Our Pastoral Staff, Elders and Deacons


Ian Stackhouse has been the Senior Minister of Millmead since 2004 and has been in pastoral ministry overall for nearly thirty years. He is married to Susanna and they have four sons who are at various stages of young adult life. Ian has thus far authored four books - the Gospel Driven Church being his PhD thesis - and has contributed various other chapters and articles. As part of leading Millmead, he has occasion to travel in the UK and overseas, ministering in churches, seminaries, conferences and retreats.

For relaxation Ian likes to go walking in the Surrey Hills, reading anything he can put his hands on, writing poetry (not very well), and singing anything from Bruce Springsteen to Bryn Terfel. He and his family are avid supporters of Burnley FC, which in recent years has changed from being a crushing burden into something of a blessing. One final thing: Ian is also ‘unofficial’ IT consultant to the rest of the staff team!

Click here to find links to Ian's publications.

Tim-Judson-photo-web Tim Judson arrived at the beginning of 2018 to become the Assistant Pastor, having previously studied at Bristol Baptist College. Before that, he was leading a Christian community in Wolverhampton, and still before that, was a primary school teacher. He is married to Becca, and they have a young son. Tim loves numerous forms of exercise, writing and performing music (www.timjudson.co.uk), cooking curry, grinding coffee, praying, and meeting people who are different to him.

As well as contributing in different ways to the wider life of the church, Tim is responsible for helping to facilitate and provoke reflection on social justice both in and outside of the church. His heart for the overlooked is what prompted his current work on a PhD thesis, exploring a theology of lament for the church in dialogue with Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Elizabeth Hodkinson joined the church in 1987, and has contributed to the preaching and teaching ministry for many years. Until recently, she was Director of Training at CWR, but is now working part time at the church on a voluntary basis. Elizabeth enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and appreciating God’s creation – particularly birds. She keeps trying to take more exercise… 

Chris Toms is married to Amy and they have three daughters. He has joined us after spending four years in ministry at Walton Baptist Church. He has a real passion for building relationships with young people and seeing them blossom in character and in faith. In his spare time he loves to be outside and is a keen sportsman who loves football, rugby and the gym. He loves having a laugh and being surrounded by his nearest and dearest.
Tim Wears moved from Shoreham-by-Sea to Guildford in 1998 and has been attending Guldford Baptist Church ever since. In April 2008 he left work as a Chartered Engineer to take up a full-time pastoral role, with a particular focus on the worship life of the Church. Tim heads up one of the Church's worship teams and is involved with youth and young adults. Tim is married to Charlotte and they have three children; he enjoys good food, good friends and quiet country pubs with real ale!

Lydia Birmingham has attended Guildford Baptist church since she was a baby. She studied Art History at Bristol University, and as part of her degree, lived and studied in Florence. After graduating, she became the Children and Youth worker for a small church in Bristol, but, eventually decided to specialise in Children’s work. Lydia is married to Sam and enjoys painting, baking and running.

Lance Redman has been a member of Guildford Baptist Church since 1985, was a founding member of Stoughton Congregation, and became an Elder in 2003. He initiated an informal football club that has been running for a number of years, and has also been part of a men's prayer and breakfast activity. As well as being a racquet sports fan, he is currently attempting to learn French. He is married to Therese and they have three daughters, all of whom are now married, and they have two grandchildren. Lance works for a firm of local accountants.
Martin Brunet became an Elder in January 2008, having been part of the Church here since moving to Guildford in 1997. He became a Christian at the age of 15, when an attempt to prove to his friends that he was a good agnostic led to him being bowled over by the Gospel for the first time. He is married to Clare and they have two children. He is a GP, working in Godalming, and is also a Governor of Holy Trinity C of E Junior School in Guildford, where he also runs the school chess club. He is passionate about art and loves to spend time improving his drawing and painting skills. 
David White became an Elder in January 2015.
David_S_web David Subadha became an Elder in November 2017. He arrived in Guildford from Indonesia in 1997, and he has been attending Millmead since then. David is married to Vivien and they have two children. Currently they live in Woking and David works in Uxbridge within the commercial finance area. He enjoys spending time in reading and walking, although the latter is very much dependent on the weather....
Karen Case-Green Karen Case-Green is a Minister-in-Training. Karen joined Millmead in 1997 with her husband, Rob. She is involved in preaching, pastoral care, the creative arts and the chapel's rhythm of prayer. She also leads Las Amigas, an outreach and discipleship group for Latin Americans in Guildford. Karen has co-authored Imaging the Story, a course which traces the salvation story through the lens of the arts, and has contributed to other books. Her passion is social justice. She also likes chocolate, Whitmoor Common and poetry.
Andy Hodgetts, Finance 
  Anika Wilson, World Partners Deacon 
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