our new Location plant, CLC South.  He loves to travel and is amazed at where God has taken him since uni.  He also loves football, basketball and loves meeting people.  We are so excited to have him on team!

Barbara Dollimore


Barbara Dollimore has come from a background as a science teacher and got saved on an Alpha Course at CLC many years ago. Barbara runs one of the largest Life Groups at CLC and is part of the Pastoral Care Team. She has a strong giftings in teaching, pastoral care and organisation. In her spare time she enjoys making jewellery, arts and crafts, and going to the gym.

David Welch


Dave is one of our dedicated Trustees at CLC and is married to Halina. He is passionate about overseas missions and flies an airplane for a living, which we think is very cool!

Franklin Burns

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Franklin is an amazing apostolic leader, passionate evangelist and prolific church planter with a wealth of experience. During his ministry working alongside his wife Doris, they have planted 52 churches across South America. Franklin has an inspiring gift of faith and lots of stories to tell about his many adventures of faith.

Tony Williams

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Tony is a gifted bible teacher, devoted prayer warrior and loving pastor with a prophetic edge. He and his wife Sue co-lead Living Waters Church in Paignton.

David Shadbolt

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David is a prophet, author and has a background in business. He travels the world ministering and has written several books including God’s Healing for Businesses, and Hello David I’m God.

Debbie Tran

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Intercessory prayer warrior and global missionary adventurer from Vietnam. Debbie is a courageous minister who travels all over the world bringing a powerful message of reconciliation, hope and transformation.