MEET THE TEAM

Glenn Walsh

Pastor

Glenn and his wife Sarah came to us from St Peters Hextable where they served for eight years. They have a background of church planting, mission and youth work, serving with New Frontiers, Vineyard, New Wine and Rhema expressions of churches. Glenn and Sarah have six daughters, nine grandchildren (at present) and have fostered many children through Bexley Social Services. Glenn had a dramatic conversion in his early twenties with God moving sovereignly in life, his story has featured in national publications and evangelistic recordings and he has shared his story over the years in many settings to include prisons, radio, churches and schools.

Chris Stiven

Elder

After a career in banking, during which he lived for 16 years in Japan and the Americas (North, South and Central) Chris has been actively retired since 2002.
He and his wife Sally have been coming to VEC since 1999. They have two grown-up children and five grandchildren. Chris enjoys learning, helping others to learn, extending hospitality, and playing golf.

Sally Stiven

Serving and Gifts Co-ordinator

Sally has been part of the VEC family with her husband since 1999. Her role is to enable people to find the area of service which suits them best, and to try to get everyone involved in some form of ministry. She also leads ladies’ Bible studies. Outside of helping with the church she enjoys playing golf and racquetball, running a Child Contact Centre, and being grandma to five beautiful grandchildren.

Phil Wiles

Elder

Phil and his wife Jan have been at VEC since 1990. They have four adult children who have grown up through the church family. Leadership has at various times encompassed home groups, music and now a second period of eldership. Phil worked in the third sector for nearly 40 years, including 10 years on the home staff of OMF International and 18 years as a Welfare Manager with the RAF Benevolent Fund until retirement at the end of 2018. Now assisting his son Tom to develop his drumming career, music and sport compete for time with family commitments.

Sarah Brown

Safeguarding Officer

Sarah Brown has been attending VEC for almost 20 years. She has extensive experience working with children with disabilities in a variety of special needs schools. She is married to Chris Brown and they enjoy visiting local wildlife places, reading and playing board games.

Eloise Cross

Church Administrator

Eloise has been attending VEC since 2011 and lives in Sevenoaks with her husband and two sons. After a career in fashion buying in London, she moved to Sevenoaks in 2010 with her young family. She has since worked in both voluntary and employed support roles in a primary school and currently runs the Children’s ministry here at VEC. In 2018 she took on the Administrator role at the church.

Pauline Knight

SLT (Strategic Leadership Team)

Pauline, her husband and two daughters first attended Vine Evangelical on moving to
Sevenoaks in the mid 1990's and have happily remained part of its church life since then. During the week Pauline works in a primary school as a classroom assistant. Hobbies include travelling, collecting pottery and playing the ukulele.

David Perkins

Worship Leader

David leads our Worship team at VEC where he has been attending with his wife Amy since 2015. He has previously worked at OMF International and more recently in professional services. Outside of church David enjoys music, sport and generally being outdoors.

Mike Fletcher

Elder

Mike is married to Hester and they have three wonderful teenagers. They moved from Johannesburg in late 2007 and settled directly in Sevenoaks. They joined VEC early in 2012 and Mike has been an Elder since 2016. Mike is a chartered accountant and now works as a part-time finance director and chief financial officer for a variety of SME companies. He is an avid sports fan (passionate about Formula 1, NFL, Rugby Union and golf) and enjoys travelling with the family. Mike has helped to lead us through our strategic planning process, being the chief strategist in formulating our purpose statement and articulating the challenges we are seeking to address in the next 3 to 5 years.