The South Wales Baptist Association has a Trustee board made up of members elected by churches of SWaBA at our Association Day.

As a registered charity, we have a governing document which sets out key information about how we will operate and how we will go about our work. This governing document has been agreed by our member churches.

Our Trustees (apart from the Regional Ministers) are unpaid and are elected by the Association AGM. The Trustees have the legal responsibility for the management of the charity, and are the key body for determining strategy, policy and direction. Day-to-day management of the charity is delegated by the Trustees to the Regional Ministry Staff.


They meet about six times a year, and invite people to join them to advise them on particular matters.


The Key Role Nominations Team takes a lead in discovering, discerning and recognising key leaders to serve in various ways within the SWaBA, including identifying possible new Trustees.  For more information about the Team, or to make a nomination, please click here.

We also are in relationship with Baptist Together and are represented on the Core Leadership Team by Rev'd Mark Fairweather-Tall; we are also represented on the Baptist Together Council which meets twice a year (reps below).

As an Association we take an active role on Round-Table groups within the Baptist Movement - these representatives act as an advocate for those areas within the SWaBA and keep an active link between the association and Baptist Together.

South Wales Baptist Association Trustee's

Rev'd Peter Idris Taylor


Rev'd Mark Fairweather-Tall

Regional Minister: Team Leader

Mrs Karen Kaneen


Mr Tony Naudi


Mr David Powell

incoming Treasurer 

Miss Patricia Wiltshire

Safeguarding Lead

Rev'd Dr Graham Watts

Mr Gerwyn Miles

Rev'd Jon Davis

Mrs Rebekah Vincent-Newson

Revd Gareth Davidson

People who Represent South Wales Baptist Association in our wider Baptist Movement 

Rev'd Mark Fairweather-Tall

Part of Baptists Together Core Leadership Team &  Council

Rev'd Peter Idris Taylor

Part of Baptists Together Council

Rev'd Hayley Young

Part of Baptists Together Core Leadership Team; Council; Mission Forum & Young Adults Round-Table

Rev'd Emma Mohr

Part of Baptists Together Children, Youth & Families Round-Table; South Wales Baptist College Trustee

Miss Laura Watkins

Part of the BMS World Mission  Council

Revd Chris Lewis

Director of the Baptist Union Corporation representing South Wales

Jennie Weaver and John McGarrigle

Part of BUEN - Baptist Union Environment Network

South Wales Baptist Association 

54 Richmond Road, Cardiff, CF24 3UR

Tel: +44 02920 491 366