Wellspring Family Church Leadership

Following what we read in the New Testament, we believe that local churches are responsible for their own government through the leadership of team of elders. The elders lead, oversee, and care for the church. Wellspring Family Church currently has four elders: Jon Beardon, Simon Stephenson,  Phil Eggleton and Pete Collinson.

Simon and Pauline have ministered in the Church of England since 1976, and most recently at Hingham and HMP Wayland. They moved to Dereham in March 2005 and became members of Wellspring Family Church. Read more..
Phil lives in Dereham with his wife Lucy and three girls; Maddie, Amelia and Evie. He works for a cabinet makers in Fakenham and enjoys walks along the coast followed by pub lunches next to a roaring fire.
Jon and Nicky and their children have lived in Dereham since 2001. Before that they lived in Holt, Norfolk and were part of The Vine Family Church from which they were sent to plant Wellspring Family Church in Dereham.
Pete lives in Dereham with his wife, Hannah, and children, Elaine and James. Pete teaches English at a local high school and, in his spare time, enjoys football, cricket, studying history and eating good food

Wellspring Family Church Trustees

Treasurer and Company Secretary



Trustees Deacon Harry has lived in Dereham since finishing University in 2018. He is Married to Jess and has a son, Caleb. He enjoys playing Board games, walking and cooking outdoors on the barbecue come rain or shine!
Lucy is married to Phil and is mum to three wonderful girls - Maddie, Amelia and Evie. When she isn't planning kids work rotas she works as a physiotherapist
Toby moved to Dereham in 2020 with his wife Kaylee and two children Kaed and Faith. He heads up the day to day Operations across the Church and the Centre. In his spare time he enjoys watching films, playing squash and making music.



Kerri Kingsnorth leads the kids work on Sundays and other activities such as Destiny Quest on Fridays.


Kaylee Rouse

Kaylee leads the Illuminate youth group on Thursday evenings. This vibrant group of young people: both Christians and those just exploring, eat together, worship, study the Bible and have a great time.