At MEC, every member is a minister – we all have a part to play in speaking the gospel and in serving one another. A number of our members have been set apart by the church for particular leadership roles. In the Bible these people are called ‘elders’ and ‘deacons’. Our elders, including our full-time pastor, lead the church through prayer, Bible teaching, and pastoral care. Our deacons serve us by looking after various practical aspects of church life. Together, the elders and deacons are also our charity trustees. 


Dave Puttick

Full Time Pastor

Dave joined us as our Pastor in 2018. He is married to Meriel and they have two young sons. He previously worked for churches in London and Kent, but as a northerner by birth he’s loving being in Yorkshire. When he has some spare time, he is most likely to be found with a good book. Dave thinks Jesus Christ is the best news in the world, and would love to hear from you if you have any questions about Christianity or about our local church.


Nathan Bowers


Nathan, a born and bred Yorkshire lad, currently working for a local engineering firm, supporting customers. He is married to Luciana from Brazil and they have two boys.  He has a good memory for useless trivia, and enjoys music and a good film.



Chris Illidge

Growing up in Leicester, Chris became a Christian at 16. He’s married to Liz and they have 4 grown up children. When not working he enjoys reading, walking and time spent with family & friends.


Al Knights

Originally from the South, Al moved to Mirfield in 1991 when he married Alyson who was from Hebden Bridge. They have two grown up children. When not working he enjoys outdoor pursuits including photography, mountain biking and walking Layla their Old English Sheepdog.


Clive Wilkinson

Originally from Teesside, Clive moved to the Dewsbury area in 1983 and married Debbie, a local girl, the following year. Having worked over 20 years in retail, Clive is now Assistant Manager at Royd Court, a Christian charity run retirement complex in Mirfield. He has a married daughter and two grandchildren.