Department Staff

Should you wish to contact any of the staff, please click on their photo below.
When completing the online form please state which member of staff you are wishing to contact:

Church Board Members:
Des Deehan
Fen Deehan
Chris Drury
Lynette Drury

Lynette Drury:   Church Secretary / Pastor / Church Board member
She has worked for many years in mental health social work and is now a professional cognitive behaviour therapist working within the National Health Service. Lynette has three degrees and much experience in ministry. She commands huge respect, is a lot of fun, and is loved and trusted by all.
Lynette oversees the counselling in Father’s House. Lynette is registered ELIM Licensed to Minister and occasionally teaches within the church and events hosted by the church.
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Chris Drury:   Safeguarding Officer/ Pastor / Church Board member

Chris is married to Lynette and has four semi-grown up children.  Having been a Pastor for ten years and ordained in 2008 (in another denomination), he now works for a Christian charity rehabilitating offenders by providing them with supported housing and a second chance.  He has a history of developing ministries that reach the hurting and broken, bringing hope and freedom through practical spirit filled approaches.

He has been a member of Father’s House since 2014, preaching and on the leadership team since 2016 and has recently registered as an ELIM Minister in training in March 2020

Allan Fetterman:  Audio and Vision Desk Leader / Church Board Member
Allan has been a member of father house since 2006, with his wife and two boys.
During the week he works as a sound and visual engineer installing equipment into churches and schools. He is also a highly valued member of the worship team doing the technical stuff.
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Chris Whiffen:   Property and Maintenance Leader / Extended leadership team member
Chris has been a member of Fathers House Church for many years. He oversees  the building maintenance & repairs. He has been married to Jenny for 52 years and they have two sons and 7 grandchildren.
Ellen Thurlow :   Catering Leader /Extended leadership team member

I have been a member at Fathers house for 9 years and had been a member of Huddersfield Elim Church for 32 years. Originally from Huddersfield I moved to Carnforth in 2005 to work at Capernwray Hall as Catering manager.

I have been married to James for 46 years and have 2 grown up daughters and 4 granddaughters. I have a passion for cooking and baking and passing on skills to other but a bigger passion for Jesus to serve Him by serving others and am delighted to be able to do this in part at least by serving at Fathers House.

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Lee and Rachel Richardson:   Worship Leaders /Extended leadership team members
Lee and Rachel Richardson lead the Worship Team at Fathers House. They have been involved in Worship for many years and love to see people engage with Him and realise breakthroughs and His plans for their lives.
They have led worship and spoken at various churches, conferences and events. In 2017, they recorded their first live album, ‘Heal Our Land’ at an event with Hope For Justice. They have written numerous songs such as ‘It Was for Love’, ‘I Trust in You’ and ‘Be lifted up’.

For further information about Lee and Rachel, please visit their website:

Heather Lord:   Church Finance Officer

She has been a member of Fathers House since 2007