Henley Baptist Church Leaders Team
We have recently returned to Henley after a 28 year gap. We are delighted to be back in this lovely town and are enjoying reconnecting with old friends and familiar places. Jeremy used to work at Townlands Hospital and as a local estate agent, and Jo was a police officer in Henley and the Hambleden Valley so we have some interesting memories of our time here in the 1980s!
We enjoy going to the gym at Gillotts and Jeremy can be seen around the town walking the family dog Jake. We are so glad to come back to the place where we met and were married and are looking forward to exciting days ahead as we lead the church team and support all the community activities going on in d:two and Nomad.
Joanna & Jeremy Bray
We’ve loved living in Henley since 1990 – other than a four year spell where we lived in the Caribbean - and being a part of the community here. It’s become ‘home’ where we’ve brought up three daughters and for many of the years we’ve expanded our family to incorporate those recovering from addiction who have lived with us for spells. Our passion is seeing people helped and changed as they get to understand more about a faith that can really make a difference when Jesus is invited to take control.
We try to engage with the community in various ways. Lisa runs her own home based business promoting wellness through movement, dietary intervention, and changing in-grained thinking. Mark is a trustee of a number of local charities and a surveyor. He can often be found hiking, golfing or biking – anything outdoor based.
Lisa & Mark Sayers
Chris & Doug Ullah
Doug and Chris Ullah have been members of Henley Baptist Church since 2005 and came to be on the leadership team a few years later. Living in the village of Stoke Row, Chris runs her own business as a nail technician working from her home studio. Doug is a sales & marketing director for an aerospace company engaged with a world-wide market enjoying the diversity and unique cultural differences and the opportunity to evangelise.
They both have a heart for teaching the Word of God with the primaries in Sunday school, and have participated in Christian faith based courses including Alpha, Life’s Healing Choices, Salt & Light ministries Pastoral Training course, the CAP Money course and CAP Jobs.
For leisure they enjoy walking in the Lake District, beach holidays and ice skating. They have been married for 36 years, have three grown up daughters and love family life!
Mark and Jane came to live in Henley in 1984 and 1983 respectively and soon fell in love with the town while eventually falling in love with each other. Mark is a graphic designer and Jane works in d:two’s family centre supporting parents and their families. They have a grown-up daughter.
They are passionate about encouraging people and helping them to discover the fulfilment that Jesus brings.
Jane & Mark Wójcicki
I would describe myself as an active grandmother who is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with children, young people and their families especially those who are disadvantaged and face many challenges in their lives. As well as introducing people to Jesus I love to see them growing in their faith and becoming actively involved in the life of the church.
Having been born and lived in Henley until the age of 12, on returning to live in the town in early 2000, it was like coming home. I have had various roles in the church alongside my husband Dave, and since he passed away, I still find myself involved in numerous ways. As a creative thinker, I can sometimes be unconventional as I love to try new things and explore different ways of communicating the good news.
Alongside my involvement in the church, my work with the Nomad Youth & Community Project still keeps me busy along with my church family at Henley Baptist Church. I enjoy spending time with the family, spending time with friends, walking my friends’ dog, reading and entertaining friends and since having my first experience at paddle boarding earlier this year would add that to the list too.