Our team

The lifeblood of the church is lots of people serving in all kinds of ways. Much of this is behind the scenes. Here are some of those who serve in various roles, usually as volunteers.

Eldership team

The Bible makes it clear that a team of leaders should be appointed to oversee every local church. These leaders are men given the title ‘elders’. Our team of elders have the responsibility of taking the church forward in the purposes of God, of caring for the members of the church and encouraging them to grow as followers of Jesus.

Ade Ward

Ade Ward

Ade moved to Uckfield to assume the role of team leader in 2013. He previously has been a church pastor in Crewe before working as a secondary school teacher in Sheffield. He works full-time for the church and is responsible for the preaching and teaching amongst many other things. Ade is married to Hannah and they have two school age children. He enjoys spending time with his family, follows Liverpool F.C. and loves reading.

Jon Scott

Jon Scott

Jon has been an elder for over 30 years. He is a director of a local business that specialises in geotechnical and structural monitoring of civil engineering projects all around the world. He is married to Siri whom he met in 1980 whilst working in a refugee camp for Vietnamese Boat People in Hong Kong. They have lived in Uckfield since 1984 and have three grown-up sons. In addition to serving the church as an elder, Jon has many passions including bird watching, riding motorbikes and supporting Norwich City.  Siri helps oversee the mid-week groups.

Steve May-Miller

Steve May-Miller

Steve has been an elder in the church since the late 1990s. He works for Spring Harvest where his responsibilities include their French holiday park. Steve and his wife Ann have two children and three grandchildren. Together they lead one of the church home groups. Steve loves cycling, although usually only when the sun’s out.

Lawrence Mudford

Lawrence Mudford

Lawrence grew up in Wales and moved to Sussex in 1984, living in the village of Newick with his wife, four children and a cat called Roxy! Lawrence has a passion to see people reach their full potential in Christ and to see the prophetic released within the body of the church. Lawrence became an elder in 2018 and oversees the Community Groups, who meet together weekly, as well as assisting with pastoral needs in the church, and preaching.

Church staff

Sid Martin

Sid Martin

Sid is our church administrator and company secretary. He is responsible for making sure the church is run in line with all the various legislation that has to be satisfied, as well as managing the day to day activities of the church. He is married to Melanie and they have five grown-up children with one teenager. Sid is a passionate cyclist and has cycled from London to Amsterdam for charity.

Mel Holden

Mel Holden

Mel, married to Tim (one of the Trustees), runs our baby and toddler groups and also works with other groups in the church. She also regularly leads worship on a Sunday morning and at our prayer meetings.

Sandra Evans

Sandra Evans

Sandra is our treasurer and is responsible for ensuring our financial records and accounting are correct.

Dave Guckenheim

Dave Guckenheim

Dave is our safeguarding officer

Trys Mudford

Trys Mudford

Trys heads up the worship team

Trustees

The church is a registered charity with seven trustees: the four elders plus three other church members who help to oversee the legal governance of the church.

Colin Peachment

Colin Peachment

Tim Holden

Tim Holden

Grace Jones

Grace Jones