Staff of West Suffolk Vineyard Church

Mark & Louise Williams

Senior Pastors

Mark and LouiseSenior Pastorsprovide overall vision and direction for West Suffolk Vineyard Church, oversee the staff team, train and equip our leaders and have pastoral oversight for the church as a whole. They also serve as Area Leaders to East Anglia.

They are trustees and oversee the trustee team. Mark has oversight of the church’s technical and IT needs along with publicity and communications. Louise organizes the preaching and is our Child Protection officer. 

Together they look after our overseas missions ministries which currently has links with Santa Anita Vineyard in Peru.

They coordinate weddings, funerals and baby dedications.

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Richard, Assistant Pastor, provides oversight for our Sunday Celebrations, is co-ordinator for the Sunday worship bands, working with the weekly band leaders as well as the leaders for PA and Visuals. He also develops the use of video across the church.

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Richard Steel

Assistant Pastor

Martina Steel

Assistant Pastor (part-time)

MartinaAssistant Pastor, is a cluster pastor, providing oversight for small group leaders. She oversees Small Groups, Child Protection and Women's ministry.

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Andy and Emily, Voluntary Pastoral Assistantsare staff links for our Sunday celebration teams. They also oversee our Baptism celebrations.

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Andy & Emily Deane

Voluntary Pastoral Assistants

Angela Walling

Administrator (part time)

AngelaAdministratorlooks after all our administrative needs working five mornings a week at the Vineyard Centre.

She coordinates a team of volunteers who help her administer the church effectively.

She looks after our room bookings, maintains the calendar, produces the Grapevine, the What’s On and the many flyers you see.

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Steve provides Personal Assistant support directly to Chris and Maggie Parsons in their VCUKI roles.

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Steve Parsons


Julie Allsopp

Voluntary Pastoral Assistant

Julie, Voluntary Pastoral Assistant, provides staff link support for newcomers.

She is also a Kidzone section leader and provides Missions Support.

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Chris and MaggieFounding Pastors, are members of the VCUKI Leadership Group and Council, representing the Leadership Group for national coaching and pastoral care. Chris and Maggie planted the church in 2000 and handed on the Senior Pastor role in January 2014.

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Chris & Maggie Parsons

Founding Pastors


Steph DayIntern

Neil and Sheila VollarInterns