Meet the team

Andy and Sam Vincett are the senior pastors. They have been married for 35 years and have five grown up children and two grandchildren. Apart from leading the church Andy likes football and reading and if you are up early enough you might see him running along the seafront as fast as his little legs will carry him. Sam spends a huge amount of time looking after Andy but also likes swimming, cooking, reading and talking to people.

Claire Norman is the Kids’ Pastor for our 0-4 year olds (Treasures) and 5-10 year olds (NRGize). She also enjoys craft, making cupcakes, gardening and spending time with her husband Paul, daughter Isabelle and their young son Benjamin. Claire hopes to see the Kids ministry at Southend Vineyard continue to grow, both in numbers and in their love for God. Please speak to her on Sunday mornings if you have any questions or contact her at Please come and join in with the fun!

Roger Newsham and Paul McCaig are the Storehouse Operations Managers. They look after the volunteers, the guests, the food, the building.

Rob Carvosso is the Storehouse Project Manager. He is married to Kerry and they have two sons. He is a bit of a gastronome but also loves running, cycling and growing a beard. He also likes listening to Classic FM.

Tina Aldridge is the Storehouse Key Worker.

Mark Weldon is the Storehouse Community Outreach Worker.

Kate Faulkner is the bookkeeper. She is married to Darryl with two children. In her spare time she is learning to speak French and dreams of laying on a quiet beach in the Caribbean. She knows this is never going to happen.

Harriet Cox is the Office Administrator and usually the friendly voice on the end of the phone. After running her own imaginary hospital aged 8 she feels she was born to administrate things. She enjoys performing, reading, crafting, cooking, laughing and sleeping.

Sam Dunlop;is the youth co-ordinator.

Irene Ingram is our dedicated office volunteer and supports the office staff brilliantly and is charge of all things rota!

The Trustees help to keep the church on the straight and narrow. They are Akin Coker, Deborah Hargas,James Dunlop, Roger Newsham, Andy Vincett, Cath Wakeling (secretary) and Jehan Pasangha.