Meet the Team

Our team is made up of people from a range of backgrounds and professions, creating a fun, down-to-earth and faith-filled atmosphere within the association. The team has a combined wealth of wisdom and life experience, and a passion for both God and people.

They are dedicated to growing healthy churches in relationship for God's mission.

The Association team works closely with the Board of Trustees of the South Wales Baptist Association

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Revd Mark Fairweather-Tall

Regional Minister: Team Leader

Mark joined the Association in 2020 having previously served as minister in two churches: Pershore Baptist Church (2000-2006) and Norwich Central Baptist Church (2006-2020). He was a Minister-in-Training at Regents Park College, Oxford (2000-2003) and prior to that taught Economics and Business Studies.

Contact Mark here


Mrs Karen Kaneen

Association Administrator  and Company Secretary

Karen started work for the association in January 2019. She is the voice on the end of the phone in the association office, and deals with enquiries and office admin. 

Contact Karen here

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Kath Needham

Safeguarding Lead

Kath is the Partnership Safeguarding Lead for Webnet, the South Wales Baptist Association and the South West Baptist Association. She is a qualified Social Worker and, for over 20 years, has been working predominantly in adult social care in both the voluntary and statutory sector. 

Contact Kath here


Revd Naomi Dickerson

Renew Welling Co-ordinator / Advocate

Naomi has a real heart for people and helping them in their explorations of faith and discipleship and considers it a privilege to be allowed to walk alongside others at times of great highs, lows and everything in between.

Contact Naomi here