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About Our Leadership Team

Paddy Harris

Paddy Harris is our Pastor and has been part of the Cornerstone leadership team from the church's beginning. He is married to Clare, and they have three children: Zachary, Noah and Lily. Paddy was formerly the Youth Pastor and an Elder at Long Crendon Baptist Church who planted Cornerstone in 2006. Paddy is a keen wicket keeper whose main contribution to Thame cricket club is in the quality of his sledging. He loves his family and is keen to pastor a
church his kids love to attend. Paddy wishes he could ski and sail more than he gets to.

Clare works three days a week for an International Christian Missionary Agency in their High Wycombe office. Her duties include planning their international conference as well as
administration support for the team. Clare helps out at Cornerstone in a whole heap of ways ranging from being part of the projector team to leading Bible studies.

Nick Francis

Nick is married to Liz and has 2 boys – Daniel and Thomas. Previously Nick was a youth pastor in a number of churches and denominations for 15 years. After a slight career change, he now works locally in IT.

He is passionate about tech, worship & teaching and loves seeing people connect with God and learn from God. He is also keen to see and help young people be engaged in all areas of
church and discover their full God given potential.

Nick’s wife, Liz, is passionate about justice and prayer and regularly campaigns on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves.

Kate Paver

My husband, Steve and I joined Cornerstone in the first weeks of its existence in 2007. As Southern Africans, we had just settled in Thame having moved from Tanzania. We have 3 children.


I have always been involved in the church youth - starting in crèche and then graduating to sclub. I have led age groups at Thame's fun Lighthouse Holiday weeks for a few years and love singing and playing the flute in church worship. I work as a Cover Supervisor at Lord Williams' school and lead the Eco club there, an area close to my heart, and am part of the Red Letter Discipleship group in Cornerstone.

Ulrike Kibble

Ulrike has been part of the Leadership team since the beginning in her role as Administrator for the church. She is married to Mark, who is a Civil Engineer working in Construction and when their 2 grown up children had left home in 2019, she started working for Estates Services at the University of Oxford.

Ulrike is passionate about Evangelism and looks after Discipleship groups and Sunday Welcomers at Cornerstone and in her role as Church Secretary also holds Safeguarding, GDPR and generally church policies as well as Human Resources for the staff team as responsibilities. In her spare time, she likes socialising, cycling, swimming, skiing, reading and travelling.

Steve Laws

Steve is married to B and has three grown up children.   They’ve been coming to Cornerstone for a good many years now!

Steve works internationally in the medtech industry with a particular focus on Oncology. His professional passion is the application of technology in cancer care and in particular in developing parts of the world. 
He is passionate about youth and worship and now enjoys applying some of his financial experience to the church treasurer role. His passion is to see people thrive and develop in their faith, experiencing the joy and fulfilment of a relationship with Jesus. 

Luke Fisher

Luke joined the church with his wife Amy in 2022 after moving from London and is enjoying building deeper relationships within Church.


Luke finds fulfilment in helping out in any form within Church and enjoys working with the children’s team on SClub.


As well as enjoying worship, Luke feels passionately about discipleship and is looking forward to seeing what this next season has in store, both for himself and Cornerstone Church.

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