Who’s who in the Leadership Team

The Leadership Team

Team Leaders

Peter Smee

Peter Smee (Elder) Hello, my name is Peter Smee (most people call me Pete). I am an Leader at the church, that doesn’t just mean that I am old! My role is to help and support our minister and the rest of the team in spiritual decision making and running of the church and helping to look after the fellowship.

I am happily married to Hazel and we have worshipped at the church since 1985 with our two daughters, who are now both married. We love being grandparents (doesn’t time fly). I am an electrician and work in and around the local area. I enjoy opportunities to have the occasional round of golf and windsurf or sail on the crouch. Take a look around the website and find out more about the church and I hope to meet you and get to know you soon. Pete.

Phil Wicks (Fabric)

Phil Wicks (Fabric) Hello, my name is Phil Wicks and I have lived in South Woodham with my wife Rosemary for over thirty years where we have been members of the Church all of this time. We have three children, all now grown up, who attended the local schools. I’m a Civil Engineer and have spent my working life involved in building projects around the region. We currently look after the Fabric of the Church, which doesn’t mean the curtains (although it could if we had any)! We ensure that the building is maintained and repaired and cleaned for the use and enjoyment of the various organisations and members that use it.

Margaret Martin (Pastoral Care)

PMargaret Martin (Pastoral Care) Hello, I’m Margaret Martin and I have recently taken on the role of Pastoral Care Team leader. I grew up attending a Methodist Church Sunday School where, even as a young child, I recognised that some of our leaders seemed to have a real relationship with God. Through church and school assemblies, (a real act of worship in those distant days) and through the quiet witness of my mother and grandmother, I gradually came to faith in Jesus.

However, it wasn’t until my mid thirties that my faith developed more deeply. A book by Michael Green called ‘New Life, New Lifestyle’ had a huge impact and I knew that God was drawing me closer to Himself. Then at Easter, as I was singing the hymn ‘As I survey the wondrous cross’ I knew beyond doubt that Jesus was alive and knew and loved and cared about every detail of my life.

The rest, as they say, is history. My priorities changed. Wanting to share this good news with others led to my becoming a Methodist local preacher, being part of the pastoral team in my local church and eventually having pastoral charge of a small church in the Channel Islands. Alongside all of this, I have been a primary school teacher and a wife, a mum and a grandmother. In every situation, I know that God has used my faith to bring others closer to Him.

Now recently retired, I am privileged to have been asked to take on this new role at SWEC. My faith is central to my whole being and so I pray that with God’s help, and with the help of the other team members, I may continue to serve Him and his people. Yes, I bring to the task many years of life experience, but without Him, I can do nothing. Relationship is everything, between us and God and between us and each other. What an exciting prospect!

Contact Info

South Woodham Evangelical Church
85 Hullbridge Road
South Woodham Ferrers
Essex CM3 5LJ
Tel: 07375 936840

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