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There are 4 couples in our leadership team.
Kevin & Barbara Ashby
Mark & Flossie Hayllar
Dave & Julie Smith
Dave & Liz Walke.
Updates coming soon!
Dave Smith – Dave is originally from Birmingham but has lived in the South East for the last 35 years. Dave is our paid church leader and also heads up the Chaplaincy team who serve Langney Shopping Centre each week. He has a passion for evangelism and works closely with other church leaders to build relationships and find ways of working together. Some things don’t change with a move of location though and Dave is still a die-hard Villa supporter!
Julie Smith – Julie loves Jesus and people. As a busy mum of two special boys, she works alongside Dave making sure the church functions well and she also leads the MakeLunch programme that runs in the school holidays. She oversees discipleship in the church and has a passion for seeing people grow in their faith. Julie loves to be creative and DIY is just one of the ways she likes to relax!
Dave Walke – Dad was in the Navy so Dave (W) was born in Plymouth. Liz and Dave settled in Eastbourne in 1989 and joined by a quartet of boys. Dave mainly enjoyed a career in insurance as an underwriter and happily retired in 2017. Member of the church Leadership team, a Street Pastor and involved in the local Chaplaincy team. Loves caravanning, keeping cold water fish, interest in modern military history, watching international rugby union and lately enjoying grandpa duties.
Liz Walke – Liz was born in Littlehampton just twenty minutes after her identical twin sister. The family moved to Eastbourne when she was 2½ and has lived here ever since apart from a 3 year stint in Caterham. She is married to Dave, has four sons and five grandchildren. Liz is self-employed and currently works about 3 days a week and hopes to retire in the next 5 years. As well as being on the Leadership team, Liz volunteers as a public/patient representative for local NHS healthcare provision and is also a Street Pastor.