Associates

Les Smith - I.T. Consultant / Advisor

Les is very active in broom tree providing I.T. and media support.  Les was employed in the I.T. sector for many years and has been self-employed in other business interests.  Les is married to Amanda and has 2 children.  In his spare time, Les enjoys computer gaming and is very competitive.  

He has a strong spiritual gift of showing mercy and empathises with the hurting.  He is contributing to the development of the companion ministry where those with personal experience of mental health problems come alongside others.   Les plays a significant role in the running of our social group and has a reputation for creating and facilitating creative quizzes and computer based game shows. 

Les says "broom tree is very important to me. This group has changed my life for the better. It has been a gateway for me to get back into the church community which has had an amazing effect on my life. broom tree helps people with mental health problems to connect with the church, which is an awesome thing. I feel very privileged and blessed to be a part of such a group. It's my aim to see broom tree life groups in other churches."
Wayne Whiteside
Rose Guiver
Charlie Hart
Les Smith

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broomtree is led with input from a diverse team of experienced associates from within the church, those with personal experience of mental illness, NHS mental health chaplaincy and general management. 

Since its conception, broom tree has been incorporated into the ministry of Darlington Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Rodney Breckon and now under our new ministers Vicky and Barry Thompson.

Below are details of the current broom tree leaders: