Our Team

We currently have a vacancy at St John’s! This means we are currently in the process of selecting a new vicar for St John’s.



Rev Jenn Riddlestone, Curate – Jenn moved to Egham in June 2015 from Durham, where she had been studying theology and training for ministry. Before ordination Jenn studied for a degree in Maths and has had various jobs including teaching assistant, cleaner and postman. Jenn is married to Andy and has two children.
Rachel Upcott, Children and Families Worker – Rachel was brought up in the Midlands. She moved south to train as a dance teacher in secondary schools. She has lived in Egham since 1985 and has been involved in children’s work at St. Johns since 1990 and has completed the Diocesan Certificate in Children’s Ministry. Rachel is married to Robin and is mother to five children, 4 cats and at present two puppets called John and Cookie.
JohnnyJohnny Sheppard – Worship Creative Team  Leader – AV – Johnny joined St Johns back in 2000 when he started University at Royal Holloway. After graduating, he worked as the Student worker at St John’s for a year and was involved with website development for the church. He now works in IT for a local company. He’s been a long term member of the Worship Creative Team, and has always loved being involved with the technology side of things. He’s married to Sacha and has a young son.
Chris Matthews, Executive Secretary – I have been a member at St John’s since 2000. I am now retired from my work as CE of two London charities and act as the Vicar’s Executive Assistant which involves carrying out a range of administrative tasks for the parish.  I serve as a member of Virginia Lodge Management Committee which oversees the work of St John’s at Virginia Lodge.   I am married to Linda and we have a son and a daughter and six wonderful grandchildren
Carol Peters, Pastoral Team Leader – I have been involved at St. Johns since moving to Egham in 1982. As a warden I undertook the Growing Leaders Course and am now Pastoral Team Leader, having taken the Diocesan training course. I love being involved in the community with a part time job in a local primary school. I am married to Chris and we have 3 boys. Our leisure time as a family includes attending Fulham Football Club as Season ticket holders.
 Veronica Cresswell, Administrator and Warden – Veronica has enjoyed attending St John’s since she moved to Egham over 20 years ago, during which time her two children were born and have grown up in Egham.  She is married to Steve who has four children.  As well as having worked in the Church Office for ten years, she is also a Life Group leader and Unit Leader at 2nd Egham (St John’s) Guides.
 Dal Hettiarachi, Assistant Administrator – I have been coming to St John’s for about 14 years and have been involved with Children’s work in the past. I am now one of the leaders of Home Oasis as well as being part time administrator.  I am married to Sam Senanayake, and we have two sons.  In my spare time I’m a counsellor at a Christian Counselling agency in Camberley, and enjoy cardmaking!