Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.  

Paul Lavender   Stephanie Muncherji - Church Secretary
Paul Lavender - Senior Minister and Team Leader   Stephanie Muncherji


Paul is called to serve; the church in leadership
and has overall responsibilities in the following areas: 
  • Worship and preaching
  • Vision and strategy
  • Pastoral care
Paul was born in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, Wales in 1969.  He studied music at the University of Oxford, pursuing a career in music as a pianist and organist, and giving concerts and recitals throughout the UK, continental Europe and the USA.  He also acted as music Director to many leading Christian musicians and worship leaders, including Graham Kendrick, Matt Redman and Darlene Zschech.  He had a blast!

Paul has studied Theology at Oxford and at University of Wales in Cardiff, and was commissioned as a minister within the Baptist Union of Great Britain in 1999.  Paul has served on staff at churches in Newbury, Weymouth and Preston, joining the church here at Mount Pleasant in 2007.   He became the Senior Pastor and Team Leader in April 2008.

Paul has been married to Judith since 1995. Paul's passion is seeing people come to faith in Jesus Christ, and then make Jesus the leader of their lives, following him passionately every day of their lives.
  Stephanie is our Church Operations Manager and is often your first point of contact when phoning or emailing the Church.

Her previous position was the Administrator for the Association of Christian Teachers before joining the staff team at Mount Pleasant.  Her background experience has included having her own business in Recruitment, completing placements for the unemployed, in the Distribution and Industrial sector.

"I have devoted my life to being a servant to Christ our Lord." 

Jane Wake   Cath photo
Jane Wake - CAP Debt Centre Manager   Cath Owen - Open Door Community Shop Manager
Jane runs our Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre. For more information on what CAP does click here.   Cath runs our community shop. For more information Our Church about the shop click here
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Ruth Osborne -  Ministry Assistant    

Our Church runs with a great deal of support and help from the congregation as well as our Elders and Deacons.

Elders                                                                 David Gwilt
                                                                              Ruth Osborne
                                                                              Hefina Pereira
                                                                               Andrea Smith
                                                                              Jane Wake                                                                                                                  
Deacons:                                                           Sam Ahadzi 
                                                                              Stephen Birdsall
                                                                              Chris Bentley
                                                                              Matt Jaggard
                                                                              Valentine Mbawa
                                                                              Stephen Ormesher

Finance Team Leader:                                 Stephen Spandl
Church Secretary:                                         Jacqueline Arnold
Additional Needs coordinator:                 Linda Lemon
CAP Manager:                                                 Jane Wake
Charity Shop Manager:                               Cath Owen
Children & Family Worker:                         Teresa Young
Children's Leader:                                          Chris Bentley
Church Cleaner & Caretaker:                     Louise Jenkins
Ministry Assistant:                                         Ruth Osborne
Operations Manager                                     Stephanie Muncherji
Pastoral Team Leaders:                               Martin and Sue Buckby
Safe to Grow overseer:                                David Dyson


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