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

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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?



 Gareth Sowden, Secretary

Gareth Sowden

I was born in Exeter where I grew up going to my parents chruch Belmont Chapel, going to Sunday School and youth groups.

I'm a self employed carpenter doing jobs like manufacturing and fitting kitchens and bathrooms and any other handy jobs. I'm married with two grown up children and live in the same house as my parents.

I've been part of Chudleigh Baptist Church since 2002 when it was part of East Dartmoor Baptist Church and during that time have seen the church grow to become able to stand on its own two feet and to conitnue to grow and serve its community. 

My main interest is (if you couldn't tell) cycling and for me there's not much better than getting out with some friends to cycle over Dartmoor and admire God's creation.

Jonathan Pimerton,Treasurer

It’s great to be part of the leadership team here at Chudleigh Baptist church, serving the community and loving Jesus.


 I currently work as an accountant for Regional & City Airports, based at Exeter Airport. My wife Amy and I moved to Chudleigh in Spring 2016, shortly before the arrival of our daughter Megan. We have enjoyed becoming part of Chudleigh, and felt very welcomed from the start. Prior to moving here, we lived in Guildford for three years and were part of St Saviour’s Church there.


 I have always enjoyed getting ‘stuck in’ at church, I have spent time helping with youth work in Guildford, and more recently I have gotten involved in the worship band at Chudleigh. I look forward to what God has in store for us both individually and as a church.


 In my spare time I enjoy playing snooker, squash, practising my guitar and getting out to the beach – weather permitting!

Hazel Hawley

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!'  


Emma Funnell