Leaders

These are the people that the church members have chosen to be responsible for the day to day running of the Chapel.


Elders

Steve Bedford

Steve has been an Elder at Beechwood Chapel for over 20 years and has been involved with the church for over 35 years. During the week he works as a Lawyer across the north west, based in Liverpool where he grew up. Steve is married to Ruth; they have two daughters who grew up in the church and are now both married and living in other parts of the country.

Jon Norwood

Jon moved over from Liverpool to join the Chapel as an Elder and staff member in September 2015. He is married to Jen, and they have three boys: Elijah, Reuben and Sam. Although he grew up near Bristol, he has lived in Liverpool since 2003 and counts Merseyside as home.

Rob Smart

Rob and his wife, Becky, have lived on the estate and been a part of the church since 2013. Rob is from Greasby on the Wirral and works in Adult Social Care, while Becky teaches foreign languages at a local secondary school. They have one daughter, Bethany.

Alex Logan

Alex and his wife Rachel have been part of the church since 2012. Together they run a tutoring business in Wallasey and have three daughters. Alex is studying Christian Ministry with Crosslands and has been a part-time member of the Chapel staff team since October 2022.

Dan Thomas

Dan moved onto the estate and joined the church in September 2017. He is originally from Essex but moved to Liverpool for university in 2007 and loves living in the north. He works as a software engineer and is married to Emma, who is a TA at a local primary school.


Deacons

Ruth Bedford

Ruth is a voluntary staff member, and looks after many aspects of the daily life of the Chapel. She helps to keep the building in order and assists Cathy and Jon with their work. She is married to Steve Bedford.

Cathy Hawkins

Cathy works as a community worker for the Chapel part-time during the week. She became a Christian at the Chapel and now works to share the message of the gospel with people on and around the estate. Cathy is responsible for the Chapel’s foodbank.