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Our Trustees

Purpose of Trustees

To safeguard all people who belong to and connect with STB.

To sustain the short & long term ambitions of STB.

To support the leadership team in fulfilling the vision of STB.


Ben Gardner

Chair of Trustees

Ben is the Leader of STB and chairs the board of trustees. Ben is passionate about people falling more in love with Jesus and making Jesus known.

Claire Rowles

Trustees Secretary

'I am married to Jason and together with our daughters Isabel, Ffion & Eryn we have lived in Grange Park since 2016.  I work in Marketing which takes me up and down to Reading on a weekly basis and means I have a passion for engaging adverts/branding as well as spreadsheets to make sure we are doing it right.  Outside of this I love baking and hosting in equal measure which means I often have to hand a cake and/or glass of wine.  Prior to being a part of STB we attended Emmanuel Church for over 10 years and we had the privilege to be a part of the sending and set up team for STB.  I am passionate about bringing the STB vision to life in everything we do and particularly reaching the community around us through demonstrations of generosity.  As a trustee I would like to think I bring a mixture of my skills and experience in the corporate world to the church setting to challenge and encourage us to think and act differently in how we grow the Kingdom of God.'


Paul Oxborough


I'm Paul I'm married with two grown up teenage children and have worked in Local Government for 20 years. I have been privileged to serve at STB since the beginning and as a trustee since gaining charity status. 
STB have an amazing team of staff and volunteers that work so hard to put whats needed into action so we can all worship, pray, celebrate and serve Him together. I have a passion to support people as best for what's need to grow and succeed as they serve, especially around our young people and families. I love to see what God is doing in Grange Park and pray that we see more and more of Him at work here in the years ahead.

Tim Whitehead


Tim is the Associate Dean for Impact in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Product Design at Aston University. Tim, Chrissy and the family are passionate about community and seeing people come to know Jesus Christ.

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Stephen Adshead


Stephen attends St Mary's Nanpantan and is our 'critical friend'. He is chair of Leicester Diocesan Board of Education and also Chair of Laity for the Diocese of Leicester.

Ben Stockley


Hello, I’m Ben and it’s a privilege to serve you as a church trustee. I’ve just finished a 15-year career as a Chartered Civil Engineer in the British Army and am now working as a project manager in the civilian construction sector. During my time in the military, I have deployed operationally all over the world and had some amazing experiences. I’m married to my wife, Emily and am father to my son, Arthur. When not working I can frequently be found tinkering in the garage on some DIY project or hitting the road in my motorhome to go exploring. Coming back to the estate in 2021 after several years away it was incredible to find a true community has grown from the construction site it was when I left. The heart of that community is undoubtable this Church and the people that make it. I’m very excited to bring my own energy and skill set to the life of the church with the aim of helping it grow and touch more lives.

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