Alan Kwan – Elder at Thornhill Church 




Emyr Macdonald – Elder at Thornhill Church – Contact 

Emyr is a Welsh speaker brought up in the Aberystwyth area.  He came to Cardiff as a student in 1977 and returned to Cardiff University in 1986, where he lectures in the School of Physics and Astronomy.  He is married to Elaine and they have been part of the family at Thornhill Church since 1993.  They have two daughters, Rachael and Ffion, who are both university students.  Emyr enjoys ball sports, more through watching than playing these days.  He’s also learning to handle defeat when playing badminton with his daughters.  He enjoys chess.  He has a strong interest in science and faith issues.


McNeillsDavid McNeill – Elder at Thornhill Church – Contact

David has spent over half his life in Cardiff and as an Albanwr Cymraeg is trying hard for a Welsh passport, but he still speaks with his native Scottish accent. Thanks to the grace of God and lots of persevering prayer by friends and friends of friends he became a follower of Jesus Christ when he was in his early 20s. He and his wife Elizabeth have been members of Thornhill Church since the late 1990s; they have two twenty-something daughters, one in Cardiff, one in Paris. During the day, David works for the Welsh Government. Although he has been a believer for over 30 years, he thinks that he is only just beginning to learn what it is to serve.


Jacobs familyJacob Park – Elder at Thornhill Church – Contact

Jacob was born in South Korea. He worked as an assistant pastor across various Korean churches for some 9 years, while obtaining the qualifications of B.A. in Philosophy and M. Div. in Theology. Then, for further study, he came to the U.K in 1999 and completed his M.A. in Missiology at Birmingham. In 2003, he was ordained a minister from the Korean Presbyterian Church (Korsin) in Europe. He has lived in Cardiff since 2004, which marked the start of his ministry in Wales Korean Church as a full time pastor, and in 2010, he and his church joined a partnership with Thornhill Church.

Jacob has been married to Sookyi since 1998 and has three children, Jee Eun, Jee Soo and Jee Ann. Jacob, his family and the Korean Church believe that the Lord has put a special heart in them to pray for a revival in Wales and to visit all the Welsh churches sharing about ‘revival’. He hasn’t decided yet which football team he is going to support – Cardiff City FC or Manchester United?

303985_10150392424983561_835621175_nJonathan Thompson – Elder at Thornhill Church – Contact

Jonathan is from the black country but came to Wales to study and never left. Having almost been a permanent student, he did eventually get a (kind of) proper job and teaches mathematics at Cardiff University for a living. He is married to Fariba and has two children, Jordan and Anna. He has been enjoying himself at Thornhill Church for 16 years and still dreams that one day he will play cricket for England.