Our Leadership Team
Steph has been a part of EBC since the mid 70’s. She started working for the church as a Pastoral Assistant over 20 years ago and is now ordained and the part time minister; working alongside Simon Lace our Team Leader. Steph also leads our Elders team and has responsibility for overseeing our 'Life Groups' and pastoral care at EBC. At home she, enjoys gardening and loves to play in the church ukulele band. She is married to Don and has two grown up sons - Lewis and Liam.
Simon has been a part of EBC for many years. A Sports Science graduate and lifelong fitness enthusiast, Simon managed health clubs for about 20 years. He still likes to dabble in weight training and cycling, alongside other hobbies which include playing the guitar and fish keeping. Joining our staff team in 2009, Simon initially lead our Senior Ministry before becoming Ministry Director in 2015, continuing to lead our Seniors work whilst also providing line-management to our Youth and Children's Ministries, Refresh Cafe and EBC Storehouse. In 2017, Simon was asked by the church to take on overall leadership of our church, working alongside our Minister, Steph Littlejohn. Simon is married to Claire and they have two children - Samson and Harry.
Peter has been at EBC since he was a child. He and his wife Janet have served in the church in all sorts of different ways over the years. Now retired, he worked for 40 years at the Transport Research Laboratory in Crowthorne, becoming a world expert on road surfaces. He is one of our Elders; preaches; regularly plays piano and guitar in the band on Sunday mornings and at Songs of Praise; and is also part of the team leading the Thursday Service. He loves anything to do with railways. He is married to Janet, has 3 grown-up children and 7 grand-children.
Janet came to EBC as a teenager and has always been active in serving in the church. She taught at Birch Hill School for twelve years followed by an equal number working part-time at Quench Christian Bookshop. She is now retired. Currently at EBC she is a member of the Leadership Team, part of the Worship Team, leads a Life Group and helps out at Refresh. Married to Peter they have three grown up children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys pottering in the garden, reading, knitting and trying to keep fit.
Rob has also been at EBC for many years. He took early retirement a few years ago having been a Senior Manager with ICI. As well as being on our Leadership Team, Rob is also our Church Treasurer and a part of our Elders Team. He is on our preaching team and is often seen conducting interviews at our Songs of Praise service. Rob has two grown up chlidren and three grandchildren.
Eileen has also been a part of EBC for many years. Eileen also works as our Church Administrator overseeing all the administrative aspects of the life of EBC. She also oversees our caretakers and all the work that goes into letting our building to external organisations. She runs her own catering business. Eileen is married to Neil and has three grown up children , 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild!
Chris is married to Carole and they have three grown up children – Matthew, Claire and Rachel and 9 grandchildren! Chris has been at EBC since 1969. He enjoys looking after his grandchildren, playing golf, walking, jogging, gardening and travelling.
Stephen has been at EBC since around 2001. He works for a training company in Reading training people to become accountants. He likes all things sporty and is particularly keen on cricket, football and golf. He is married to Sarah and has three boys – Matthew, Thomas and James.
Tosin has been part of EBC since 2011 and was elected to the leadership team in 2016. He enjoys serving on the sounddesk and can be seen regularly clearing up chairs with the clear-up team. He is a telecoms professional and an avid sports fan especially football, tennis and F1. He is married to Shade and both are blessed with two children - Tami and Timi.
Pete has been part of EBC since 2009 and joined the leadership team in 2016. He serves as part of the audio visual and the set-up & clear-up team. Pete is a Software Project/Programme Manager currently working in the Telecoms industry and is passionate about most things mechanical. Car mechanics has been a natural outlet since he was 14 years old and is currently involved in building a kit car. He is married to Joanne and has two children - Nathan and Oliver.
Philippa has been a part of EBC since 2009. She enjoys being part of the worship band and creative arts team within the church and can often be found singing or being dramatic. For her day job, she is a teacher in a local primary school. She is the proud mother of three children - Tom, James and Georgia.