UK Team

NCD Teams NCD UK Team John and Lynn Chetcuti are the National Directors for Natural Church Development across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Rev. Lynn Chetcuti Lynn has served as a local church pastor for twenty years. She was a Vineyard Associate Pastor for fifteen years, in Reading, transitioning to Campus Pastor, planting and establishing […]


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Natural Church Development NCD will enable you to focus on the things that will produce the greatest fruit, while developing leadership skills. It builds momentum, team investment, and simplifies your ministry workload. NCD harnesses principles of healthy church growth to bring out the unique identity and purpose of your church so it can be all […]

Why NCD?

Why Natural Church Development? Healthy organisms grow and thrive, unhealthy organisms wilt and die. When we appreciate that a church functions as a very sophisticated organism, it becomes clear that health is paramount to church growth and development. NCD illustrates where your time, treasure and talent would be best spent to invest in health. […]


NCD International Announces Leadership Transition

Lynn Chetcutti Retires, Bill Bickle Steps in as New National Partner for UK and Ireland

NCD International wishes to advise that Lynn Chetcutti has retired from her position as the National Partner for the UK and Ireland. Lynn has been a stellar advocate for growing churches naturally and many of us across the UK, and at NCD International, are in her debt. A pastor at heart, she blessed many pastors and churches with her counsel, and especially during the pandemic. We wish her and John all the best in this next phase of their journey together.

Bill Bickle

We also wish to advise that Bill Bickle, our National Partner in Canada, is taking Lynn’s role. Bill has worked with Lynn from time to time in both countries, so we envision a smooth hand-off and transition. Much of the role can be carried out by tele-conference, and Bill plans to be on the ground in the UK and Ireland several times a year. Bill has been our partner in Canada since 2008 and brings that experience and wisdom to his expanded role. Please welcome Bill and be in touch with him by email at or by phone at +1 416 804 6158.

There may be some issues while we amend the website and processes behind the scenes. If you experience any difficulties connecting with NCD, please be in touch with Bill.

Christian Schwarz & Adam Johnstone, NCD International