Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
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Paul Smith  - Pastor    
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
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.
Victor Fromm - Deacon and Treasurer    
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.
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Neil Starling - Deacon responsible for Mission   Ray Finch - Secretary, Deacon for Administration, GDPR, Safeguarding
My name is Neil Starling, and I am standing for election as deacon at Wymondham Baptist Church. I am married to Maria, and have two sons, two step-daughters, and three grandchildren. I work full-time as manager of the Falconer Trust, a small charity which supports an orphanage in Zambia.
I have been a member of WBC for about five years, and you will have seen me most weeks playing the keyboard and singing as a member of the worship group. I have also preached here on a number of occasions. I have served on leadership teams at previous churches in the past, and I hope that, if elected, I would be able to bring some valuable experience to the role.
My work with the Falconer Trust has given me experience in various aspects of administration, finance, organisation and public speaking. If elected, I will commit myself to the role of deacon wholeheartedly, and to the best of my ability.

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   Jason O'Dell - Deacon responsible for Commuication
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 have been married to Katie for 21 years and have two sons, Toby 15 and Theodore 8.  We have been worshipping at WBC since March 2020 and we love being part of such a caring church that is so committed to showing God’s love to those around us and our community.
I became a Christian when I was 18 after a very challenging up bringing in care and my Christian faith has been paramount in carrying me through all the ups and downs that life has thrown at us over the years. 
My passion is food and hospitality.  I work as a Regional Manager for a large catering company and I also love hosting and cooking for friends and family.  Up until a recent knee injury I was a keen runner but also enjoy get outside for a long walk or paddle in the kayak.

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