Leadership & Staff

Hugh Thresher (Operations Manager)

Hugh was brought up in North London and Hertfordshire, he left school at 16 and had a number of jobs including a year in the Hertfordshire Constabulary. He completed an electrical apprenticeship, and then went back to college in Bristol intending to join the Merchant Navy as a Radio Operator. Instead, something much better happened and he met his future wife Sue. They moved to Reading when Hugh joined BT. In 1990 they were baptised at Carey. Many years later Hugh took early retirement from BT and, in September 2019, took up the role of Operational Manager at Carey. Sue and Hugh have a daughter, Catherine who is married and living in Cardiff, and a son, Jonathan who attends Carey.


Dorothy Yuille (Admin Support)

Dorothy works part-time in the church office. She is married to Jeremy and has four children and various livestock. They attend Coley Park Baptist Church, and Carey in the evenings.


Hannah Swanepoel (Admin Support)

Hannah is married to Jake and they have three children. She has been attending Carey for many years and joined the team in the office in 2018.



Abigail Knight (Admin Support)

Abigail grew up in Essex before moving to Reading to study for a BSc in Physical Geography. She started coming to Carey on her first Sunday in Reading and has loved being a part of the church family ever since. Whilst at university, Abigail was very involved with the Christian Union, serving for a year as a small group leader, and then for a year as the secretary. Having fallen in love with Reading, she stuck around after graduating and started working in the Carey church office.


Contact the office here: office@careybaptistchurch.org.uk