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Staff
Simon Coupland (Vicar)

Simon & Heather Coupland

I was appointed as vicar in summer 2004, am married to Heather, and we have one daughter, Pippa.  We love being in Kingston and part of St Paul's. There's always lots going on - it's sometimes challenging, often exciting but never dull!  I have a particular heart for preaching, writing and teaching, and greatly enjoy speaking at Lee Abbey and at New Wine. In our spare time, we both love reading and writing - Heather writes Bible reading notes and I am a medieval historian, writing about the Vikings and 9th-century coinage (bizarre, I know!).  Heather also loves cooking and we all love coffee shops, where we'll often be found on days off and holidays.

 
Fiona de Quidt (Curate)

Fiona de QuidtBorn in the Highlands of Scotland, which will always be the most beautiful part of the world. I met my husband John at St Andrew's University while studying theology.  I was told in 1975 I "would be a Vicar one day!" but joined the Diplomatic Service instead… Four children and 25 years later I was ordained in October 2000 as a non-stipendiary minister. My passion is to worship God and to enable others to do the same. I am also involved with the pastoral care of the church. In my spare time I love to relax with family and friends over a good meal, sing and get creative - not necessarily all at the same time!

 
Lizzie Cronin (Children's/family worker)

Lizzie CroninI am married to John with 5 children, 3 boys and 2 girls, who keep me pretty busy! We joined St Paul’s in 2004. I lead the worship at St Paul’s and help to run our four Rainbows baby and toddler groups. Brought up in Dorking where I met John, I did a psychology degree at Bristol then qualified as a Chartered Surveyor. I enjoy reading, singing and playing the guitar.

 
Caroline Dennis (Administrator)

Caroline DennisI was born and bred in sunny South Africa. I met my husband, Andrew, shortly after I came to the UK in 2000 and we have two children.  I started coming to St Paul's in 2006 and have been involved in the creche, the Rainbows groups and various holiday clubs. I'm also part of the worship team. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, baking, reading and singing.

 
Richard Vernon (Churchwarden)

Rich VernonI was born in Nigeria, but have lived in Kingston all my life. I joined St Paul's in 2006 and am married to Lis, who plays the keyboard. I worked for local authorities as a street lighting engineer for 30 years but left in 2009 and am doing a 2-year Diploma in Psycho-dynamic Counselling. I have been in several productions at the Lantern Arts Centre in Raynes Park, and work as a volunteer Vet Auxiliary for Wildlife Aid Foundation, an animal rescue hospital in Leatherhead.

 
Stu Plumb (Curate)

I have been married to Lucy for ten years, and we have three children, Joshua, Abbie and Hannah. Before training for ordination at Trinity College in Bristol I worked as a Youth Pastor at St Paul's in Ealing and more recently as a Worship Pastor at St Mary's in Reigate. In my spare time I enjoy playing football (I support West Ham), reading and occasionally drinking a good red wine. I recently ran the Bristol half marathon and harbour dreams of one day running the London marathon!

 
Jen Burtenshaw (Youth Pastor)

Jen BurtenshawI was born and bred not very far away in Surrey, and when I'm not at St Paul's I work as a gardener. I am also studying for a Foundation Degree in Youth Ministry and School Chaplaincy, which keeps me pretty busy! I'm a passionate vegetarian, a keen cook, a great tea drinker, and I love to read, visit my friends both near and far, and spend time with my family and our enormous dog, Dixie.

 
Sam Prosser (Childrens, family & youth intern)

Sam ProsserI grew up in Leyland in Lancashire, spent last year at a church in Norwich and now I'm interning at St Paul's (until July 2017!). Alongside the internship I am doing the New Wine Discipleship Year which involves frequently meeting with other interns from the London area and learning how to become a better disciple of Jesus. I have 3 sisters and am passionate about children and young people ministries! In my spare time I enjoy photography, writing, playing the drums and singing.

 
Fiona Cole (Churchwarden)

I was born in Scotland and moved to England over 20 years ago. My husband Richard and I moved to Kingston in 2000 and have two sons, Christopher and Euan. I've worked mainly in marketing strategy and planning and in my spare time love reading, exercise and improving my decorating and sewing skills! Joining St Paul’s in 2007, I'm a member of two home groups (hosting the Roots group) and enjoy serving as duty officer and on the welcome team.