Leadership Team

The church has a  Leadership Team which works with the Church Meeting to run, organise and arrange activities. 

The Team Leader is Mary Studd who is assisted by the Membership and Leadership Team below.

Mary Studd is one of the longer serving members of Upper Eden Baptist Church, her husband Peter used to be a team leader here but has since passed away. She has lived in the Eden Valley for 40 years having formerly lived in London and Birmingham. She is now retired and enjoys spending her time with family and friends. She has 2 daughters, Nicola and Julia and 4 grandchildren. Mary has faithfully served the church for many years by booking preachers, serving refreshments, doing many home and hospital visits and organising fellowship events. Contact Mary for more details about what’s going on at church at marydstudd@gmail.com.

John Stephenson with his wife Pat have been coming along to UEBC for a number of years before becoming members. John has a heart for prayer and is a real asset the the Leadership Team.

Ashley Liston moved to the area a couple of years ago having spent many holidays in the Upper Eden area. He and his wife Jane have been members of UEBC for over a year. Ashley brings enthusiasm and experience to the Leadership Team having been involved in Baptist church activities across the north.

Brian Capstick is the Church Treasurer. Brian is a long standing member of Upper Eden Baptist Church and has lived in the local area all his life. Brian has a wife, Julia and two boys Dan and Sam. He enjoys going to watch Lunesdale United FC as well as going for bike rides with the boys. He works locally for a national firm dealing and delivering road surfaces. Brian and Julia also look after the fabric of the church building and organise our fellowship times together. Feel free to contact Brian for more detail about what is going on at church at capstick338@btinternet.com.     

Lynne Skellern is the Church Secretary at UEBC Kirkby Stephen. She has lived in Kirkby for the last few years with her lovable companion Sky, a springer spaniel. Working full time for a number of local companies she still makes time to do what she loves, walking, relaxing and entertaining friends. She is a great encouragement to all of us here and is keen to get stuck into all aspects of church life. Contact Lynne for more details about what’s going on at church at upperedenbaptistchurch@gmail.com.