Leadership Team

The leadership at Ashbourne Elim consists of our senior pastor, elected elders and a key leaders team.


Senior Pastor – Adam Venables

Adam moved here with his wife, Vanessa and their daughter in 2018. After his theology degree Adam spent 5 years serving in a Church in Yate, near Bristol. He is now the Senior Pastor here at Ashbourne Elim and is passionate about telling the good news of Jesus. He is nearly just as passionate about Liverpool Football Club but please don’t hold that against him.

To contact Adam – email adam@ashbourneelim.church

Assistant Pastor – Vanessa Venables

Vanessa is the assistant pastor here at Ashbourne Elim and is applying to do her ministerial training in Elim. After gaining her degree at Theological College she has spent the last 7 years in administration, educational and social work roles. Her passion is to see all generations in church grow in their relationship with God and one another. She loves nothing more than family time and reading five books at a time… but not actually finishing any.

To contact Vanessa – email vanessa@ashbourneelim.church


The eldership are a group voted on by the members of the Church to work with the Pastors to have spiritual oversight over Ashbourne Elim Church.

  • David Garratt
  • Mark Longson
  • Philip McIlroy

Key Leaders

We have many fantastic leaders who head up ministries within the church, here are just a few that sit on a team we call Key Leaders. The key leaders work together to facilitate the vision and mission of the church. If you want to contact any of our key leaders, please email the office at office@ashbourneelim.church and we will pass on any messages

  • Louise – Treasurer
  • Mike – Community Outreach Worker
  • Sally – Administration Lead and Connect Groups Lead
  • Saranna – Worship Lead
  • Francis – Connect Groups Lead
  • Jan – Encore (Over 60+) Lead
  • Vickie – Kids Church Lead
  • Vanessa – Youth and Prayer Lead
  • Adam – Pastor