STAFF & LEADERSHIP

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.

 
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Dave Webb-Peploe - Lead Elder   Geoff Gilbert - Associate pastor
What was your first job?
Children's play scheme leader in Hersham. I was training to be a social worker and for some reason that qualified me to lead a summer play scheme. It was not easy at all

What was your favourite song/band as a teenager/growing up?
Genesis (still are). Saw them in Paris a few years ago. My wife describes it as 'nerdy public schoolboy dungeons and dragons music'.

What are three things you would take if you were on a desert island?
A good sci-fi book, a laptop for online games, a Genesis CD

Which 3 most inspiring people would you like to take for dinner?
Other than Jesus who would be the obvious first choice, Erwin Rommel (desert stories), Mahatma Ghandi (why he remained a Hindu) and Ray Mears
  What was your first job?
'Informer' paperboy come rain or shine, got paid 1p per paper 

What was your favourite song/band as a teenager/growing up?
Luther Vandros all the way!  So many soulful tracks to mention.

What are three things you would take if you were on a desert island?
A cold beer, my kindle & my lovely wife

Which 3 most inspiring people would you like to take for dinner?
My lovely wife, Bill Hybels, Smith Wigglesworth.
 
     
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Mike Gilson - Elder   John Cowles - Treasurer and Chair of Trustees
What was your first job?
Fruit picking, then I joined the Army

What was your favourite song/band as a teenager/growing up?
'Stairway To Heaven' by Led Zeppelin

What are three things you would take if you were on a desert island?
Besides the Bible and things to survive with, I'd take my guitar, a book of poetry and a surf board

Which 3 most inspiring people would you like to take for dinner?
CS Lewis, Amy Johnson (fearless pioneering aviator!) and Larry Crabb (top psychologist who understands people like I'd like to)
  What was your first job?
Government Scientist - details still covered by the Official Secrets Act

What was your favourite song/band as a teenager/growing up?
I love classical music. Favourite singer, Luciano Pavarotti

What are three things you would take if you were on a desert island?
3 DVDs.  England winning the Rugby World Cup in 2003 against Australia, the 2010-11 Test matches against Australia when we retained the Ashes in Australia, and the Fulham vs Juventus match that Fulham won 4-1 in 2010

Which 3 most inspiring people would you like to take for dinner?
Andre Rieu, Dr Martin Lloyd Jones and Charles Spurgeon
 
Diana Cowles   Hannah Gilbert
Diana Cowles - Safeguarding Officer   Hannah Gilbert - 
Trainee Youth and Children's Work Co-ordinator
What was your first job?
Working on the deli counter at Budgens in Cobham.

What was your favourite song/band as a teenager/growing up?
I have always had an eclectic musical taste but I would guess ABBA and Queen would be what I listened to most

What are three things you would take if you were on a desert island?
A distillation set (with matches or a mirror) to have pure water, 
a blanket, and a knife/axe. Always the practical person!

Which 3 most inspiring people would you like to take for dinner?
King David from the Bible (for worship), Matt Dawson (not only a great rugby player but he's been on Strictly and Masterchef and is a Liverpool supporter), and my Grandad who died before I was born.
 
  What was your first job?
Paper round. Only lasted a couple of weeks in the job though. 

What was your favourite song/band as a teenager/growing up?
The Spice Girls! (Girl Power!)

What are three things you would take if you were on a desert island?
A sun lounger/ hammock 
Toothbrush and toothpaste 
Coffee machine

Which 3 most inspiring people would you like to take for dinner?
Jesus Christ (is that cheating?), David Beckham, Princess Diana
     
     
     
     
   

 


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