about the leaders
John and Margaret Brewster
Senior Leaders and Pastors
John and Margaret are the Senior Leaders of The Well Retford Baptist Church and have been based here since 1988. Their passion is to see people healed, transformed, empowered and set free by the love of God.
John’s primary role is focused on the vision and strategic management of the church, he is also a Trustee and chairs the Ministry Team.
Margaret serves on the Ministry and Management Teams; her main focus is concerned with training, networking and conferences. As head of publicity she is known for the love of white push pins!
Richard and Yvonne Warren
Assistant Pastor - Vision Team
Richard is the Assistant Pastor at The Well Retford Baptist Church and oversees all aspects of pastoral work. He is the man to talk to concerning all pastoral matters including, dedications, weddings and funerals.
Besides serving on the Ministry Team, Richard chairs the Management Team. He is also a member of the Bassetlaw Financial Inclusion Forum.
Yvonne is married to Richard and serves as a Trustee and is responsible for Human Resources.
Tom and Jean Coulson
Tom is married to Jean and serves as a Trustee. As Treasurer he oversees the finances and does all this whilst looking after his five grandchildren.
Jean's heart is to see the love of God impact the community through the action and acceptance of the local church.
Mark and Amy Gilmour
Youth and Children's Pastor - Vision Team
Mark and Amy head up our Youth and Childrens work here at the Well. Mark also serves on the Management and Ministry Teams. Being the tech man that he is, he is also currently responsible for all things I.T. and beyond and knows just about everything about The Well at The Well!
Angela manages the centre as well as working on some of our community projects. She runs Blends Community Cafe on Mondays - which includes some of her favourite things (coffee, cake and chatting!). She loves to pray and is one of the Spirit Cafe team.
Glyn is responsible for the overall buiilding maintenance as well as cleaning and room set up for the many functions hosted at The Well. He ensures the smooth running of events, changing rooms round to suit the needs of the user. All with a huge smile on his face.
Tara heads up the catering team at The Well and impresses all with her fabulous food. Together with her assisant Kerry and some amazing volunteers, she provides a top class, friendly service as well as delicious meals. Go along to "lunch on Mondays" and see what tasty treats they have in store!
CAP Centre Manager
Jo-anne runs our CAP centre. She is good at sorting your finances out but her real passion is for evangelism... talk to her and you'll catch that passion too.
Carol is our fantastic administrator. She may be a familiar face as she has also worked in our catering team, on some of our community projects and also for the Food Bank. Go and say hello to her in reception!
Kerry started working here as a volunteer then a vacancy for a catering assistant occurred so she is now a part time catering assistand but still does some additional voluntary work.