Following what we read in the New Testament, we believe that local churches are responsible for their own government through the leadership of team of elders. The elders lead, oversee, and care for the church. Wellspring Family Church currently has four elders: Jon Beardon, Simon Stephenson, Phil Eggleton and Pete Collinson.
Simon and Pauline have ministered in the Church of England since 1976, and most recently at Hingham and HMP Wayland.
They moved to Dereham in March 2005 and became members of Wellspring Family Church.
Phil lives in Dereham with his wife Lucy and three girls; Maddie, Amelia and Evie. He works for a cabinet makers in Fakenham and enjoys walks along the coast followed by pub lunches next to a roaring fire.
Jon and Nicky and their children have lived in Dereham since 2001. Before that they lived in Holt, Norfolk and were part of The Vine Family Church from which they were sent to plant Wellspring Family Church in Dereham.
Pete lives in Dereham with his wife, Hannah, and children, Elaine and James. Pete teaches English at a local high school and, in his spare time, enjoys football, cricket, studying history and eating good food