On 3 July 2011, during the communion service, Richard and Catherine Penn were welcomed into the membership of Zetland Evangelical Church. Richard was then set apart by the church to be a full-time teaching elder.
Richard and Catherine and their two boys have been fully involved in the church since returning to Bristol in February 2011. They were formerly members of Grace Church, Westerleigh and, while Richard studied at the Wales Evangelical School of Theology, they were members at Bethel Baptist Church, Laleston.
Peter Millier and Eddie O’Brien are also elders at Zetland Evangelical Church.