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Leadership & Staff

The church is led by our three elders: Dave, Richard and Tony. The church is served by a team of deacons (Jonathan, Gareth, James, Nick and Matt) and supported by one other member of staff, Anthea (Ladies’ Workers).

Dave Williams


Dave was converted during his first year at Bristol University, through the ministry of Navigators. He’s been a member of St Mellons Baptist Church since 1978, and during the whole of that period has worked for the same Cardiff-based firm of Chartered Accountants. He has spent most of his time in St Mellons supporting the church’s youth work, but recently has been more involved in the wider oversight of the church.

Dave is married to Jane, and has three grown-up children: Mark, Rebecca and Robbie.

Richard Webster


Rich was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire. He came to know the Lord at the age of 16 during a Christian Youth Camp and can testify to the Lord’s love and faithfulness since then.

Rich moved to West London to complete his degree, and in 2010 he moved to Cardiff and became a member of St Mellons Baptist Church.

Rich works as a Mortgage Advisor, he is married to Heidi and they have two children.

Tony Rees


Bio to follow…

Anthea Shaw

Ladies' Worker

Anthea has been a member of St Mellons since 1973, and was appointed as Ladies’ Worker in 2005 after retiring as a special needs teacher. She was brought up in a Christian family in Swansea, and converted at a Scripture Union camp when she was 13. With Jill, Anthea is responsible for visiting, encouraging and counselling the ladies in the church, and also leads group and one-to-one Bible Studies, and takes responsibility for the ladies’ meetings.