Pastor and Elder
Gerry is married to Catherine and they have a son, Jack, and three daughters, May, Izzy and Phoebe. The Straker family have lived in the West End since July 2008 and love living in Morecambe.
Gerry trained at Oak Hill Theological College and was Assistant Pastor at Moorlands Church, Lancaster for 3 years. Before training for the ministry, Gerry worked for St John’s Lindow in Cheshire and in university administration.
Gerry used to play a lot of sport, and still attempts running, cycling and football.
Jon is married to Hannah, and they have two sons, William and Henry. Jon grew up in Yorkshire and moved to the North West in 2003 for university - and it was while he was a student he became a Christian. After graduating, Jon worked for Moorlands Church, Lancaster for two years, and has now lived in Morecambe for six years, and loves it! At Church by the Bay Jon leads the music and a Real Food group. He and Hannah love to hear God speaking through his powerful word for themselves and want to help more people in Morecambe hear God speak.
Jon is a primary school teacher, which he thinks may just be the best job in the world. In his spare time Jon enjoys bacon, talking too much about football and music, and being outside; sometimes all at the same time!