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.    
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   Franco

Dave Underhill


Franco Ewbank

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!   Franco is married to Kirsty. They have been members of the St Andrew’s church family since moving North in 2012 and now have two girls, Anna and Caitlin. It was whilst at University that the faith Franco grew up with became his own by God’s grace - a summer spent serving on a kids’ camp and going on holiday with other Christian students was significant in this. Franco works as a vet in Kirkham and is very happy to talk about this, the joy of knowing Jesus, and anything else for that matter, until the cows come home. 
Claire   Linda

Claire Beranek

PCC Member

Linda Biscomb

PCC Member
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Charlotte Campbell

PCC Member

Dan Holden

PCC Member
Lin   Nick

Lin Read

PCC Member

Nick Sams

PCC Member
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Cheryl Underhill

PCC Member



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