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Staff and Leadership

Meet our wonderful team. An introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
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Mark Searle   Nigel Rawlinson

Mark is our Rector here at All Saints and started with us in September 2017.
Mark was ordained in 2003 and over the last 14 years has worked in a wide range of churches (Students, Surrey, seaside, villages, city, deprived and wealthy). During that time he has seen Jesus at work in peoples lives in some quite extraordinary ways.

Mark is married to Meghan and they have four children, Charlie, Emily, Tom and Matty. Mark and Meghan both have drama backgrounds and met at drama school. Meghan works as a freelance drama practitioner and is a founding director of Doorstep Arts, a not for profit youth and children’s theatre company based in Torbay.


Nigel was ordained in 1999 after returning to faith in 1986, Following a career in A & E Medicine as a Consultant at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, he is now Chaplain of Bath University. His ministry is built around the core values of unity, compassion and the work of the Holy Spirit. He is involved with SOMA and is deputy Chair of the Diocesan Renewal Group. He is married to Pat and they have 2 grown up daughters.

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Pippa Page      Tom Peryer

Pippa is involved in leading services and preaching at All Saints, and occasionally at other churches. She is also a member of the Music Worship Team and currently Church Warden as well. During the week she works as an occupational Therapist in the field of Dementia Research, aiming to find ways to improve treatment and support for those with dementia and their families.

Pippa is married to Robert, who operates the sound desk in church, and they have two grown up daughters.


Tom regularly leads services and preaches at All Saints. He chairs the team of people overseeing and supporting the All Saints work with children and young people and is a member of the PCC. Tom is also the chair of the ROCK Team (Reimagining Our Church buildings for the Kingdom). He has worked in education for all of his working life and is currently a free-lance education consultant and adviser with the Department for Education.
Tom is married to Wiola and they have three grown-up children (well very nearly grown-up!)

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Sarah Couchman    Don Hewit
Sarah is a member of our staff team and regularly contributes to our Sunday services.
She leads Springs, a fellowship group for adults with learning disabilities, which meets fortnightly at our All Saints Centre. Sarah also has a role trying to ensure that as much of our church life as possible is accessible for people affected with different disabilities and is always keen to hear from anyone with ideas of how we can move forward in this area!

Sarah has also led short courses focussed on the spiritual disciplines and pastoral care in the context of death and bereavement.

Sarah is married to James and they have four children. In rare quiet moments Sarah loves to cook, read, sew and garden and as a family they enjoying packing up their tent and setting off on a road trip in their trusty van!
The Prayer Ministry Team at All Saints Church offers prayer for individuals who are seeking a blessing or healing from the Lord in body, mind and spirit. Members have seen how the Lord, through prayer, has healed or blessed many who have faced quite difficult challenges in their lives.

As Prayer Ministry Team Leader, Don has run in-house courses on Prayer Ministry, as well as courses on Gifts of the Holy Spirit to equip Christians to go out and minister to others outside the church.

Currently he organises Equip Evenings, which are open to both church members and other Christians who want to broaden their skills and walk with the Lord. These Evenings are three times a year on a Tuesday night, with praise and worship, a guest speaker and the offer of Prayer Ministry afterwards.

Don has been actively involved in All Saints in many roles, such as organising the church’s Lee Abbey Weekend Conference and stage lighting for the church drama group. He jointly led a Healing on the Streets Team of local Christians in the locality of Weston village and has been a member of teams in other nearby locations.
Don is married to Sandy, with two grown up daughters.
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Wes Poirot       Phil Day
Originally from North Wales, Wes taught for far too many years in various primary schools in the area before taking on this role. 
He is primarily responsible for the oversight young people aged 11–18 and of work with children aged 0-5 and he also supports Patrick Boksan-Cullen in the work with students. Wes works closely with the Enrich team and they are looking to form closer partnerships in the future. He is also involved with leading and coordinating the All Sorts, Encounter and Salt services.
His big aim is to help young people love God and their neighbour more and more. Wes is married, has two daughters, is a fairly inept runner and will drone on endlessly if asked what is the best album of all time.
Phil has lived and worked in the Bath area for most of his life being part of the All Saints family since he was a teenager. Throughout that time he has been part of as well as helped lead Youth and children’s ministry in a volunteer capacity.
Following 14 years of primary school in a local school, as of September 2017 he has stepped up to the part-time church leadership role. Phil is responsible for the children’s and families work and worship within the church, leading the team of volunteers serving children aged 0-11.
He coordinates Sunday morning groups, regular family events and services and links with local schools.
Phil balances this with continued teaching work, experiencing family life with his wife and three children and playing bass guitar in several bands.
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Clive Bennett       Jo Tucker
Clive Heads up The Enrich Youth Project which is the Community Youth Work at All Saints. Clive is married to Julia and they have 3 children. He did his youth work training at Ridley Hall Cambridge where he gained a BA Honours degree in Youth Work and Applied Theology with CYM before moving down to Bath from Kettering in Northamptonshire in 2005.

