Core team

New Ground is led by Dave Holden and his team: Dale Barlow (Oxted), Henk Kersten (Maastricht), Chris Taylor (The Hague), Jonathan Le Tocq (Guernsey), and Phil Moore (London).

Dave Holden

Dave Holden leads New Ground and is an elder at New Community Church, SE London, UK. He also travels internationally for the Newfrontiers team, particularly helping national team leaders. David is married to Liz and they have four grown-up children and an ever increasing number of grandchildren. He is an ardent West Ham supporter, lover of jazz and avid reader of history.


Dale Barlow

Dale Barlow is married to Jayne and has three beautiful grown up daughters. He currently leads King's Church in Oxted, Surrey, and also serves New Ground in a number of ways including running the Board and Management Team. When not working he enjoys hitting a golf ball badly around the local course or watching Harlequins clock up another victory in the rugby!


Henk Kersten

Henk Kersten is very happily married to Eunee. They enjoy time with their family and walking and cycling. This last one has become somewhat of a challenge in moving to Maastricht – the only area with hills in the whole of The Netherlands!


Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor leads the team of elders at Redeemer in The Hague. Originally from Botswana, he has lived in South Africa and the UK before moving to Holland with his family in 2010. Apart from being passionate about Redeemer(!), Chris loves sport, travel, and photography. He is married to Karin and they have three children.


Jonathan Le Tocq

Jonathan Le Tocq helped plant what is now Church on the Rock in Guernsey when he was a student. He has now pastored there for over 25 years. Jonathan, married to Judith, has a passion for the re-evangelisation of Europe and to see a revival of the Kingdom of God invading every aspect of life, public and private. Following Jesus led him into politics and being elected to serve in Guernsey's Government as Chief Minister.


Phil Moore

Phil Moore leads Everyday Church in London and heads up the New Ground Academy. Phil is married to Ruth, a local doctor, and they have four young children: Isaac, Noah, Esther and Ethan. They think their dad is very funny but he is never quite sure if they are laughing with him or at him..