Our team

Oxford EPC has a staff team of three: our minister, Andy Young; our women’s worker, Robin Price, and our Ministry Assistant, Neil Martin. 

 

Our elders are Andy Young and David Pfeiffer. Our trustees are Andy Young, David Pfeiffer and James Horgan.

Staff

Rev. Andy Young – Minister

Andy moved to Oxford with his family four years ago to plant Oxford EPC. He is married with four children and enjoys spending time with his family, reading, good coffee and hanging out with anyone who can bear his company. A jack-of-all sports and master of none, Andy has been consistently overlooked for selection for the Welsh National Rugby team. He is a sinner saved by the grace of God in Jesus Christ.

Contact Andy:
andy@oxfordpres.co.uk
07963 139683

 

Robin Price – Women’s Worker

Robin was born and raised in the southeast United States and spent several years as a teacher before devoting her life to ministry. Prior to arriving in Oxford in March 2021, she served as a missionary in Ukraine for 7 years (though she admits to never quite mastering the Russian language). Robin has a passion for God’s Word and loves studying the Bible with others. She enjoys long conversations, long walks, listening to audiobooks, and decorating her home…and she is currently trying to learn the ukulele. Though she doesn’t consider herself crafty, Robin occasionally tries her hand at creative projects with some degree of success, but the joy for her lies in sharing the experience with others and learning alongside them.

Contact Robin:
robin@oxfordpres.co.uk
07448 108497

Dr. Neil Martin – Ministry Assistant

Neil and his family moved to Oxford in 2014 where he completed his doctorate in New Testament in 2019. In his 20s and 30s he suffered a long period of debilitating illness and his experience of God’s reality and indispensability in that time still drives his passion for gospel ministry, especially among students. Neil now serves as the Biblical Studies tutor at the Pastor’s Academy in London and directs a ministry called B-Less mobilising Christian graduate students to support and reach out to undergraduates. Neil is married to Ruth and they have 4 children and a very furry dog. He enjoys drawing things, making things, and playing guitars of all kinds.

Contact Neil:
neil@oxfordpres.co.uk
07534 810246

Helen Cowan – Safeguarding Officer

Helen joined Oxford EPC in February 2021. After her doctorate in physiology, Helen qualified as a nurse and has worked in hospitals and a hospice before moving to care homes, where she continues to nurse. Together with her husband William, who has a spinal cord injury, she has been twice approved as a foster carer, although no long-term placements followed. Helen enjoys being an auntie, friend and writer.

Contact Helen:
helen.cowan@new-oxford.com
07813 753097

Elders

In addition to Andy:

David Pfeiffer

David is married to Bethan and they have 4 children. He is a minister at Whaddon Road Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Cheltenham and has been in Cheltenham since 2012. He enjoys reading biography, playing football and cricket, watching sport, holidaying with his family, studying the Old Testament and good food. He is very thankful for God’s patience with him (and his wife’s!)

Trustees

In addition to Andy and David:

James Horgan

James can’t quite believe he’s just moved to Oxford. He was involved in the first EPCEW church plant there nearly 30 years ago. He is married with one daughter. He is a qualified patent attorney and works for a large pharmaceutical company. His hobbies include classical music, reading, modelling, board games and seeking the growth of faithful Presbyterian churches in England and worldwide.