Revd Mark Clay - Regional Team Leader
Before being appointed as the EMBA Team Leader in 2016, Mark served for 23 years as Senior Pastor at Whetstone Baptist Church in Leicester.
He is married to Karen, has two grown up children and a growing number of grandchildren who he loves to spoil whenever he gets the chance!
Mark is a lifelong Leeds United supporter, but his main passion is to see people come into a living relationship with Jesus Christ and to see churches grow and flourish. He enjoys cooking, eating out and holidays in sunny places!
13/11/23 Mark is on sick leave until early 2024 so please contact another member of the team
Email Mark or phone 07975 863 772
Revd Mike Fegredo - Regional Minister
Mike 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 served full time as a Regional Minister since 2012.
He has a passion for mission and spirituality. He is married to Sarah, also a Baptist Minister, and they have two grown up children. Mike loves walking in wild places and is most at home in the mountains.
Email Mike or phone 07972 350 242
Revd Dr Nick Ashton - Regional Minister
Before training as a Baptist Minister, Nick studied medical microbiology at Surrey University. He began to explore his call to ministry at Guildford Baptist church and studied theology, church planting and evangelism at Spurgeon’s College.
He has been the minister at Cove Baptist Church (Hampshire) and Melton Mowbray (Leicestershire). He has a doctorate from 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 at Melton, he joined the EMBA in September 2018 as a Regional Minister.
Email Nick or phone 07399 660 047
Revd Pete Leveson - Regional Minister
Pete will be relocating to the East Midlands to begin the role of Regional Minister in early February 2024, allowing a period of handover with Revd Mike Fegredo before he retires at the end of March 2024.
Pete will be a full time generalist Regional Minister with specific responsibility for leadership development across the region. Pete will take on pastoral responsibility for those churches currently overseen by Revd Mike Fegredo; churches in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and North Lincolnshire.
Revd Pete Leveson has been involved in Christian Ministry for over 25 years, working in local, area-wide and regional roles.
Since 2010 Pete has served as Minister of South Norwood Baptist Church, a multi-cultural congregation in South London. Prior this, Pete was part of the London Baptist Association Regional Team, serving as Youth Work Coordinator from 2000.
Pete has also worked in youth work and ministry in various settings, including helping to establish a Borough-wide ministry in Ealing, West London.
Pete has an MA in Leadership, Renewal and Mission and has a passion to help churches be all that God has called them to be.
Pete is married to Suzie, an HR consultant and Life Coach.
Mr Kenny Henry - EMBA Safeguarding Lead
Kenny grew up in Glasgow and after completing his Engineering Apprenticeship moved to Loughborough where he obtained his degree in Production and Design Engineering. Upon graduation Kenny joined the police and served in various roles before completing his 30 years service in July 2023.
He is a Glasgow Rangers fan, a Scout Leader, and has recently taken up fly fishing.
Kenny worships at Shepshed Baptist Church with his wife Annette where he is Church Secretary, and has three grown up children.
Kenny is the first dedicated Safeguarding Lead employed by EMBA. Kenny is employed on a part-time basis and his normal working hours are as follows:
Wednesday 1pm -5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Kenny begins his new role as from Monday 06 November 2023.
Email Kenny or phone 07498 189 205
Mrs Becky Nicholls - Administrative Lead/PA to RTL
Becky grew up in Lancashire, moving to Nottingham after completing a psychology degree at York University. She is married to Matt and they have two primary-aged children.
Becky is company secretary for the EMBA and East Midland Baptist Trust Company (EMBTC), and also PA to the Regional Team Leader.
Email Becky or phone 07763 401 793
Mrs Gill McNab - Administrative Assistant
Gill grew up in South London and lived for many years in Buckinghamshire before moving to Leicestershire in 2021.
She is married with three grown up sons. In her spare time Gill likes to visit historic houses with gardens and enjoys working in her own small garden.
Gill joined the EMBA team in June 2022 and her main areas of respnsibility are maintianing the smooth running of the EMBA office, MRC and NAMS administration, administration of Rooted events and Re:Imagine and the maintenance of the EMBA database.
Email Gill or phone 07483 119 627