Woodside is a church run by volunteers
and supported by a staff team.
Here are some of the faces you might want to know.

Elder

David Devenish

As well as serving on the Eldership team at Woodside, David has an international apostolic role within NewFrontiers. David is also a prolific author. David is now retired but has worked for the British government, in international banking, and in Church leadership. David is married to Scilla and they have four grown up children.

Elder

Enson Thomas

Enson has worked as a Respiratory Consultant for many years while serving voluntarily as an elder at Woodside Church where he is appreciated for his pastoral and evangelistic giftings. He is married to Sunu and they have three adult children and two grandchildren.

Elder

Hudson Ebenezer

Hudson is married to Vidya and together they have two children. Hudson has been an Elder at Woodside for many years and has joined our staff team as the Pastor with oversight of our Great Denham meetings.

Elder

Martin Tibbert

Martin is Lead Elder at Woodside Church and oversees our Sunday meetings at our Putnoe building. Martin has helped plant a number of churches and seen Woodside grow into a thriving multi-site church. He is married to Dawn who is a Specialist Nurse, and they have two grown-up daughters.

Elder

Richard Clements

Richard became an Elder for Woodside in 2019. He is also on the Woodside staff team as a Pastor with oversight of our community outreach work which operates under the umbrella of Project41. Rich is married to Gaynor who also works for Project41. They have 4 grown up children and 14 grandchildren.

Elder

Tim Green

Tim has been a senior staff member and elder at Woodside Church for many years. Tim has a passion for seeing the next generation of leaders raised up. He is married to Cathryn and they have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Staff Member

Abi Stapleton

Abi is our Communications Assistant. She joined the Woodside team in 2022. Abi attends Open Door Church in St Neots and also runs her own product photography business.

Staff Member

Anna Whelan

Anna is our Communications Officer. She joined the Woodside team in late 2017 and alongside working for Woodside she also runs her own media representation company.

Staff Member

Candy Crowe

Candy provides Administrative Assistance to both our Great Denham meetings and our Operations team. Candy and her husband Steve have been part of the Woodside Church family for many years and are members of our Great Denham community.

Staff Member

Cath Cameron

Cath launched Linking Lives Bedford as part of Woodside Church in 2020. As our Befriender Service Co-ordinator she has managed the amazing task of connecting isolated people into community, despite a global pandemic!

Staff Member

David Lowe

Dave joined the team in 2021 to take on the role of Project 41 and Safeguarding Administrative Assistant. Dave's role means that he has a vast knowledge of all the teams within Woodside and especially how we serve our local community.

Staff Member

Debbie Tooth

Debbie joined the staff team at Woodside Church in 2019 as the Senior Operations Manager. Debbie is also a member of our Senior Management Team.

Staff Member

Gary Smith

Gary is our Buildings and Facilities Coordinator. Gary and his wife Christine have raised four children in Woodside Church and served in almost every area.

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Gerry Bentley

Gerry is the Administrative Assistant for our Befriending service. Together with Cath she works hard to bring those in Bedford experiencing isolation into community.

Staff Member

Lois Moore

Lois joined us in 2021 as our Children’s Work Manager and Putnoe Site Administrator. Lois is highly qualified & has a deep love for the local church.

Staff Member

Luke Clements

Having previously launched our Project 41 community outreach program, Luke now serves on the staff team as a Pastor with a focus on engaging our young families. Alongside this, he also has a part time job working with vulnerable young people.

Staff Member

Ollie Hearn

Ollie grew up as a member of Woodside youth before volunteering for several years as a part of the team. In 2021 he joined the staff team as our Youth Pastor.

Staff Member

Samuel Luak

Samuel is our Project 41 Manager. He joined the Woodside Team in 2022. Samuel, his wife Theresa and children are part of the Woodside Church family. Samuel brings vision and leadership to our work in the local community, through Project 41.

Staff Member

Sue Dicks

Sue is strategically gifted and works as the PA to David Devenish. She has been a part of David's apostolic team for many years. Sue has been a key part of various Woodside teams over the years.

Staff Member

Vikki Bentley

Vikki works as a part of our Project41 team in the role of PlayPeople Coordinator. Vikki attended our weekly baby and toddler group with her own children before taking the reins in 2021.

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