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.
Susanna Sandeman
Susanna Sandeman
As Children’s Worker at UV, I run our Flames group on a Sunday morning for children in school years Reception to Year 2, and I run our mid-week Blaze group for children in school years 3 and 4. I am passionate about sharing Jesus with the children. Together we have lots of fun learning stories, Bible verses, playing games and making lots of crafts. My background is in Primary School teaching and I am a governor at a local Primary School. I am married to Bruce and we have three young children. I love spending time with my family, and we are often found outside walking our dog or playing on the beach.

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