Leadership Team

Meet our leadership team who make it all possible...

Our Leaders

Mike & Heather Dyce

Mike and Heather Dyce​

Senior Pastor​s​

Mike and Heather have been our senior pastors since 2000 and are passionately committed to seeing our town of Hatfield totally transformed by God. Their own testimonies tell of the awesome power of God at work, how He is interested in every individual and how He can heal and bring freedom to people’s lives. Mike and Heather believe God has a plan and purpose for everyone’s life and they have a real heart to release everyone to be the person God created them to be.

Mike first moved to Hatfield from his native Scotland in 1984 to work in the very building we were later to convert into a church. Prior to getting married in 1988 and joining Mike in Hatfield, Heather spent four incredible years working with YWAM in Holland & Africa. Serving God in missions runs through Heather’s veins. There is nothing like joining her on a trip to Romania or Africa to see God’s heart lived out in practice touching lives.

Mike & Heather have three daughters, Jenny, Lauren and Kirsty and four grandchildren Cerys, Noah, Lydia and Ava.

Tim & Rachel Dunnington

Tim and Rachel Dunnington

Associate Pastor & Deacon​​​

Tim and Rachel moved to Hatfield in 1998 as students to study at the University of Hertfordshire where they started attending the Church under Pastor Mike and Heather Dyce. They married in 2002 and have lived in Hatfield ever since where they have brought up their two daughters. Tim works within the construction industry as a Civil Engineer and enjoys walking and hiking in his spare time.

Tim was accepted as an Elim Minister and Associate Pastor within Gracemead church in 2011.

They have many years’ experience leading youth and student ministries within Hatfield. Currently, they oversee and lead the vibrant youth and children ministry at Gracemead church.

They are passionate about young people discovering the truth in the bible, growing an adventurous relationship with God, encountering the Holy Spirit and being equipped to boldly grow to be the person God created them to be.

Alan & Sharman Pope

Alan and Sharman Pope


Alan and Sharman moved to Hatfield in 1979 since when they have made many good friends amongst the local community. They have seen many changes in Hatfield and truly believe that God has future plans for the town which will once again make it a desired place in which to live.

They began to attend Gracemead Church in 2005, believing that God was calling them to worship within a local community. Alan and Sharman were very excited about the move into Gracemead House, fully believing that this was God’s plan. Being situated right in the heart of Hatfield, the church will be able to reach out and work with and alongside the community. They were made Deacons of the church and feel privileged to serve their fellowship.

Alan and Sharman are now both retired but both volunteer for Hatfield Foodbank which runs from our building. They have three wonderful grandchildren whom they see as often as possible and love to take walks in the countryside.

Dan & Nacha

Dan and Nacha Samaila


Dan and Nacha joined the church in 2006 after deciding to move from London to Hatfield, closer to where Dan worked. God has been faithful to them as a family and has enlarged their family from just the two of them, to a family of five. They have been blessed with two sons and a daughter.
Dan is a Civil Engineer by profession whilst Nacha works in Human Resources within the health sector. As a family, they have sought the Lord’s direction in what ways to serve Him and feel privileged to be called to serve in the church, supporting the pastors and the church in whatever way they can.

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