Elder and Secretary: Andrew Paterson
Andrew grew up in India where his parents were missionaries. His family returned to England, when Andrew was 8. Andrew became a Christian at 18 and soon after the family emigrated to New Zealand. Andrew studied microbiology at university and later worked in plant research. He was an active member of the Navigators in New Zealand. Andrew returned to England for career experience for a year and met Ruth at Street Baptist Church where they were both Youth Leaders. They married and have 2 sons in their 20s. Andrew and Ruth love mountains and hill walking and visiting family in New Zealand.
Elder: Shaun Ryan
Shaun spent his boyhood days in Devon before moving to South Wales towards the end of WWII. His career in banking started in Cardiff, where he met and married Ruth. Thereafter he worked in Bristol, Merseyside and around the Home Counties retiring to Somerset in 1998. He and Ruth have three children and six grandchildren.