Meet the Team

Mrs Sian Ashiru, Association Administrator and Company Secretary

Sian became Association Administrator in March 2017. Born and raised in South London, she moved to Wales at the age of 18 to study at university. After leaving with a degree in Film Studies, Sian persuade a career in marketing, events and administration working for Motor Journalist and Author, Glen Smale. She also worked for over 3 years as charitable Housing Association Hafan Cymru's Marketing and Fundraising Officer.

Daughter of a Baptist Minister, Sian grew up in a Christian home but came to faith in her early teens. She was baptised in 1999 and became a volunteer youth worker aged 16. Sian stepped back from youth work in 2016 and currently attends Belmont Tremorfa Family Church in Cardiff.

Sian provides administrative support and is the main liaison person between the Churches and the Association Team. She is our contact for communicating information, coordinating newsletters and Home Mission giving, Home Mission promotion, ministerial applications, events bookings, and financial administration. Sian is based at the Association Office and can be contacted in office hours on 02920 491366.


Miss Patricia Wiltshire, Moderator

Patricia Wiltshire, (prefers to be known as Tricia)

Tricia was born and brought up in Wiltshire but has now lived in Cardiff for more than half her life.

Following university courses in Reading, London and Cardiff she was a qualified social worker and after short stints working in Bristol and London Tricia spent the rest of her social work career in Newport, having various roles in the local authority; she retired in 2009 from being the Adoption Team manager.

Tricia became a Christian early in life, having benefitted from a Christian home.  She was baptised while at university and has worshipped in a variety of churches until becoming a member of Calvary Baptist, Canton, Cardiff in 1972, where she remains.  For ten years in the 1980s she took a career break when she was appointed as the Pastoral Worker at Calvary.  She has been a deacon, church secretary and home group leader in the fellowship.

In Association life Tricia has been a Trustee on two occasions and is involved in Safeguarding.

Other activities are counselling with Cardiff Concern, Tearfund, gardening, singing in St David’s Praise choir and visiting people.  

Mr Tony Naudi, Treasurer 







Revd Nick Bradshaw, Regional Minister Team Leader

The Regional Ministers seek to support the churches of the Association in their Ministry and Mission.

Nick joined the Association Team in 2003 as Team Leader having previously worked for BMS in Wales and prior to that two pastorates in Welwyn Garden City and Lowestoft. As Team Leader Nick takes the lead in settlement, helping churches find a minister to lead them in their mission and helping ministers find churches. In this regard he works very closely with BUW. Nick meets regularly with colleagues from the other Associations and the Senior Management Team of the Union.

Regional Ministers

Revd Susan Stevenson   Tel: 07538 937565

Susan is a full-time Regional Minister.

Susan was one of the ministers at Albany Road Baptist Church in Cardiff. Before moving to Cardiff she served as a local church minister for over 20 years in two churches in south London. Susan was a Director of Ascension Trust, which oversees Street Pastors, and continues that involvement as a member of the Street Pastors’ Management Team in Cardiff. Prior to starting at Albany Road in September 2013, Susan was part of the Chaplaincy team at the University of South Wales, and Interim Minister at Cwmfelinfach Community Church. She is a Trustee of The Living Room Cardiff (a community of recovery from addiction), and is on the Board of Trustees of CAIS, a Wales-wide organisation supporting people with drug and alcohol addictions, and mental health issues.

Revd Tim Daniel  
Tel: 01639 643800

Tim is one of our part-time Regional Ministers.

Tim is married to Pearl and has two grown up daughters. He has been a minister for over 25 years, the last 7 of which have been at Riverside Baptist Church in Port Talbot. Amongst his work in the community he is involved in a local secure mental health hospital. He enjoys working with other churches and is committed to progressing the ecumenical work in the town. When he gets the time his two main interests are cooking (using healthy ingredients!) and developing the garden.

Revd Carl Gidney

Tel: 07582 112935

Carl is one of our part-time Regional Ministers, and introduces himself below:

‘I am known on social media as 'the Missional Monk' because I love to motivate and mentor others into Missional Spirituality. Presently my wife and I with a small missionary team, are pioneering a fresh expression of church in Cardiff Bay and a small network called Terranova.  I serve as a catalyst and trainer in evangelism and discipleship among secular spiritual seekers. I also motivate those in existing churches, interested in exploring more 'counter-intuitive' ways of being missional.

My big dream is to turn spiritual seekers into disciple-makers.

Though born in Lancashire, of Anglo-Indian descent, I have been married for 34 years to my Welsh wife called Jane. She leads our community choir in the Wales Millennium Centre through which we reach spiritual seekers.

I'm a musician and artist, with 38 years as a church Minister. I came to Christ aged 17 and went straight into Theological College.

After leaving college I began as a church planter at 21 years old, came to Cardiff City Temple in 1979 and was ordained in 1983 into the Elim Pentecostal Church of Great Britain. As well as being a Pastor, I have also worked for British Youth for Christ as a University and Schools Evangelist, Teen Challenge Wales drug rehab ministry, ministered as a Prison Chaplain and a tutor with Acorn Christian Healing Trust training others in Pastoral Skills and listening.

Jane and I have four adult children who love Jesus. I love wild walking in forests with my Narnia stick, being in coffee shops, going to the theatre, singing, and making curries for friends, neighbours and strangers.’

You can also contact these people via the Association Office.

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