Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
 
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Paul Smith  - Pastor    
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Hi, I am Paul.  It is my privilege to be the pastor here at WBC.  I have been in the position since 2012.  I am married to Emma, who is our Project Director for Roots.  She is a fantastic support and we see our ministry here as a joint calling.  We have 4 children and family is very important to us.  I have studied at Spurgeons college completing the 'Equipped to minister' course and just recently I finished a degree in Mission, Theology and Evangelism with the Light College through the University of Chester.
I am passionate about preaching and seeing the Bible come to life, but also to show how our faith applies to our everyday lives in practice as well as spiritual ways.  I have a strong conviction to reaching out to others with the love of Jesus and engaging with people whatever their understanding of faith may be.
We are really excited to see God move amongst us as He brings forward His vision for us as a church.  We believe He has great things in store for us.  Why not pop along to find out more, we would love to see you.

 
 

 
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Gill Price - Elder - Pastoral Work and Prayer   Vic Wright - Elder - Buildings, Equipment & Garden
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I moved to Wymondham with my family from North London in 2002. We joined WBC and quickly became involved in the life of the Church.
I became a deacon in 2017. I have a passion for pastoral care and prayer ministry and take lead on both of these church ministries. 
I am part of the driving team behind Roots Community Cafe and volunteer twice a week when we are open, you will generally find me behind the counter ready to serve!
  I am a family man and really supported by Mary, who I married in 1972. We have a daughter who lives in Croydon in South London with two children (where I was born and brought up) and a son who married an American girl and now lives in Florida with nine adopted children. I have an identical twin brother, a half-brother, sister and adopted sister.
 
I am a baptised Christian and have been challenged in my own life to seek where my Christian walk is and what true discipleship is about.
 
Mary and I have been worshiping at WBC since 2015 and I became a deacon in 2017. In 2020 I became an Elder.
 
I am part of the team at our Roots Community Café that aims to touch those around us with God’s care and compassion. You will find me at the Café where I am always ready to chat and to listen.
 
If you want a worshiping church that is relevant to today, concerned for its members and its wider community, then come along to us where you will receive a great welcome.
 
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Victor Fromm - Deacon and Treasurer   Nicki Waterworth - Deacon for Outreach and Mission
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I have been worshipping at Wymondham Baptist Church since 2001, when my family relocated to Norfolk from Kent. I have three children two of which have grown up, got married and set up home, one in Grantham and the other more locally.

Alison and I are both committed Christians and believe in supporting WBC and helping the congregation to grow, develop and flourish in their Christian faith, as well as supporting outreach to the wider area. We have both undertaken various roles during our time at WBC. Currently, I am a deacon/treasurer and assist on other initiatives where I can, whilst Alison volunteers at Roots Community Café, as well as being the Café treasurer.

When I am not at work or undertaking church duties, I am a keen (but not very good) archer shooting at Wymondham Archery Club and can be seen occasionally running around the town.
 
  I’ve been married to Tom since 1984 and have two grown up children and 3 beautiful little granddaughters.

Prior to moving to Norfolk, I had always worshipped in the Methodist Church but on arrival in Wymondham in 2017 I felt led to WBC and was warmly welcomed into the church family here.

I became a Deacon in 2020 and feel excited and privileged to be a part of a church with such a passion to serve the community and desire to reach out and share God’s love with those around us.
 
As Deacon for Outreach and Mission, I help to coordinate and share the updates we receive from our Mission links at home and across the world so that our fellowship is fully aware of news and prayer requests.
 
I am also part of our newly formed Eco Church team and we are working to encourage and inspire our church fellowship to put the care of God’s creation at the heart of all we do.


 
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    Ray Finch - Secretary, Deacon for Administration
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We moved to Norfolk from East Sussex in July 2019.  I became a member of WBC in January 2020.  Prior to this I was in membership at Seaford Baptist Church and prior to this at Welling Baptist Church.  I am married to Cathy Finch and we have three children and seven grandchildren.
Since coming to WBC I have part shared the leadership of the Wednesday morning Home study group with Vic Wright and together with Vic and Mary and Cathy have compiled the ‘Thoughts for the Day’ during lockdown and now the 'Thought for the Week' which appears on this website.  Our observations and belief is that God is clearly using WBC and leading us to greater challenges to take the gospel and connect with the local community.  We are excited about this and wish to be very much a part of this.
 

     
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Emma Smith - Designated Safeguarding Officer   Ramona Chenery - Safeguarding & Deacon for Children and Youth Work
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Emma is married to our Pastor Paul, together they have four children. She is the project Director for our main outreach, Roots Community Cafe. Emma now works solely for the Church but prior to this was employed at Wicklewood Primary School as a Learning Support Assistant both general and 1-1, whilst there she completed her NPECTs and went on to teach PE. Emma has always had a heart for caring for others and ran a successful childminding business with her sister for many years whilst her own children were young. It is through her previous work that she gained her initial experience in safeguarding. Emma is one of the youth team here at WBC and leads both on a Sunday morning and at our Friday night youth group. 
We appointed Emma as Designated Safeguarding Officer in 2016, she completed the Baptist Union training, level 3. Her role is to ensure that our policies and procedures are kept up to date and Emma is responsible for keeping records, promoting good safeguarding practice across the church and acts as a link between the church and other agencies.
She is committed to excellence in safeguarding and is able to remain calm under pressure and work well with others.
  I’m Ramona, in February 2014 my youngest daughter and I visited Wymondham Baptist Church and never looked back. We were made to feel so welcome and I quickly found my feet surrounded by the love and support of our fellowship.

In March 2015 I was privileged to receive a full immersion baptism here at WBC.
I am proud to work with the youth ministry, I find I learn as much from the children and their love of God as I share most weeks. It is a privilege to help them develop their own individual relationship with our living God. 

As a community nurse in the NHS, I am blessed to work in the community where I live.  Along with its challenges this can be a very rewarding role supporting families when they are most at need.  My faith empowers me to carry out my role to the glory of God.


I look forward to meeting you at WBC where I hope you will feel as at home as we do. Should you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to talk to any of our leadership team who are here to serve. 
In May 2020 the Leadership Team appointed me as the second Designated Safeguarding Officer for WBC. 
     
     
     
     
     
 

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