Nic and Chris moved to Ashford in 2008 when they planted Ashford Vineyard. Chris is employed full-time for Ashford Vineyard, and Nic is employed part-time. Nic is a Speech and Language Therapist the other half of her time! They live with their 2 young girls and their energetic dog, Lola. Chris has one grown-up daughter in Essex too!
Chris is employed as Pastor at Ashford Vineyard. He also oversees the Circles side of Ashford Vineyard. He is married to Vicki, they moved to Ashford in 2014 from Reading. Chris loves to cook, and hospitality is at the very heart of them as a couple.
Vicki is the Compassion Cluster Leader and oversees the compassion projects at Ashford Vineyard. She is a full-time social worker and has a massive heart for seeing people loved, restored and being given the opportunity to thrive. She was born and bred in Ashford and after some time away, moved back with her husband Chris, in 2014. Vicki loves the beach and being outdoors and between them, Vicki and Chris love welcoming people into their home for food, drink & doing real life together.
Liz is employed part-time as the Office Administrator and is integral to the running of all of the admin teams within Ashford Vineyard. She was born in London but has lived in Ashford for most of her life. She is married to Alan and has 3 grown-up children, a daughter-in-law, a granddaughter and a fluffy pooch called Theo. She is an avid Arsenal supporter!
Josh moved to Ashford in 2019 with his wife, Kat and they have two young children who keep them pretty busy! Along with leading all things ‘gathering’ at Ashford Vineyard, Josh is Head of Coffee at Patisserie Valerie and is passionate about his beans!
Kat, with her husband Josh and their two children, moved to Ashford in 2019. As well as leading the Gathering Cluster with Josh, Kat is a part time vocal coach/singing teacher and heads up the worship at Ashford Vineyard. She loves to get out in the countryside and go for walks and writes songs too!
Chrissie has bags of experience of working with kids and she brings all this to the table in leading AV Kids! She joined the team in February 2020, having been at Ashford Vineyard for many years. She is married to Ethan and has two wonderful children who she is often chasing after! Chrissie also hates having her photo taken!
James is our AV Youth Cluster Leader. He is passionate about young people and is always striving to help them to achieve the best version of themselves possible. He loves to sing and is a big part of the men’s section in Ashford Sings! He was born and raised in Ashford and is married to Sara and they have 2 young children.
Rachel is employed part-time as The Warehouse’s Site Manager. She keeps the building ticking over, and is a dab hand with a screwdriver. She and her partner Pete have 2 young sons. She loves park run and is passionate about singing, she is a proud member of Ashford Sings!