Our Team

Karen – Church Ministries Coordinator

Karen is responsible for the administration of the church office including the upkeep of registers and databases as well as being gifted in graphic design and the first port of call when contacting BBC.

Karen will answer or direct any enquiry to its correct destination so as to ensure smooth running of the church.  Feel free to make contact with her by email, by telephone or in person at the church office.

 


Phil Palmer – Minister, Charity Chairman and Leadership Team Member

Phil joined Beverley Baptist Church in June 2015.  He works part-time as Minister for the church alongside studying at St Barnabas Theological Centre in Sheffield.  Phil is married and he has two young children.

Phil is available for a chat by emailing phil.palmer@beverleybaptist.com.  Follow him on Twitter @philinthemiddle or view his blog at philinthemiddle.wordpress.com.

 

Sarah Harman – Leadership Team Member

Sarah has been at BBC for 7 years, she is involved in leading Sunday School and helping to run parent/toddler groups in the school holidays.

Sarah is a dentist for the Community Dental Service, providing dental care for children with special needs.  She enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends, she is married and has two young children.

 

John Sykes – Leadership Team Member

John is now enjoying retirement having moved to Beverley to work as a Clinical Statistician for a Hull-based pharmaceutical company.   He became a Christian in his late teens and he and his wife have been involved in several different churches in the places in which they have lived over the years.

With three grown-up children and four grand-children, John enjoys hill and coast walks, classical music and being with the family.

 

Steph Tongeman – Charity Secretary and Leadership Team Member

Steph has recently changed her career path and is studying a theological course at St Barnabas Theological Centre in Sheffield amidst helping in local schools and working in the family’s software development business.

A keen runner, cyclist and a keeper of snakes, Steph is married and she has two teenage daughters.

 

Chris Peach – Chrity Treasurer and Leadership Team Member

Chris has been a Christian since 1992 and a member of Beverley Baptist Church since that date.  He moved from the midlands to this community a little while before that to pursue his career as a Town Planner for the local authorities.

A keen runner, cyclist, the church’s resident roadie and our principle sound guy, Chris is married and he has two teenage daughters.

 

Stephen Newton – Leadership Team Member

Stephen has been at BBC for nearly 15 years.  He is married, has two young children and he enjoys reading and travelling.

A qualified teacher, researcher and now an IT trainer and consultant, Stephen ensures BBC’s IT and administrative needs are met, that processes are devised for our activities and he is keen to promote the continued development of the fellowship.