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Stan King - Pastor

Stan has recently commenced serving as pastor at VEC. He and his wife, Becky, moved to Sevenoaks in February of 2015. They had previously lived in East Anglia where they managed a retreat house.  They originate from Canada where their 4 children, daughter in law, son in law, and 8 grandchildren reside.  Stan was called to the pastorate after working as a lawyer for many years.  He has served as a pastor of a long established church, and was the founding pastor of a church plant.  If he is not working, Stan likes to join Becky in jogging, golfing or reading.  If Becky is not available, he can be found happily working in the garden.


Phil Wiles - Elder

Phil and his wife Jan have been at VEC since 1990. They have four adult children who have grown up through the church family. Leadership has at various times encompassed home groups, music and now a second period of eldership. Phil has been working in the third sector for 35 years, including 10 years on the home staff of OMF International. The past 15 years have been with the RAF Benevolent Fund where he is a Welfare Manager. Outside of work, music and sport interest compete for time with family commitments.


Chris Stiven - Elder

After a career in banking, during which he lived for 16 years in Japan and the Americas (North, South and Central) Chris has been actively retired since 2002. He and his wife Sally have been coming to VEC since 1999. They have two grown-up children and five grandchildren. Chris enjoys learning, helping others to learn, extending hospitality, and playing golf.


Max Sinclair - Elder

Max Sinclair is an Elder at our church. He is a former chartered accountant who was paralysed in a car accident but made a substantial recovery and walked out of Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Max and his wife Sue, a former teacher, are now in demand speaking at seminars and conferences on such issues as relationships and parenting and family life. They also teach the bible and share their experiences of handling life’s crisis’. They have three grown up children and six grandchildren, enjoy the countryside and love animals. Max is an author of four books, enjoys reading, watching tennis and golf and accompanying Sue on long walks in the countryside and by the sea.


Pauline Knight

A Scots girl living in Aberdeen,meets an Englishman from Hertfordshire in the middle of Africa,marries him and settles in Sevenoaks ! Pauline along with her husband and two daughters have been attending V.E.C. since 1993.

Apart from working at a local school Pauline is a volunteer at a child contact centre and oversees the meals ministry at church. She loves to meet and greet new people who visit V.E.C ...see you there!


Guy Knight - Administrator

Guy moved to Sevenoaks with his wife shortly after being married, and they have attended VEC since 1993. They have two children. Several years ago Guy stopped commuting after 36 years. Now he works as a part time administrator for VEC alongside other work such as financial management for local companies. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, music, sport and making jam.


Sally Stiven - Serving & Gifts Coordinator

Sally has attended this church with her husband since 1999. Her role is to enable people to find the area of service which suits them best, and to try to get everyone involved in some form of ministry. She also leads ladies’ Bible studies. Outside of helping with the church she enjoys playing golf and racquetball, running a Child Contact Centre, and being grandma to five beautiful grandchildren.


Alistair Mitchell - Children's Coordinator

I have been involved in Children's Work for 25 years now, having run a variety of clubs, events and productions in that time. Seeing children grasp the gospel and go on to grow in Jesus is the best thing out there! Drama, craft, puppets, prayer, music, games, video, quizzes, adventure trips, camps are all part of a lively mix of fun, friendship and family that is so important in a healthy church life. Come and see for yourselves!


Hester Fletcher

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