Who's Who

Jim Bathgate

Elder

Jim originates from Scotland but has lived and worked in Matlock as a family doctor for over 30 years. He has served as an elder and trustee in the church for most of this time, accepting the main responsibility for facilitating the Sunday Services and overseeing the teaching programme. He preaches regularly, and in 2012 gained the Theological Studies Award from London School of Theology. He is married to Dorothy, a retired schools’ inspector and they have one married daughter. In his free time he enjoys walking, gardening and watching Scotland play rugby!

Jeremy Beckett

Elder

Jeremy was born in Pakistan to Christian missionary parents but soon learned that this does not make you a Christian or guarantee salvation.  He was converted and baptised as a teenager, but due to a rebellious spirit renounced his faith in 1981.  He learned the hard way that the Lord does not let go those who are His and was restored to fellowship in 1991.  Jeremy retired in 2017 after 41 years teaching:  39 of those as a special needs teacher, with the last 17 of these as an advisory teacher in special needs technology.  Jeremy is married to Janet who retired from the deputy headship of a special school in 2018.  Retirement has given opportunity to be involved in the regular weekly activities of the fellowship and oversight of the Pastoral needs of its members.

Alan Kitchen

Elder

Alan is retired, having had a career in education. He is recently married to Annie, having lost his first wife in 2015. They have four grown-up children (two each).   Alan has been an Elder and Trustee for much of his time at Steep Turnpike. He is currently Church Treasurer, and has been involved in youth work. Recently he has helped with commercial-scale catering at youth camps and a Christian charity. He preaches occasionally and helps with a number of regular activities in the church.   He has several interests, including wildlife, gardening, walking and various creative pursuits.

Paul White

Elder

Paul works as a community nurse in Matlock. He is married to Susan and they have two grown up Daughters. He was privileged to grow up in a Christian family and was converted at a young age. In the mid 1990’s he studied Theology part time with the Evangelical Movement of Wales at Bryntirion Bridgend. At STEC he jointly oversees Home Bible Study Groups, organises the Church Library and regularly preaches both at home and away. He has a passion for Christian books, Theology, history and hymns.

Anthea Ferguson

Admin Team

Anthea has lived in Matlock for nearly 25 years and been a member of STEC for over 16. Married to Gary, and with one grown-up daughter, she works at the Royal Derby Hospital as the Ultrasound Clinical Manager responsible for training, education and transfomation. A member of the Admin Team for over 10 years, Anthea is also involved with Sunday Club, Stroll Inn and helping with lots of other church events. 

Family time, friends and travel are at the top of her list in terms of R and R, along with gardening, walking and watching sport.

Nigel Goldsmith

Admin Team

Nigel has lived for most of his life in London and Windsor, where he worked for 38 years as a Cabinet Maker to H.M.The Queen until his retirement in 2016. He was brought up in a Christian home and was converted as a teenager at a Huddersfield for Christ meeting. Over the years he has served in various roles in the Church and currently helps out with many of the practical tasks and weekly activities. He is married to Julia and they have  three grown up daughters. He loves gardening, cooking, swimming and hiking around the Peak District.

Julia Goldsmith

Admin Team

Julia is a newcomer to the area, having moved up to the Peak District to work at Chatsworth House in 2016. She is married to Nigel, and they have three grown up daughters. She had the privilege of being brought up in a Christian family and accepted Jesus as her Saviour as a child. She plays the piano as part of the music team.

In her free time, she enjoys walking, cycling and checking out the many coffee establishments in the beautiful Peak District.

Rosalind Kawalek

Admin Team

Rosalind is married to Andy with whom she shares 3 grown-up sons and 3 grandchildren. Originally from London, she has lived in Matlock for over 30 years and works for a charity as a travel trainer for students with special needs. Within the church context, Rosalind takes responsibility for the monthly free lunch club, Stroll Inn, and hosts one of the bible study groups with Andy. She also helps organise the Prayer Tree and is a member of the team which arranges occasional events for women, including afternoon teas. Rosalind enjoys watching sport - especially cricket - walking, singing, reading, baking, entertaining and meeting up with friends.