Clive is a huge fan of Wolverhampton Wanderers and had a season ticket at Molineux for many years. His lack of hair is a direct result of the stress related to following The Wolves.
Jo started working with The Enrich Youth Project in January 2014 after a year or so of voluntary work with the project. She always dreamed of living in Weston and working with the local young people and has been a member of All Saints for nearly 8 years. She is now living out that dream; originally from Southdown in Bath having moved to Weston after getting married to Gez in Summer 2012. She studied a Schools, Youth, Community work and Practical Theology degree at CYM and graduated with BA Honours as a qualified youth worker in 2012. She has a love of singing and uses her musical gifts in the church worship team and as a youth worker.

Jo will often be seen wearing the colours purple and burgundy, she is renowned for her loud giggly laugh and for having well over 50 hanging hearts in her home.
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Mandy Falkus       Penny Faux
Mandy is married to Paul and has four children. She and Paul met in London at the Roehampton Institute where they studied English and Art, before completing a PGCE teacher training course. Mandy taught at a junior school in Brixton before starting a family. She then worked for Croydon’s home tuition service supporting young people who had been excluded from school.

The growing family moved to Bath from London in 1994 when Paul became deputy head at WASPS. They felt at home in All Saints as soon as they arrived here. The children have grown up now and love travelling. Mandy and Paul try to keep up with them as they study and work around the world, which is good fun and takes them to places they probably would not have visited otherwise.

Mandy joined the staff team as Pastoral Care coordinator in 2004, and enjoys helping to build a strong and supportive community.
She is the point of contact for pastoral needs and organises Pastoral Visiting, the Pastoral Care Team and the Prayer Chain. She also oversees Home Groups and Prayer Triplets and supports 3TL(3rd Tuesday Lunch), the Hospital Service, the Newcomers Supper and Office Prayers.

Mandy also enjoys hosting international students and keeping the house full and busy. She unwinds by making regular visits to the gym, and enjoys curling up with a Sudoku and a sherry!
Penny is involved in coordinating pastoral and spiritual support for seniors, including visits and phone contacts, following up on those who stop attending church, bereavement support and providing activities and programmes specifically geared for seniors, in conjunction with the ASW staff team; encouraging volunteers who work with seniors in All Saints and inspiring and training new ones, promoting expansion of the ongoing work among seniors in the church, including intergenerational ministry, exploring and developing ways to work with seniors in the community and developing links with other service providers in the area.
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Gary Oaten       Naomi Cox
All Saints Weston was at an exciting stage of its development in which Gary’s appointment, in September 2013, was seen as one key aspect in developing the resources of the church in its Mission.

Gary has a key role in developing our resources in the fulfilment of our mission in new, fresh and imaginative ways. This involves efficient use and care of our employees, maximising the use of our buildings and the mission of the church and communicating vision to the church members and beyond through electronic communications, networking and websites.

Gary is responsible for heading up the Church and Community Support Team that is developing the potential of the Centre and the Weston Hub further, providing sustainable growth in order to maintain the quality of our service to the community long into the future. 

Gary is married to Teresa and they have three grown up children. Gary is now living in Compton Dando, only a short distance from Weston. Gary plays Table tennis in the Bath League (Div2) as his only tenuous fitness activity!
Naomi is responsible for the day to day running of both the All Saints Centre and Weston Hub

Previously Naomi worked for the Bank of Ireland for two years, working on different teams doing a range of jobs including PPI queries, endowments, end of term mortgages and telephony work (which involved talking to a range of customers!) After working in an apprenticeship role for one year, including on the job training with Bath college, we were delighted to be able to offer her a full time job as Centre Assistant. Naomi's aptitude and commitment has resulted in her rapid promotion to her current role. In addition she also assists the Church and Community staff Team with a wide variety of admin and communication tasks.

Naomi likes to cook and bake, particularly cakes. Also, after being inspired by the TV show ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ she has started to try and make her own clothes. She will definitely not be taking orders yet! She has just moved into her own flat and is busy decorating!
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Lisa Vernalls       Barbara Kaehler
Lisa joined the staff team at All Saints in March 2015 to work in both the church and centre offices. She is a local mum of two young boys. Married to Dave, she has lived in Bath since moving here in 1992 to study Maths at Bath university. Since then she has been a computer programmer and software tester at firms in both Bristol and Bath. More recently her career involved working for the NCT organising antenatal courses in and around the Bath/Bristol area. Throughout this time Lisa, also known as Li (pronounced Lee), has been an active member of Hay Hill Baptist Church and continues to worship there regularly.

As a member of the Church and Community Support Team at All Saints, Lisa has been instrumental and key in developing some new systems and processes that have allowed the team to streamline the functions of the Church and Centre offices. Currently, Lisa is responsible for producing the printed and electronic news sheets on a weekly basis, and with all the activities that All Saints Weston undertakes this is a task not to be underestimated!
Barbara is a newborn Christian who found Jesus on Primrose Hill in September 2016. She loves working at All Saints Centre and serving the Community. She’s an unpublished electronic composer and singer/songwriter with an acting background trying to get to know God’s Kingdom more and more.


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