• Julian Hardyman 3

    Julian Hardyman

    Senior Pastor

    Send Julian an email

    Julian was born near Windsor in 1964. Brought up in a Christian family, he became a Christian through the Christian Union at his secondary school. He read English at New College, Oxford, also serving on the CU Executive Committee, and then studied at the London College of Printing before working in the printing and publishing industries. This included more than two years working for the notorious Robert Maxwell, though Julian did get all his pension contributions back in the end.

    In 1991 after working as Production Manager at IVP, the Christian publishers, he joined the staff of Cornerstone Evangelical Church, Nottingham as Church Manager and Pastoral Assistant. From 1993-1996 he studied at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago, USA for an M.Div. After graduation in 1996 he joined the staff of Eden as Associate Pastor.

    Julian was appointed as Senior Pastor of Eden in September 2002.

    In 1989 Julian married Debbie, who is a community dentist. Their three children, Robin, Fiona and Kitty, were born in 1993, 1995 and 2000. Julian has published two books: Maximum Life: All for the glory of God and Idols: God’s battle for our hearts (See bibliography). After years as a trustee on the boards of UCCF and IVP, he is currently on the Trust Board of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. Outside work, Julian runs a lot, including the odd marathon. He also enjoys walking with his border collie dog, painting with oils, political biographies, and opera. He cherishes an ambition to eat in every Cambridge college hall.

  • Steve Auld

    Steve Auld

    Assistant Pastor

    Send Steve an email

    Steve is from Northern Ireland and was brought up in a Christian home. He made a simple commitment to follow Jesus when he was very young but only seriously started to own this commitment for himself when he was around seventeen years of age.
    He studied Social Anthropology and Philosophy at Queens University in Belfast while leading a small student bible study in the house he shared. Alongside this Steve played rugby at various levels and had the privilege of playing for the Irish U19 team in the U19 rugby world cup.

    In 2005 after a short stint working for the Ulster Bank Steve became the youth worker in Elmwood Presbyterian Church in Lisburn, Northern Ireland where he served for four years. In the midst of those years Steve married Lynsey who was just finishing her degree in fine and applied art at Belfast Art College. In 2009 Steve and Lynsey left Northern Ireland and served as missionaries in Northern Madagascar from 2009-2011. Then from 2011-2014 Steve studied for his M.Div at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago, U.S.A. and attended Crossway Community Church in Wisconsin. During this time Lynsey gave birth to Hudson in Feb 2012 and Elliot in May 2013. In the midst of his final year Steve was called to come on staff at Eden as assistant pastor and took up his responsibilities in August 2014.

    Steve is passionate about living life to the full and enjoys wrestling with his boys, eating manly food, rugby, fishing and reading.

  • Genevieve Jennings

    Genevieve Jennings

    Pastoral worker

    Send Genevieve an email

    Genevieve comes from London and studied English Literature and Italian at Leeds University. After graduating, she worked as a Technical Author for five years at a computer company in Dunstable. It was there that she heard the gospel for the first time, becoming a Christian in 1984. She subsequently joined a local church, West Street Baptist Church, and attended the Bible College attached to it.

    She went to Japan in 1991 with Worldwide Evangelisation for Christ (WEC International) and, after studying Japanese for two years, worked in evangelism and pastoral care. She lived in Hikone and in the university city of Kyoto, which is the cultural capital of Japan. When back in the UK, she was on the staff team at West Street.

    Genevieve likes art exhibitions, reading, swimming and coffee-shops and, above all, knowing Jesus!

  • Ruth Tricker

    Ruth Tricker


    Send Ruth an email

    Ruth is a qualified teacher and has taught in a primary school in Calne, Wiltshire and also English as a Foreign Language to both adults and children in Portugal. She was involved in everything from cleaning to cooking in a conference centre in Seaton, Devon and at Wycliffe Bible Translators in High Wycombe she did administration, conference centre work and looked after international volunteers. Most recently she has worked for the Jubilee Centre, Cambridge and in administration and finance for Romsey Mill Youth and Community Centre in Cambridge.

    Ruth took up her post as church administrator in July 2004, having previously served the church as a deacon. Her brother David is one of Eden’s elders.

  • Craig Summers

    Craig Summers

    Student Worker

    Send Craig an email

    Craig was born and raised in the Black Country. Staying true to his industrial heritage he became an engineer, studying at Clare College until 2009. Upon graduating he completed an apprenticeship at Eden Baptist Church, before diving into industry to make things that go ‘pop’, go ‘bang’ and occasionally go wrong. In 2012 he signed on as a student worker with Eden, but still takes things apart at every opportunity.

    Craig is married to Heather, and they have two little boys who are objectively the cutest children in the world. When he isn’t hanging out with students in coffee shops or changing nappies, Craig enjoys mountain biking, playing the bassoon, long walks and a really good single malt.

  • Ali Campbell Smith 2

    Ali Campbell Smith

    Youth Worker

    Send Ali an email

    Ali was born in Surrey and lived there for most of her childhood apart from 2 years in San Francisco. She first came to Cambridge as an undergraduate in 2003 and has been at Eden ever since. In 2007 Ali joined the staff at Eden as a Church Assistant for a year, before returning to postgraduate study in Chemistry. Having continued throughout this time to be involved with the young people’s ministry at Eden, she then spent 3 years working part-time in Cambridge while also training part-time to do youth work at Oak Hill College in London. She was delighted to return to the staff team at Eden in September 2014 as Eden’s Youth Worker. 

    When not working, Ali enjoys making music, exploring the local countryside by bike and spending time with friends. Secretly she’s still a bit of a chemistry geek and would be delighted to help you with your science homework. 

  • Sara Reid

    Sara Reid

    Children’s Worker

    Send Sara an email

    Sara was born in Nigeria and brought up in Northamptonshire before coming to Cambridge as a student and new Christian in 1983. She studied Spanish and French at Gonville & Caius College before completing a PGCE and working as a primary school teacher locally.

    She married Doug (an electronic design engineer) in 1989 and they have three children - Alice, Phil and Matthew. Since having children, she has worked as a supply teacher, registered childminder and in a pre-school.

    Sara enjoys walking, gardening, reading and wild open spaces.

  • Tom Ainge

    Church Apprentice

  • Tim Crowter

    Church Apprentice


The role of elders at Eden is explained here.


The role of deacons at Eden is explained here.

  • Pat Blake

    Pat Blake

    Misson, Fellowship

  • Caroline Eade

    Caroline Eade

    Contracts, legal

  • Shirley Ellerton

    Shirley Ellerton

    Catering, Manse

  • Stefan Kaye

    Stefan Kaye

    Vice-chair, website, projection

    Send Stefan an email

  • Manny Kemp

    Manny Kemp


  • Tim Nolan

    Tim Nolan

    Maintenance, IT

  • Antony Senner

    Antony Senner


  • Tom Sparrow

    Tom Sparrow

  • Rachel Watson

    Rachel Watson

  • Nick Widdowson

    Nick Widdowson