Leadership

The church is like a body – it has one identity, but many parts; all different and yet all dependent upon each other, interconnected and yet intimate.

(To find out more about this, check out: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27). And like a body, the church is at it’s healthiest when all parts are doing their job well. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit gives different gifts to different people in order for the church to grow and to thrive in it’s mission.

Overseeing all of this God has given the gift of leadership (Romans 12:8). At Bethel we prayerfully seek to appoint Elders and Deacons to recognise this important and precious calling. Part of this role means to oversee, support and encourage the work of the five Mission and Ministry Teams. Please do pray for them in this – thank God for them, for their willingness to serve in this way and the time and love they pour into the work of the Kingdom through the church!

The Leadership Team

Jon Vaughan-Davies

Jon Vaughan-Davies

Minister

Jon is married to Aimée, and they have three gorgeous crazy kids! Jon came here as student minister in 2003, was called to be the Assistant Minister in 2004, and then became Minister in 2012.

Steve Parker

Steve Parker

Elder

Saved for eternity, by the grace of God through the sacrifice of Jesus, at age thirteen. Steve is married to Liz. Together they have three daughters and five grandchildren.

Bec Pettit

Bec Pettit

Deacon

Bec has been a member at Bethel for 10 years, she is married to Steve and has 2 teenage boys. Bec is involved in leading worship, playing violin in the worship group and encouraging the musical talents of the younger people in the church.

Ruth Evans

Ruth Evans

Deacon/Church Secretary

Ruth is married to Andrew and has a son James. Ruth has been a member at Bethel for many years and has always been actively involved in the music and worship life of the church. Ruth serves in many ways including helping with the older B-Zone group on a Sunday and is part of the Caring MMT.

Rob Vernon

Rob Vernon

Deacon

Rob is happily married to Lorraine (our Church Support Worker) and they have been blessed with two wonderful daughters. He is one of the deacons on the Worship MMT and has a real passion for music and the part it plays in worship. Rob can often be found on a Sunday morning playing the drums in Bethel’s music group

Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson

Deacon

Richard is happily married to Claire and together they have three children. He is a high school physics teacher and currently teaches in St Cyres school in Penarth. In his church life he works as part of the technical vision team. He also serve as one of the deacons on the Growing MMT where we oversee and look after the children and young people’s work.

Steve Vaughan

Steve Vaughan

Deacon

Steve is originally from Merseyside but adopted Cardiff as home many years ago. He is married to Tristan and has two (in their words) amazing, awesome children, Jack and Millie. They have all been attending Bethel since 2007. Steve serves on the church’s worship and prayer MMT and leads one of the weekly small groups. He is also the only member of the diaconate to have been seen on the church stage in both a ball gown and a nappy!- Oh no he isn’t, oh yes he is!

Steve Burton

Steve Burton

Deacon

Steve is happily married to Debbie and they have three grown up children. They moved from Lancashire many years ago and since that move have continued to worship at Bethel ever since – its their local!. Steve has previously co-ordinated the children’s work but after a break is now part of the Mission MMT – and continues to help lead the youth group on a Sunday morning.

Tim Pickles

Tim Pickles

Deacon/Treasurer

I grew up in the Army and have 3 older brothers who, along with my parents, live around the world; I am the only member of my family who has decided to stay in , the UK! At the age of 17 I went on a gap year to Romania as a missionary, and returned as a Christian, having found faith in Christ while I was away. I am married to Catherine and we currently have one daughter called Elsie. I am one of the deacons at Bethel and also the treasurer. I have been involved in helping with the children and youth work at the church and have been to Spree and Soul Survivor. Along with Catherine, I also lead one of the small groups at Bethel. ​​

Sue Rock

Sue Rock

Deacon

I’m married to Paul. We have 2 teenage children, Samuel and Megan. We’ve been attending Bethel for over 20 years, and members for nearly as long. Currently involved with the Growing MMT and a small group leader