The Leadership

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


Senior Pastor – Adam Venables
Adam, with his wife, Vanessa, and daughter, Anaya, moved to Ashbourne in April 2018 from Gateway Elim Church to take on the leadership of Ashbourne Elim. Both Adam & Vanessa have a heart to see God’s Church grow closer to Him and be empowered to do His work as He calls us.

Youth Worker – Kris Forster


The eldership is made up of the following members:

  • Mark Longson
  • Philip McIlroy
  • Sheila Stafford
  • Paul Steele

Key Leaders

The key leaders team is made up  of those who lead key ministries in the church:

  • Stuart Cadamy – Men’s Ministry
  • Kris Forster – Youth
  • Dave Garratt – Reaching Out
  • Vickie Longson – Children
  • Saranna Mansfield – Sung Worship
  • Francis Stickland – Reaching Together (Connect Groups)
  • Sally Stickland – Admin
  • Louise Tedds – Treasurer
  • Adam Venables – Pastor
  • Vanessa Venables – Ladies Ministry & Prayer
  • Brian Wallis – Encore (over 60s)


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