John Edmonds is the Pastor of Freshbrook Church. He joined the church in Oct 2011, having served churches in South Wales, and East and South London. John serves as an Elder of the church. As an unashamed Welshman he is passionate about rugby and politics.
Youth and Community Pastor
Dave is married to 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. Since then Dave has become Youth and Community Pastor. Dave works closely with other youth and community agencies to promote better integration of young people with their community. He leads the church’s new initiative ‘Breakfast@9’. Dave serves as an Elder of the church.
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.
Jools is married to Rich and they have three children. They have been part of Freshbrook Church since 2017 and Jools was co-opted to the diaconate in 2019 and was subsequently appointed as a Deacon in January 2020.
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.