Our Team


We have a wonderful team of staff, leaders, serving teams, trustees and others all working together to see God’s church being built and His kingdom extended. Each one is responsible for different aspects of church life and they would love to hear from you.

Neil Woodward (On Sabbatical)
Senior Pastor

Kate Woodward (On Sabbatical)
Senior Pastor + Women’s Ministry

Manny Garcia
Children, Worship + Families Pastor + Safeguarding Coordinator

Alex Grimaldi
Youth + Community Outreach Pastor

Helen Kite
Finance Director

Ella Read
Women’s + Teams Pastor + Deputy Safeguarding Coordinator

Hannah Rich
Media + Communication

Allan Silva
Operations Pastor

Sarah Williams
Pastoral Assistant

Serving Teams

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None of the very many things that happen across SWLV would be possible without the amazing teams of faithful people who give of their time, energy, and money to serve both the church and the local community. We are so incredibly grateful to each and every one of you. And to you all we say a deep and heartfelt, ‘Thank you!’ We really couldn’t do any of it without you.


We are extremely blessed to have such an outstanding Board of Trustees helping us to lead and grow the church.

The contribution of the Trustees, especially over the past couple of years, has been invaluable and we are so grateful to the Lord for their wise counsel and support. The Trustees meet regularly to discuss a wide range of subjects relating to the church and we would be grateful if you would join with us as we pray for them.