Our network is facilitated by a small team of Regional Ministers and Office Staff, based at ‘The Old Forge’ in Stapleton, Bristol.
Nigel is our Senior Regional Minister and Team Leader. He facilitates the life of the WEBA network team and oversees the missional strategy for the region. He also works to develop missional strategy over a wider geographical area with our partner Associations and has oversight of the Seventy-two network. Nigel is the main WEBA contact for churches and ministers seeking new leadership opportunities, and he works to encourage individual disciples of Jesus through his ‘DNA groups’ resource.
As a Regional Minister, Alisdair oversees the development of new missional communities, and the missional development of churches, ministers, and leadership teams. Alisdair also leads a small missional community in his own neighbourhood near Stroud.
Alisdair’s primary relationship is with churches in the Northern half of the WEBA region. He is also the WEBA contact for Safeguarding and for Home Mission Grant applications.
As a Regional Minister, Gary oversees the development of missional networks, overseeing the pastoral care of network facilitators, ministers, and churches within WEBA. Gary’s primary relationship is with churches in the Southern half of the WEBA region. Gary will be providing ‘transitional ministry’ to help initiate some new patterns of engagement with churches in particular need. He is the WEBA contact for those seeking to apply for Baptist ministerial recognition, working with our partner Associations.
Rob is both Association Manager and Trust and Property Manager for WEBA. He works 5 days a week, mostly at our office at ‘The Old Forge’ in Stapleton, Bristol. Contact Rob with any queries about the administration of your church or its property – he will be able either to help or to point you to someone who can.
Ruth is Communications Co-ordinator for the for the WEBA network, overseeing the website, regular emails, newsletters, publicity for events, and the database. Ruth is in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Contact her if you would like to share a story or advertise an event through the network.
Matt is WEBA’s Accounts Manager, with responsibility for day to day financial management of the network. Matt works at the Old Forge on Tuesdays.
Alex’s primary role is to support the work of Seventy-two; the network of regional associations working together to be a catalyst helping people find their place in the mission of God. She also gives admin support to the WEBA team and is Nigel’s personal assistant. Alex usually works mornings, except Wednesdays.
Bob, who is one of the ministers at Cirencester Baptist Church, also works with WEBA as Mission Enabler for Youth, Children and Families. He has plenty of experience of reaching, discipling, and releasing young people and wants to support our churches to do the same.