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Staff Directory

About Our Leaders

Woodlands is led by a team of elders, some of which are staff members. More information on the current elders can be found below.

Church Office:
Phone: 01332-551336
Email: church-admin@hotmail.co.uk

Elder

David Ashman | Elder | |
David joined the church in 2005 and is from Australia. He is a head of faculty at a large secondary school in Derby.  He is married to Julie and they have 3 school-age children.
George Case | Elder | |
In the 1980s George Case and his wife Ros moved from Somerset to Derbyshire in connection with George's employment.
Jon Butler | Elder | |
Jon is married to Liz and has two sons. They’ve been a part of Woodlands since 2003 and he joined the eldership in 2013.  Jon is a partner in a company of lawyers in the city.
Mark Loweth | Elder | |
Mark and his wife Pam were mission partners sent out by Woodlands to Central Asia until 2011.  Mark joined the eldership in 2013 and together he and Pam lead a 2:42 group.
Steve Adam | Elder | |
Steve and his wife Jenny joined Woodlands in 1999 when work with Rolls Royce brought him to the city.

Pastor

Phil Butcher | Pastor | |
Phil is one of the full-time pastors. He joined Woodlands in 2008 having led Baptist Churches for the previous 11 years. He is married to Briony and has two teenage sons.
Thiago Holanda | Youth Pastor | |
Thiago is our Youth Pastor and is heavily involved with all things to do with discipling and encouraging 11-18 year-olds to know and love the triune God.
Tim Gunn | Pastor | |
Tim and his wife Philippa joined Woodlands in the late 1980s and has been a full-time pastor with the church since 1991. They have 3 grown-up children and 3 grandchildren.