Meet the Team

  • A head shot of the pastor of Wade Street Church

    Rev Danielle Leigh


    Danielle joined us as our Pastor in October 2023. She became a Christian as a teenager and has been involved in preaching and church leadership since then, including spending two years in Argentina with YWAM (Youth With A Mission).

    Danielle is passionate about encouraging people from all ages, backgrounds and cultures to know and to live in the fullness of life that God intended. She firmly believes that Jesus means Good News for all, and that we are each called to live and communicate that Good News to the world around us.

    Danielle is married to Siy and they have 3 children, 2 rats and 1 dog. In her down time Danielle enjoys walking, snacking and taking part in quizzes.

  • Gav

    Gav Hicks

    Youth Ministry Enabler

    Gav is married to Jem and they have two boys, Obie and Ezie.

    Gav has worked with young people since leaving school in 2000, in loads of different settings and places. He firmly believes that young people have so much to offer the church and is thrilled to be working with Wade Street to better enable young people to lead us and help us grow closer to Jesus.

    Gav loves Jesus, justice, board games, Star Wars, woodworking and going on outdoor adventures with his family. Please do say hi!

  • Claire Taylor-Dedman

    Children's and Families' Ministry Enabler

    Claire Taylor-Dedman is Wade Street Church’s Children’s and Families’ Ministry Enabler. Prior to Claire taking on this exciting role in September 2020, she had gained vast experience working alongside children in school and church environments whilst sharing her love for Jesus with them.

    Claire is married to Barry and they have three boys. During Claire’s downtime, she enjoys the outdoors, taking in walks, runs and cycling, often drawn to water sports. Claire also enjoys creative and artistic hobbies.

  • Helen Langham

    Church Manager

    Helen joined the team in June 2023, she has been part of the church fellowship for many years. She is married to Phil and has 3 children.  Helen enjoys cycling, sewing, reading, and when the British weather allows, spending time outdoors.