TONY THOMPSON – Lead Elder
Tony Thompson leads Hope Church in Luton, he is married to Anne. He seeks to enable churches to work together across Luton, as a member of Churches Together in Luton Executive. Tony has a history of involvement in starting churches in the UK. Tony enjoys running and reading in his leisure time and has completed the London marathon on numerous occasions.
LINDA GEEVANATHAN – Leader
Linda has lived in several countries around the world including Singapore, Australia and Nigeria, but she spent the first years of her life here in Luton. She loves travelling and spending time with her family and friends. Linda is an experienced teacher who still teaches in Luton. She has served on a number of different teams both at school and within the church and brings considerable leadership gifting to Hope Church. She also brings oversight and support to various leaders in the church.
MIKE REYNOLDS – Elder
Mike and his wife Jane are founder members of Hope Church. His experience as a father of four, including triplet boys, has equipped him to be one of the fathers of the church; someone people seek out for a quiet chat and a caring word. Mike has a gift which enables him to make people feel secure. He is known as someone who can turn his hand to anything practical and has been pivotal in refurbishing and maintaining our building. He also ensures everything runs smoothly on a Sunday morning.
Mike has worked for many years as an IT manager, and as a church we benefit from this experience of leading teams and supporting people in the workplace.
JONATHAN ADAMS – Leader
Jonathan is married to Elizabeth and they have 3 wonderful children – Luke, Esther and Matthew. They moved to Luton in 2013 and love the diversity of ages, backgrounds and approaches within Hope Church. Jon loves freedom, and is passionate about people being free to be fully themselves before God.
Outside of church, Jon commutes into London each day and works in financial services. And for relaxation, you can normally find him watching a decent film, or swimming at Luton’s Inspire pool.
DONAL MORONEY – Leader
Donal is married to Becky and they have two children – Caitlin and Martha.
Donal is passionate about seeing Christians grounded and established in the truth of God’s word, and then enabling them to live that out in the power of the Holy spirit within a community of other believers.
Donal is a qualified and time served Civil Engineer and works as a construction Manager.
For relaxation Donal enjoys reading, carp fishing, running and watching Rugby Union (being an Irishman he follows the Irish Rugby team and also his province of Munster). .
MOUMOUNI KOUDOUGOU – Leader
Moumouni came to faith in Christ from a Muslim background and he felt called to a church planting ministry in the Muslim majority context of Niger in West Africa. This calling led him to leave his teaching career and get involved with a pioneering church planting ministry in Niamey, the capital city, where he met his wife Shiona. Shiona was also involved with church planting in Niger, working with a UK based mission organisation.
After a period of training and church planting in Niger, Moumouni and Shiona moved back to the UK in 2010.
Moumouni works for the Post Office, alongside this he has recently completed an M.A with the London School of Theology and Middlesex University.
Moumouni and Shiona have two teenage children, Benjamin and Joash. Moumouni is an ardent reader and has a keen interest on current affairs.
ANNE THOMPSON – Leader
Anne is married to Tony and, like him, she has been involved in church planting. Before she retired, Anne worked in education in the Bedfordshire Middle School system – for fifteen years Anne was a Head Teacher.
Anne loves anything visually creative. She is pragmatic and practical; like most teachers she can turn her hand to many things!
ELIZABETH ADAMS -Leader
Elizabeth is married to Jonathan and moved to Luton in 2013. They have three children – Luke, Esther and Matthew. Elizabeth’s heart is in discipleship and seeing people grow in their relationship with God. She is an experienced teacher and in her spare time loves going for walks or bike rides in the nearby countryside