Staff Team

The Regional Ministers have responsibility for ministerial settlement and pastoral care of Ministers and Churches. They also work with churches to look at future development, strategy and their vision for mission.

left to right:

Cathy ( Administrator) Mark ( Team Leader) Nick Ashton ( Regional Minister)

Becky ( Admin Support) Mike Fegredo ( Regional Minister)

Regional Ministers


Revd Mark Clay is our EMBA Team leader. Mark was Lead Pastor at Whetstone Baptist Church in Leicester before his appointment as RTL in September 2016.







Revd Mike Fegredo worked with Lindsay Park Baptist Church, Altrincham Baptist Church and in student ministry before taking up the pastorate of Ruddington Baptist Church, where he served for 18 years. He has a passion for mission and spirituality. He is married to Sarah, a Baptist Youth Pastor, and they have two teenage children. Mike loves the wild places of the world, especially the mountains.





Rev Dr Nick Ashton before training as a Baptist Minister  studied as a medical microbiologist at the University of Surrey, Guildford. In the mid 90s he started to work at Guildford Baptist Church and was part of the leadership of one of its church plants. During this time he began to explore his call to Baptist ministry. In 1997 he studied theology, church planting and evangelism at Spurgeon’s College, London, and part-way through the course became the student minister at Cove Baptist Church, Farnborough, Hampshire. After completing Spurgeon’s, he embarked on a Master of Theology degree, via London School of Theology, exploring issues of conversion in introductory faith courses, whilst continuing as the full-time minister at Cove.  In September 2005 he moved to Melton Mowbray after accepting an invitation to be the minister there. In 2015, Nick completed, and was awarded, a Doctor of Philosophy degree, again via London School of Theology, exploring Baptist theology and ecclesiology in contemporary culture. He is passionate about the church rediscovering who it is and what it is for. After 13 years of ministry at Melton Mowbray, in September 2018, Nick joined the East Midland Baptist Association as a Regional Minister.