Rediscover Church Leadership

Mark & Nita Pugh (Lead Pastor)

Mark and Nita started leading the River Family in 2013. They believe in people and love inspiring and releasing others to courageously step out into their dreams. 

They have 3 kids and love living in Devon.

Mark is also a member of Elim's National Leadership Team who together, oversee 600+ churches in the UK and Ireland. They've previously led and pastored churches in Birmingham and Derby.


Andrew & Liana Davies (Elder)

Andrew and Liana have served and led in many areas of the church and have been a blessing to many people. They are an incredibly hospitable and generous couple with a great love for people and they bring great insight and strategy to the team. Andrew particularly oversees the worship ministry and Liana is particularly involved in pastoral care.

They have 2 kids and live in Exeter.


Femi Kalejaiye (Operations / StuDent Pastor)

Femi completed his degree at Exeter University in 2016 and was appointed to the team that summer to oversee the operational aspects of the churches ministries. He also oversees the student ministries of the church.

Graham & Diana Bastone (Pastoral Team)

Graham and Diana have been a valuable part of the church for quite a number of years and have been a real blessing to many. Their pastoral care, hospitality and practical work in the church continues to make a significant impact. Diana is also a teacher in Exeter and Graham runs his own construction company.

They have 2 sons and live in Exeter.

Shaun Hornsby (Youth Pastor)

Having completed his ministry studies at Regents Theological College, Shaun started as the youth pastor in 2014. He oversees all youth activities and has developed a great team who run a thriving and dynamic ministry.