Our Team

Senior Pastors

Both Rob and Sarah Gardiner became Christians while they were students at University. Having met, and married, whilst in Reading, they then felt God call them into the Vineyard movement of churches, which was just starting in the UK. They moved to Twickenham to join one of the UK’s then four existing Vineyard churches. It was during their time at Riverside Vineyard that they felt God clearly identifying a path which took them and their young family, back to Reading. This time, the call from God was to plant a new Vineyard church there in 1994. They and are both passionate about seeing the kingdom of God advance in the Thames Valley and beyond. Rob likes his gadgets and Sarah gives thoughtful cards. Please contact them via: Rob  /  Sarah

Assistant Pastor

Libby and Jonny work together in shaping and leading the students and young adults ministry here at NVC. Libby is our Assistant pastor with responsibility for all aspects of our spiritual worship across both sites in Bracknell and Reading. Libby is married to Jonny and they have a gorgeous little boy and girl. They moved to Reading from the South West during 2015 and have been in and around the Vineyard movement and Church ministry for a number of years. Libby has specific responsibilities for the development and coordination of a worship development programme, development and coordination of music-based evangelism events at Woodley Hill House, overseeing and developing Sunday worship in the Reading campus, supporting new sites and other worship ministry events and overseeing the Children’s and Youth ministry. Libby likes naughty cakes and Jonny loves his role playing games! Please contact them via: Libby & Jonny

Youth Coordinator

Claire is a very experienced leader who supports a variety of ministries both within and beyond the church. She is passionate about developing a strategic plan to reach young people in the community and she coordinates the Sunday youth programme for 10-15 year olds. She sounds Australian and is a doctor, you know! Please contact her via: Claire

Woodley Hill House – Housekeeper

Sandra has served the church for many years in a variety of capacities. She helps look after everything to do with the day-to-day running of Woodley Hill House, the home of NVC. During the week the building is used extensively by Bracknell and Wokingham College, and Sandra helps to ensure that the dual use works well. Her particular duties are to assist with venue coordination, health & safety, cleaning and Woodley Hill House bookings. Sandra has a cute dog called Scruffy! If you would like to enquire about using WHH, please visit www.woodleyhillhouse.org.uk/contact/  Please contact her via: Sandra

Finance Administrator

Marion works in the office on Wednesdays and handles all financial matters, working closely with the NVC trustees. If you have a query about Gift Aid, giving or expenses then she will be very happy to help you. Marion is a whizz with numbers and also loves chocolate! Please contact her via: Marion

NVC Trustees

From within Network Vineyard Church, Rob and Sarah work with a Board of Trustees, to whom they have accountability for financial, buildings, employment and legal compliance issues (making sure that the church, as a registered charity and company, are well run). The current Trustees are: Rob Gardiner, Peter Viles, Di Caddick and Marco Barros.  Contact the trustees team:: NVC trustees

NVC Senior Leadership Team

Within NVC, the Senior Pastors have established a Senior Leadership Team to work with them in carrying out their responsibilities for overall leadership of the church across the sites. The current members of the SLT are: Rob and Sarah Gardiner, Steve Whatley, Libby James and Tony Varey. The main responsibilities of the SLT are to work with and support the Senior Pastors in the dynamic leadership and development of NVC. Contact the SLT team: SLT

Contact Us

0118 966 2007
Church Office
Woodley Hill House
Eastcourt Avenue