EMBA Staff Team

Revd Mark Clay - Regional Team Leader

Before being appointed as the EMBA Team Leader in 2016, Mark served for 23 years as Senior Pastor at Whetstone Baptist Church in Leicester. 

He is married to Karen, has two grown up children and a growing number of grandchildren who he loves to spoil whenever he gets the chance!

Mark is a lifelong Leeds United supporter, but his main passion is to see people come into a living relationship with Jesus Christ and to see churches grow and flourish.  He enjoys cooking, eating out and holidays in sunny places!

Please note: Mark is on sabbatical from Monday 18th July until Tuesday 2nd November 2022.  During this time Mark will not be checking his emails.

Contact Nick Ashton or Mike Fegredo if you need to speak to a Regional Minister during this period.

Email Mark or phone 07975 863 772


Revd Mike Fegredo - Regional Minister

Mike worked with Lindsay Park Baptist Church, Altrincham Baptist Church and in student ministry before taking up the pastorate of Ruddington Baptist Church, where he served for 18 years.  He has served full time as a Regional Minister since 2012.

He has a passion for mission and spirituality. He is married to Sarah, also a Baptist Minister, and they have two grown up children. Mike loves walking in wild places and is most at home in the mountains.

Email Mike or phone 07972 350 242


Revd Dr Nick Ashton - Regional Minister

Before training as a Baptist Minister, Nick studied medical microbiology at Surrey University. He began to explore his call to ministry at Guildford Baptist church and studied theology, church planting and evangelism at Spurgeon’s College.

He has been the minister at Cove Baptist Church (Hampshire) and Melton Mowbray (Leicestershire). He has a doctorate from London School of Theology exploring Baptist theology and ecclesiology in contemporary culture. He is passionate about the church rediscovering who it is and what it is for. After 13 years at Melton, he joined the EMBA in September 2018 as a Regional Minister.

Email Nick or phone 07399 660 047


Mrs Becky Nicholls - Administrative Lead/PA to RTL

Becky grew up in Lancashire, moving to Nottingham after completing a psychology degree at York University.  She is married to Matt and they have two primary-aged children. 

Becky joined the EMBA Team in 2007 and has administrative responsibility for EMBA AGM’s, the EMBA board of Directorsgrantssafeguarding and recruitment. 

Becky is company secretary for the EMBA and East Midland Baptist Trust Company (EMBTC), and also PA to the Regional Team Leader.

Email Becky or phone 07763 401 793


Mrs Gill McNab - Administrative Assistant

Gill grew up in South London and lived for many years in Buckinghamshire before moving to Leicestershire in 2021.

SHe is married with three grown up sons.  In her spare time Gill likes to visit historic houses with gardens and enjoys working in her own small garden.

Gill joined the EMBA team in June 2022 and her main areas of respnsibility are maintianing the smooth running of the EMBA office, MRC and NAMS administration, administration of Rooted events and Re:Imagine and the maintenance of the EMBA database.

Email Gill or phone 07483 119 627