We currently have 4 members, who have been elected to serve for 3 years, with the opportunity for re-election for a further 3 years.  Elders, along with the Pastors are responsible for the church's spiritual and pastoral needs. 

Additionally Elders work with Deacons as they oversee individual ministries and teams.

Colin Hutt

Colin has special responsibility for Finance and Property.

Colin came to a personal faith in Jesus Christ during his teens and has been involved with Union Baptist for over 40 years.

Now retired from a career in Management in various industries including Aviation, electronics, veneering and  general engineering  . 



Lynn Manktelow

Lynn is married to Ian and they have 3 grown-up children, along with a mad cocker spaniel!   Lynn was appointed to the role of elder in May 2014 after serving twice previously as a deacon.  Currently she oversees our discipleship and missions ministries. 

During the week she works in a local primary school giving support to children with special needs, which she loves and along with Ian has overseen the rota of volunteers who support our children with additional needs to play an active and full part in church services.



Chris Croft

Chris is married to Anthony and they have four grown-up sons together. They have both served on the Church leadership previously and host the Young Adults (20s - 30s) house group on a Tuesday evening.

Chris has a special responsibilty for Childrens and Young People's work and serves as a leader of one of the young people's groups on a Sunday morning.

As a busy nurse practicioner in local doctors surgery Chris enjoys time unwinding playing hockey, walking and spending time with her family.


Roger Pantridge

Roger and his wife Judy have been attending Union for many years, raising their two daughters, and are enthusiastic and friendly members of our community. Having recently retired, Roger now no longer teaches so can use his skills, time and passion in serving as an elder.