Meet the Team

Andy Hickford
Andy Hickford
I am the Senior Minister at UV which means I lead the Church Staff Team. I am married to Cerys, we have three grownup children and I am still in denial that I am the oldest member of staff.
Joel Ward
Joel Ward
Director of Youth - my role is leading the team who oversee UVBC’s programme and pastoral care for age 11-18 year olds. I enjoy performing music, playing console and table-top strategy games, and adventures with my wife and four children!
Steve Cosslett
Steve Cosslett
Being the Director of Pastoral Care and Evangelism, I coordinate a team who deliver pastoral care among our church and community, and am also the staff member responsible for dedications, baptisms, weddings and funerals. It also means I direct our evangelism, prayer and discipleship programmes. I am a life-long Liverpool fan and love a good curry!
Ele Hine
Ele Hine
I am Director of Outreach at Upton Vale. This includes leading our Monday Lunches (meal for those aged 65+) and Morning Out (toddler group) teams. I really love the sunshine. A heavenly day for me would include sun, sea and slices of cake!
Paul Hine
Paul Hine
I’m the Director of Children and Strategy at Upton Vale. I am passionate about all parts of my varied ministry. On one hand I am responsible for UV Kids, our mid-week and Sunday ministry for 0-11 year olds. On the other hand, I am accountable for Upton Vale’s Strategic Planning and am part of the preaching team. When I am not playing with spreadsheets or thinking up creative ways to learn about Jesus, I love being part of my amazing family with my wife Ele, and two children Bekah and Bethany. I am a huge board game fan, Exeter Chiefs rugby convert, and table-tennis enthusiast.
 

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