Mark & Nita Pugh:

Lead Pastor

Mark and Nita have three teenage kids and moved to Exeter in 2013 to lead the church. During this time the church has grown significantly and they are full of faith that everyone in Devon will have a clear opportunity to respond to the love of God. They are passionate about releasing the church to be a part of this dynamic mission.

Mark has been in church leadership for over 25 years and also led Elim's national youth ministry for 10 of these. He also served on Elim's National Leadership Team from 2010 to 2018. He believes in team and seeks to inspire and empower those around him to step into their God-given potential.

Nita is the Prayer Pastor, overseeing the ever growing menu of prayer including our 24/7 prayer room. She loves nothing more than seeing people connect directly with God and is excited to see people grow in their passion for God.


Staff Team


Jason Ham: Operations, Communications & Creativity Coordinator

Jason has been leading our online church and social media ministry for a number of years and joined our staff team in September 2018 with an increased portfolio (which gives him the longest job title on the team).

Jason studied drama at Exeter University and has since developed a passion to help the church engage through online tools. He previously managed the social media accounts of God TV and has been involved in helping numerous churches to improve how they engage.


Nige Williams: Associate Pastor

Nige is married to Andrea and they have two grown up kids. He joined the team in November 17 to pioneer a new ministry called 'Transform' - a ministry that empowers the church to be the practical hands and feet of Jesus to society.

Nige has been in ministry for years and also founded a charity which worked with thousands of families across the Torbay area.


Shaun Hornsby: Youth Pastor (also Students and Evangelism)

Shaun joined the team in 2014 after completing his theology degree. He leads the vibrant youth ministry (11-18's) which runs a range of activities throughout the week. He loves sharing about the Christian faith with young people who wouldn't consider themselves to be religious and is in schools across Exeter most weeks, making the gospel clear and understandable to young people. He also looks after our Student ministry and Evangelism projects.


Clare Gedye: Children's Ministry Coordinator

Clare is married to Sam and they have two young kids. She joined the team in 2018 and has a big vision for the church to effectively engage with children & families and help them connect with the life of God. She leads a great team of volunteers who organise our Sunday and midweek activities for kids.

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Elaine Green: Administrator & PA to Lead Pastor

Elaine has been a part of Rediscover Church for quite a number of years. She joined the staff team in 2019 and oversees all things administrative. She also does a great job at managing the diary of the Lead Pastor.


Phil Kelly: Finance Officer

Phil is married to Shirley and they have been a part of Rediscover Church for quite a number of years. Phil oversees the financial aspects of the income and expenditure of the church. This includes the management of our Gift Aid giving.



Andrew Davies: Elder & Worship Director

Andrew is married to Liana and they have two young children. Andrew runs an IT company and loves marketplace ministries. 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 oversees the worship ministry and Liana is involved with children's ministry and Transform.


Diana Bastone: Elder

Diana is married to Graham and they have two grown up sons. They have been part of the church for many years and have been a great blessing throughout. Diana is a teacher by profession and applies this gift in the church by running regular bible teaching groups. Graham oversees much of the building development and maintenance and is part of the wider church leadership.

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Al Whitmoor-Pryer: Elder

Al is married to Heather and they have grown up family all over the world. They run their own business, particularly in the care home sector and have helped many people step out into starting business also. They are an incredibly hospitable couple and are involved in many areas of the life of the church.


Hannah Talbot: Elder

Hannah is a secondary school teacher and has been in the church for a number of years. She studied at the University of Exeter studying Drama BA (Hons), where she was involved with the student ministry NOOMA. She was previously the Head of the Welcome Team and now helps lead the Young Professionals Lifegroup.

Area Pastors

We have created Area’s across Devon which are overseen by Area Pastors. These Area Pastors partner with LifeGroups to empower the church in building healthy relationships and caring for one another. Click the tab below for details of both our Area’s and Area Pastors.

Church Session

We have a church session team who carry out the constitutional responsibilities of stewarding the resources of the church wisely. This team is made up of ‘The Elders’ and ‘Operational Team Leaders’ and provides strategy and oversight for areas such as finance, buildings, assets, liabilities, safety and employment.

The team consists of:

Graham Bastone (buildings), Adrian Rutley (IT), and Phil Kelly (Finance).

Plus all the Elders