EMBA Staff Team

Revd Mark Clay - Regional Team Leader

Before being appointed as the EMBA Team Leader in 2016, Mark served for 23 years as Senior Pastor at Whetstone Baptist Church in Leicester. 

He is married to Karen, has two grown up children and a growing number of grandchildren who he loves to spoil whenever he gets the chance!

Mark is a lifelong Leeds United supporter, but his main passion is to see people come into a living relationship with Jesus Christ and to see churches grow and flourish.  He enjoys cooking, eating out and holidays in sunny places!

Email Mark or phone 07975 863 772


Revd Dr Nick Ashton - Regional Minister

Before training as a Baptist Minister, Nick studied medical microbiology at Surrey University. He began to explore his call to ministry at Guildford Baptist church and studied theology, church planting and evangelism at Spurgeon’s College.

He has been the minister at Cove Baptist Church (Hampshire) and Melton Mowbray (Leicestershire). He has a doctorate from London School of Theology exploring Baptist theology and ecclesiology in contemporary culture. He is passionate about the church rediscovering who it is and what it is for. After 13 years at Melton, he joined the EMBA in September 2018 as a Regional Minister.

Email Nick or phone 07399 660 047


Revd Pete Leveson - Regional Minister

Pete is a full time generalist Regional Minister with specific responsibility for leadership development across the region.  Pete has pastoral responsibility for churches in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and North Lincolnshire. 

Revd Pete Leveson has been involved in Christian Ministry for over 25 years, working in local, area-wide and regional roles. 

Since 2010 Pete has served as Minister of South Norwood Baptist Church, a multi-cultural congregation in South London. Prior this, Pete was part of the London Baptist Association Regional Team, serving as Youth Work Coordinator from 2000. 

Pete has also worked in youth work and ministry in various settings, including helping to establish a Borough-wide ministry in Ealing, West London.

Pete has an MA in Leadership, Renewal and Mission and has a passion to help churches be all that God has called them to be. 

Pete is married to Suzie, an HR consultant and Life Coach.

Email Pete  or phone 07950 768 332 


Mr Kenny Henry - EMBA Safeguarding Lead

Kenny grew up in Glasgow and after completing his Engineering Apprenticeship moved to Loughborough where he obtained his degree in Production and Design Engineering. Upon graduation Kenny joined the police and served in various roles before completing his 30 years service in July 2023.

He is a Glasgow Rangers fan, a Scout Leader, and has recently taken up fly fishing.

Kenny worships at Shepshed Baptist Church with his wife Annette where he is Church Secretary, and has three grown up children.

Kenny is the first dedicated Safeguarding Lead employed by EMBA.  Kenny is employed on a part-time basis and his normal working hours are as follows:

Wednesday 1pm -5pm

Thursday 9am – 5pm

Friday 9am – 5pm

Email Kenny  or phone 07498 189 205


Mrs Becky Nicholls - Administrative Lead/PA to RTL

Becky grew up in Lancashire, moving to Nottingham after completing a psychology degree at York University.  She is married to Matt and they have two children. 

Becky joined the EMBA Team in 2007 and has administrative responsibility for EMBA AGM’s, the EMBA board of Directors, grants, safeguarding and recruitment. 

Becky is company secretary for the EMBA and East Midland Baptist Trust Company (EMBTC), and also PA to the Regional Team Leader.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8am-4pm

Friday 8am-2pm

Email Becky or phone 07763 401 793


Mrs Gill McNab - Administrative Assistant

Gill grew up in South London and lived for many years in Buckinghamshire before moving to Leicestershire in 2021.

She is married with three grown up sons.  In her spare time Gill likes to visit historic houses with gardens and enjoys working in her own small garden.

Gill joined the EMBA team in June 2022 and her main areas of respnsibility are maintaining the smooth running of the EMBA office, MRC and NAMS administration, administration of Rooted events and Re:Imagine and the maintenance of the EMBA database.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am-2.30pm

Email Gill or phone 07483 119 627


Revd Sarah Fegredo - Comms Lead

Sarah is a Baptist Minister with a Portfolio ministry that include her roles with the EMBA.  She has been involved in Children Youth and Family Ministry for more than 25 years, has pastored a church and also works for Renew Wellbeing, is an Associate Tutor at Northern Baptist College, and represents the association on the national CYF Round Table.

She has been on Facebook since 2006 and enjoys IT and the internet.  She is keen to develop how the EMBA uses social media and Digital Comms tools to communicate well about our work and build community among people in our churches.  She is responsible for managing all EMBA communications including the website, Facebook, Instagram and the newsletter, as well as providing IT support to the team.

She is married to Mike and has two grown up children.  In her spare time she loves gardening, cooking, baking and walking.

Sarah works 10 hours a week whenever is necessary.

Email Sarah or phone 07926 456 765


Revd Mike Fegredo 

Mike has retired from his role with effect from 31st March 2024.  Please contact Pete Leveson who is now looking after Mike's churches.




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