Dave is married to his wife Chris and they have two sons. Dave and Chris joined Freshbrook in 1994 when Dave was posted to RAF Lyneham. Dave took up the post of full time Youth and Schools worker for the church in June 2005. Then Dave was Inducted our Youth and Community Pastor serving alongside John.
Dave is now taking up the new role of Lead Pastor of Freshbrook Church and will be working closely with the trustees as they seek to recruit an Associate Pastor with a gifting and calling to preach and to teach. Sunday morning preaching will be maintained through the many gifted individuals in the church and occasionally with guests from outside. Dave will continue to lead ‘Breakfast@9’. Dave serves as an Elder of the church.
As of 1st January 2022 John Edmonds has now retired from his post as pastor at Freshbrook Church. We wish him every blessing as he and Sara explore where God will lead them in service of Him as they settle in Wales.
Ray and his wife Jo have been coming to Freshbrook since 1995 and they have two sons. Ray served as a Church Officer until July/2015 when he was called to be an elder.
Alan moved to Swindon in 1988 and has been involved with the church since then. He is married to Rachel and they have one son. Alan and Rachel run the Freshbrook puppet team.
Mike has attended Freshbrook church since 2005. Having grown up through the young people’s work he now leads the Unite youth team. He is also the skill behind the 10.30 Sunday service video build.
The Church Officers are responsible to the day to day running and organisation of the church.
Graham and Rosie have been a part of the church since 2017. They have two grown up sons. Graham was co-opted to the diaconate in 2018, with responsibility for coordinating the building maintenance and improvements. He was subsequently appointed as a Deacon in January 2020
Nicola is married to Steve and has 2 daughters. She has been worshipping at Freshbrook Church since 2001 and became a deacon in 2016 with oversight of the church catering.
Steve is married to Nicola and has been worshipping at Freshbrook Church since 2013. He helps on the church PA and catering teams and is part of the ‘Open The Book’ team who take weekly assemblies at Oliver Tompkins School. He joined the Deacons team in 2017 and took on the role of Church Administrator.
Chris is also our Office Manager. For more about Chris, see below.
Mark is married with three daughters and has been worshipping at Freshbrook Church since moving to Swindon in 2004. He has been a Street Pastor since 2009 and in April 2015 he became a church officer to oversee Freshbrook Church’s involvement in mercy ministries (Street Pastors, Night Shelter, Foodbank etc.)
Office Manager and Deacon
Chris is married to our Youth and Community Pastor, Dave, and they have two sons. Dave and Chris joined Freshbrook in 1994, and after many years working at Swindon Youth For Christ, Chris became our Office Manager in 2013.