As of April 2024 we are seeking to appoint a full-time Pastor and Minister. We currently have a team of six Deacons who together form the church Leadership team.

Carol Cooke – Deacon and Church Secretary: Carol has lived in Swallownest and Aston all her life, and has been part of the church since she was a child. She is married to Nev and they have two married daughters and three grandchildren.  Carol enjoys trying different food and will eat almost anything except olives and porridge!

George Davis – Deacon and Fabric Officer: George is married to Pauline, whom he met after starting to come to church following an Alpha course, and they subsequently got married at our church. They have 3 grown up children and 5 grandsons. He is part of the PA team and is the fabric officer at the church, with responsibility for the church building. George has learnt to sail and spends too much time at Ulley Sailing club, according to his wife!

Janet Dean – Deacon and Junior Church Leader, Children & Families Worker: Jan has 4 children and a few pets, actually too numerous to mention! She is part of the worship team and one of the leaders of Junior church, and loves organising things like ‘Messy Church’. Until recently, she worked at a local primary school as a teaching assistant. At the start of 2023 she took up a new role, for both her and the church, as our Children & Families worker.

Olivia Egan – Deacon and Worship Leader: Olivia was born in Bradford and moved to Sheffield in 2003 with her husband Dave. They now have two daughters, Bethany and Emily and live in Aston.  Olivia runs Jack’s Theatre School in Catcliffe and works at the Lord’s School of Dance in Sheffield, she also does some freelance design and publishing work.  At church Olivia is part of the worship team, singing and leading worship and designs publicity  material for events. She is also currently in the process of taking over from Mark as church treasurer.

Rob Joyce – Deacon and Preaching Co-ordinator: Rob graduated from Sheffield university and moved to Aston when he first got a job as a secondary school teacher. He is married to Jennie and has two sons, Alex and Thomas. In church, he regularly plays in the worship group and preaches. In his free time, he enjoys geocaching, reading, cooking and spending time with his family. He speaks French, and enjoys travel.


Mark Potter – Deacon and Treasurer: Mark was born in Chesterfield, but lives in Dinnington and works in the accounts team at Kiveton Park Steel. As well as being church treasurer, he is part of the audio visual team. In his free time he enjoys Soduko puzzles, reading and listening to music.