Who's Who

James   Joe

James Nash    Contact James


Joe Houghton    Contact Joe

James and Becca love living in Ashton, which after 11 years is definitely feeling like home and now all 3 children are developing decidedly northern accents! They’ve been at St Andrew’s since 2011 and are so excited by all that God is doing to grow the church family. James loves all sports, playing or watching, although these days it’s most often watching the children.   Joe is married to Cathy and they have two children. Originally hailing from the far East (Lowestoft) Joe has lived in the glorious North for the last 20yrs and met Cathy whilst living in Sheffield. The family have been worshipping at St Andrews since 2016 and love the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the Church. Joe loves sport, reading and eating.
Beth   Shell

Beth Lindon    Contact Beth

Children's Worker

Michelle Bateman  Contact Michelle

Beth grew up in Oxfordshire. She moved to Preston in 2019 after three years studying theology at Oak Hill College. Beth lives with her Cocker Spaniel, Ginny (she’s a big Harry Potter fan!) She enjoys reading, games, films and walking the dog.   Michelle is a proud Prestonian and has been at St Andrew's since 2014. She worked as a maths teacher at a school in Lancaster before joining the staff team as our administrator. Michelle is married to Dan and enjoys cooking, baking and playing sport. 
Dave   Claire

Dave Underhill


Claire Beranek

PCC Member
Dave is married to Jess and has two children, Pippa and Toby. Originally from a small village in the Brecon Beacons, he moved to Preston in 2010 and works locally as an engineer. Although he grew up in a Christian home, it wasn't until he was 18 that he realised he needed Jesus as his saviour and was baptised in a freezing Welsh river! He loves being part of the St Andrew's church family, and seeing people grow in their love of Jesus. Outside of church, Dave enjoys walking and climbing, good food, fine ales and (like every good Welshman) he lives and dies with the Welsh rugby team!    
Steve   Charlotte

Steve Boyall

PCC Member

Charlotte Campbell

PCC Member
Dan H   Liz

Dan Holden

PCC Member

Liz Jefferies

PCC Member
Craig   Lin

Craig Lavender

PCC Member

Lin Read

PCC Member
Nick   Cheryl

Nick Sams

PCC Member

Cheryl Underhill

PCC Member

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