Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
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Paul Smith  - Pastor   Ramona Chenery - Safeguarding & Deacon for Children and Youth Work
Paul has been our pastor since 2012. He is married to Emma and together they have four children. Paul came to faith in 2008 and he and his family arrived at  WBC in 2009.
He has studied the Equipped to Minister course at Spurgeons College London and is currently studying for an FDA in Theology, Mission and Evangelism with the Light Project through Chester University.
He enjoys reading, sports and above all spending quality time with his family. Together they enjoy simply sharing meals, watching films and exploring the local area.
Paul is a passionate preacher who always looks to connect faith and biblical teaching to our daily lives in ways that are understood, practical and bring transformation.
Paul and Emma are both very passionate about reaching out to others with the love of Jesus, and engaging with people whatever their understanding of faith or background maybe. 
  I’m Ramona, in February 2014 my youngest daughter and I visited Wymondham Baptist Church and never looked back. We were made to feel so welcome and I quickly found my feet surrounded by the love and support of our fellowship.

In March 2015 I was privileged to receive a full immersion baptism here at WBC.
I am proud to work with the youth ministry, I find I learn as much from the children and their love of God as I share most weeks. It is a privilege to help them develop their own individual relationship with our living God. 
I look forward to meeting you at WBC where I hope you will feel as at home as we do. Should you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to talk to any of our leadership team who are here to serve. 
In May 2020 the Leadership Team appointed me as the second Designated Safeguarding Officer for WBC. 

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Victor Fromm - Deacon for Administration and Governance   Gill Price - Deacon for Pastoral Work and Prayer
Victor has been worshiping at WBC since 2001, when he and his family moved up to Norfolk from Kent. Victor and his wife Alison have two children both of whom have grown up, got married and set up home, one in Grantham and the other more locally.

Victor and Alison are committed to supporting WBC and helping its congregation to grow, flourish and develop in their Christian faith. They have undertaken various roles during their time at WBC. Currently Victor is a deacon and helps with Youth Work, whilst Alison volunteers twice a week at Roots Community Café, as well as being the café treasurer.

Victor is a keen archer and shoots at Wymondham Archery Club and can also be seen on occasions running around the town.
  I moved to Wymondham with my family from North London in 2002. We joined WBC and quickly became involved in the life of the Church.
I became a deacon in 2017. I have a passion for pastoral care and prayer ministry and take lead on both of these church ministries. 
I am part of the driving team behind Roots Community Cafe and volunteer twice a week when we are open, you will generally find me behind the counter ready to serve!
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David Roberts - Deacon for Communications   Vic Wright - Treasurer & Deacon for Buildings, Equipment & Garden
I am a family man and live with my wife Ann and our children. We have lived in Wymondham since 2004. 

We first met in 2003 as two single parents in Hingham and have been together since.  We both love the environment at WBC where children can be seen and heard and often are.  The church family is very supportive especially when we had dreadful news about our youngest daughter, and through that family we have overcome ours fears and grown our strength and Faith.

I came to know Jesus at 8 years old in South Birmingham and was baptised  7 years ago.  I became  a deacon towards the end of 2019 and am proud and honoured to be part of the leadership team and the future of WBC. You can often find me running the AV Desk or the live feeds on Zoom on a Sunday or helping out where possible.  
  I am a family man and am really supported by Mary, my wife for 48 years. We have a daughter who lives in Croydon in South London with two children (where I was born and brought up) and a son who married an American girl and now lives in Florida with nine adopted children. I have an identical twin brother, a half-brother, sister and adopted sister.
Mary and I moved to Norfolk some seventeen years ago and have been worshiping at Wymondham Baptist Church for the last five years and I became a Deacon three years ago. What we love about our church is that it is a church not standing still. We believe that the church is on a challenging and exciting journey yet has a loving and caring side. Please come and experience our fellowship and the teaching we receive.
I am a baptised Christian, have been challenged in my own life to seek where my Christian life is and what true discipleship is about. I head up the Treasury Team, like to be ‘hands on’ and enjoy various activities and am always ready to have a chat and share time with you. If you want a church that’s on the move, come along.
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Emma Smith - Designated Safeguarding Officer    
Emma is married to our Pastor Paul, together they have four children. She is the project Director for our main outreach, Roots Community Cafe. Emma now works solely for the Church but prior to this was employed at Wicklewood Primary School as a Learning Support Assistant both general and 1-1, whilst there she completed her NPECTs and went on to teach PE. Emma has always had a heart for caring for others and ran a successful childminding business with her sister for many years whilst her own children were young. It is through her previous work that she gained her initial experience in safeguarding. Emma is one of the youth team here at WBC and leads both on a Sunday morning and at our Friday night youth group. 
We appointed Emma as Designated Safeguarding Officer in 2016, she completed the Baptist Union training, level 3. Her role is to ensure that our policies and procedures are kept up to date and Emma is responsible for keeping records, promoting good safeguarding practice across the church and acts as a link between the church and other agencies.
She is committed to excellence in safeguarding and is able to remain calm under pressure and work well with others.

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