Leadership and Staff teams

We currently have two ministers, Astrid and Paul Vaswani, who joined TBC in 2015. Astrid is our Community and Pastoral Minister and Paul is our Ministry Team Leader and Youth Minister. Ellen Vargeson joined the team as Children and Families Worker in 2019 and the three full time staff form our Ministry Team. Together with a group of elected leaders from within the church family they form the Joint Leadership Team of the church.

Astrid Vaswani
(Community and Pastoral Minister)

Astrid loves crazy hair colours, coffee shops, being a mum and cooking the odd curry or two.

Paul Vaswani
(Ministry Team Leader and Youth Minister)

Paul loves running, loud music and good curries, not necessarily in that order.

Ellen Vargeson
(Children and Families Worker)

Ellen enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog and watching movies. She also loves a crisp winter day and all things yellow, especially bees!

Sandy Ainslie
(Leadership Team)

Sandy’s family are her number one pastime, she loves spending time with them and getting the whole family together. She also loves walking, running and going on holiday exploring new places. She enjoys pottering in her garden and being outside when the sun is out.

Eve Carter
(Leadership Team)

As a Mum of two grown children, Eve is enjoying a new quieter phase of life which currently involves cats, crochet, and wild swimming. She can usually be found on a weekend down at the shore at Netley swimming with a group of like-minded people – all year round.

Karen Clarke

Karen loves being creative, reading and history. When she’s not busy organising things at church she enjoys her jobs working in heritage.

Gina Crowcroft

When she’s not busy trying to dispel the myth that accountants are boring Gina loves to get out and about with either running shoes or walking boots along with a camera and explore! She has a particular fondness for mountainous regions – the higher the better.

Kerstin Goodall
(Leadership Team)

Kerstin loves walks along the seaside, preferably with a blue sky, lots of waves and some acrobatic seagulls to watch. She also enjoys swimming, reading several books at a time and all things colourful.

Anne-Marie Lee-Cann
(Leadership Team)

Anne-Marie is a mum to three children. She enjoys going to the theatre to watch musicals, knitting and trying to crochet.

Sara Sealey
(Leadership Team)

Sara enjoys spending time with her family, walking, reading and catching up with friends over a coffee. She also loves to bake cakes!

Linda Burt

Linda is our Church Administrator and Communications Lead.