The Church Leadership
Rev Mandy Rhodes
Rev Amanda (Mandy) Rhodes became the Pastor here in September 2019, after being the Associate Minister at Dorchester Baptist Church, Dorset. She has a passion for God’s word and sharing the love of God with people of all ages. She is married to Lee and they have two children, one at University in Cheltenham and one at Salford University. She likes cake.
Julian Shackleton joined the leadership team in 2019. He is actively involved in both community and church activities. He is a bit of a fitness fanatic and regularly visits his local gym and swimming pool. He and his wife have a love of the outdoors and enjoy fell walking in both the Snowdonia and Lake District national parks. He also very much enjoys spending time with his family including two young grandsons.
Although not a trustee, Malcolm has taken on the role of church treasurer, working alongside our church secretary (Julian), and our finance team.
Malcolm took up this position in March 2022.
Maggie was elected onto the deaconate in August 2021.
After spending many rewarding years teaching primary school children, both in multi-racial schools in inner city Birmingham and also at the Children’s Hospital, Maggie has now retired. She married
Robert in 2018 and moved to Stratford-Upon-Avon. She is keen that Stratford Baptist Church works towards becoming an eco-Church and she also oversees Prayer. She enjoys gardening, walking, the
theatre and meeting up with family and friends.
Colin and his wife Fran moved to Stratford upon Avon in 2019 having served for 10 years as the Pastor of an Evangelical Church in Surrey. They have been involved in Christian ministry for over 40 years and are delighted to be able to bring something of their experience to SBC. They have two daughters and two grandchildren. Their daughter Naomi is serving the Lord in Zambia while the rest of their family live in Stratford and attend Holy Trinity Church.
Colin’s interests are photography, drawing and arts and crafts in general. He likes singing, and trying his hand at a few musical instruments. He likes American Gospel and Country music. Spending time with family. Oh, and most things Disney.
Matt was elected onto the deaconate in August 2021. He is a Chartered Surveyor and an Associate at a firm providing commercial services to the construction, rail, utilities and nuclear sectors. In his spare time Matt enjoys landscape photography, Lego, DIY and a good BBQ. He is married to Mary and they both enjoy visiting family, walking and exploring new places, including visiting National Trust properties. Matt & Mary oversee IT, Media and Communications within church.