Meet the team

Richard and Jolayn Stein

South African born, Rich and his wife Jo moved to the UK in 2006 where he studied Theology at Cambridge University and served in two churches before moving to Encounter Church in the US in 2017, where he serves as Pastor. He is passionate about worshipping our King and teaching His word, seeing the Kingdom of God reign in our cities, seeing and experiencing the gifts of the Holy Spirit come alive in our everyday lives and discipling believers in growing their gifting! This excites him because he gets to live this out everyday, everywhere and with his incredible family! He also loves people, coffee, food, sports and humor.

Sean and Jannine Williams

Sean and Jannine have been leading worship, songwriting and recording together for the past 18 years. They planted a church alongside their friends in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2018 where they served on the leadership team. Sean also worked as a full time Sound Designer in a top recording studio in Johannesburg and he continues to compose music. Sean and Jannine left South Africa in 2021 to serve at Encounter Church in the role of worship and Co-Pastoring. Sean and Jannine are passionate about family, community, authenticity, and leading worship in a way that creates space for the Holy Spirit to move.