The Leadership Team of Chudleigh Baptist Church includes six members, some of whom have specific responsibilities.
Current members of the Team are:
Eleanor Moffatt, Minister
Hello and welcome! I am the minister at Chudleigh Baptist Church and the newest addition to the leadership team. My husband, three boys and I moved to Chudleigh in July 2016 and we are enjoying getting to know the church and community here.
I recently graduated from Bristol Baptist College but have spent the best part of 20 years loving, leading and supporting churches where God has called us to worship and serve. In my younger days I spent my gap year working as a volunteer with the Baptist Missionary Society in Zimbabwe - an experience which changed me forever.
My family keep me busy (and sane!) but when I have time to spare, I enjoy getting out in the beautiful Devon countryside and spending time with friends. I am looking forward to the adventure that I am embarking on with Chudleigh Baptist Church - discovering where God will lead us and how he will shape us as we journey there together. If you like adventures, why not join us on this journey?
Anna Sowden, Secretary
I am Anna Sowden and the secretary for our church. My life so far? Well, I was brought up in a Christian home in West Sussex and having done my A levels there, attended Exeter University and then stayed in the southwest! I am married and have two lively children. I have been part of CBC since it ‘began’ in 2010 and very much value the support and friendship in the Christian family here. I love to hear about how God is working in people’s lives, especially when it comes to the young people, and I love baking!!
Matt Funnell, Treasurer
My name is Matthew Funnell and I am the treasurer of Chudleigh Baptist Church. I am married to Emma and we have two young boys, Arthur and Henry. We have been a part of CBC since april 2012 when we moved to Chudleigh.
I was blessed by growing up in a Christian home and see family as an important part of my life. We moved to Chudleigh to be nearer to Emma’s parents (great baby sitting service and Sunday lunches!!) and to give our children a great place to grow up in. My brother and his family have also moved to Devon which has been great to be nearer to them too!
I grew up in Preston and went to university in Liverpool where I met my wife. We spent a happy 13yrs there being an active part of our local Church. We both studied medicine and are now both GPs. I am a GP partner in Plympton where I work part time to try and get a good work/life balance.
I enjoy snowboarding (when I get the chance) , music and nature. My grandparents were farmers and I have dreams of one day having a small holding but for now I am content with 2cats, a tank full of fish and 4 tortoises!
My wife and I have really enjoyed CBC since we have been here. It is great now that I can be part of the leadership team, serving God and reaching out to our local community.
Hi there, I'm Hazel. I have two grown up children and I work as a Teaching
Assistant/HLTA at a Primary school in Dawlish- a job I love! I feel very
privileged to be part of the Chudleigh Baptist church family and serve on
the leadership team. I grew up in a Christian family attending the Elim
church in Ipswich and found faith at a young age. I had some prodigal years
but returned once more 13 years ago through a friend's baptismal witness. I
am a house group leader, a Children's church leader, prayer team member,
Pastoral leader and tea/coffee maker! I am excited about what the future
holds for our church, and the verse that has inspired me this last year in
particular is Ephesians 3:20-21 'Now glory be to God! Who by his mighty
power at work in us is able to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think!'
Born and brought up in Torquay by loving Christian parents I surrendered my life to Christ when I was 10 years old. I’m married to the most patient woman in the world, Jennifer. We have 2 grown up children, Ben & Leah, and 3 grandchildren: Finlay, Chloe & Reuben and another on the way.
We have been part of the Chudleigh fellowship for a good number of years and for a fair few of those I have been involved in the leadership. I was part of the small group that led the congregation in stepping out in faith from being 12 or so attendees on a Sunday morning, in an out of the way chapel, to where we are now. Through that journey I have experienced God’s faithfulness again and again, both in family life and in church life. I’ve come to realise, after too many years, that God is never going to let me or His Church down, no matter what.
I have also learnt that serving God is no hardship, it’s a privilege. Yes, it may be tiring at times or difficult; the end product may not be readily apparent; there may even be a cost involved; but to serve my brothers and sisters and ultimately the King of kings is worth all of that.
I long to see people using their gifts to their full potential, whatever they may be. (Those making tea and coffee is every bit as important as my playing a keyboard.) Because, as we use our gifts, it is not only God’s people who are blessed but also the community in which we live.