Roger Widdecombe is the Church Leader. After a career in sales for thirteen years he studied theology for two years and became a minister in the Church of England in 2003. He came to St Paul’s in late 2006 and loves being part of the community. He enjoys fixing bikes, chatting to people and triathlons. Rog is married to Hannah and they have two boys and a little girl.
Jennifer Fellows is the Assistant Pastor. Originally from Glasgow, she moved to Cheltenham in Summer 2018 with her husband Simon. Jennifer previously worked as a Children’s and Families’ Minister in St Albans. She loves playing netball, a good book and cramming as many people as possible round her dining room table for dinner.
Rachel Beere is training for ordination at St. Mellitus and is overseeing the evening gathering amongst other aspects of church life. She is married to Adrian, has a bunch of kids and a dog called Maramaduke. She enjoys good coffee, adventures, being in nature and family holidays.
PA to Leadership Team
Rachel Bourner is the PA to the Leadership Team. After studying at Durham University, she moved to the area just over two years ago. She married Jack in July 2020 and being a lover of music has set up and run a community choir in the School House Cafe. She is a massive fan of all things dogs, Disney and delicious food.
Georgie Hogg is the part time Church Administrator and currently oversees communications, media & bookings. She moved to Cheltenham in 2004, has taught in primary schools for fourteen years and been part of the St. Paul’s family for ten years. She is married to Al and they have two children. She loves music, cooking, gardening and anything art and crafty.
Joint Youth Pastor
Isaac Watson is one of the Youth Pastors, overseeing Friday Nights and Sunday Mornings amongst other areas. He grew up in Birmingham, studied in Lancaster and now lives locally with his wife Maddie. He enjoys music, football and a coffee or walk with friends. You’ll often find him singing or tapping without realising it (just tell him to stop).
Joint Youth Pastor
Maddie Watson is one of our youth pastors and works with her husband Isaac in pastoring the team and loves helping young people grow in their faith. Maddie grew up in Bristol and moved to Cheltenham 7 years ago with a love for community and has since been Manager at the School House Cafe next door. She loves baking and eating anything plant-based and has a passion for travelling. You will mostly find her giggling!