The Leadership Team


Mark Andrews

Mark lives in Preston with wife Fiona and three girls. He manages a business portfolio for a multinational safety company and enjoys spending time with his family, playing fold and metal detecting. 

One of his favourite verses is Matthew 19 v14: 'Jesus said: "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."


Neil Ashworth

Married to Anne for over 30 years with 3 children, Neil is an engineer and project manager for BAE Systems. 

Neil's favourite bible verse is 'Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, and the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and mind your minds in Christ Jesus.' Phil 4 v6-7.

Neil's passion as a deacon is to make sure that people of all ages know week-by-week that hope is only founded in Jesus and His Word. 

He loves to ride his bike in his spare time and explore the beautiful scenery which surrounds us. 


Lesley Hardman 

Married to Bill for over 35 years, with four grown up children & three grandchildren, Lesley works as a practice nurse.


In her spare time Lesley enjoys gardening, walking & drinking tea with friends. She feels really blessed to be part of a church family that she loves, with a desire to walk alongside people.


Lesley is involved with the church community cafés, a place where connections begin & people are welcomed to feel God’s love.


Lesley's favourite verse is 'I have loved you with an everlasting love.' Jeremiah 31:3


Stephen Hardman

Stephen, married to Helen and together they have 3 almost grown up children. Stephen is a farmer in the local area and has always attended Inglewhite Church.


Stephen's favourite bible verse is Jeremiah 33:3, "call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."  He has always found this to be true in his life. His vision as a deacon is to see the church grow. 

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Stuart Holden

Married to Julie for nearly 40 years & blessed with 3 grown-up children, Stuart is a consultant design engineer. 

Stuart moved to Lancashire from Warwickshire and are now really encouraged by the family here at Inglewhite. 

Stuart's favourite bible verse is 'So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.' Isaiah 41:10. 


Lisa Talbot 

Married to Dave with two children, Lisa is a primary school teaching assistant. Her favourite bible verse, also used at her baptism when Lisa was 17, is Romans 8 v28 "all things work together for good for those that are called according to His purpose." 

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Helen Lockley

Helen is passionate about making the local church relevant in a constantly changing world and she is responsible for overseeing communications.


Her favourite bible verse: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3 v5-6.


Married to John, and mum to Isaac, she works in Marketing and is a part of the worship group.