Elim's national women's ministry that seeks to encourage women to be all that God has called them to be and to equip them to fulfil His purposes.
Aspire seeks to encourage women in Elim to be salt and light for Jesus - who reach, inspire, support and equip others.
Reach and connect with women in local churches and the wider community
Inspire women to fufil their potential and make a difference in their sphere of influence
Support women in achieving their dreams and goals
Equip women through teacing and ministry to fulfil the puposes of God in their lives
Aspire is run by a small and committed team. We are passionate about serving God, and supporting His women of influence within our Movement.
Leanne is married to Darren and has two children, Abigail and Jack. Although originally from Cardiff she currently serves alongside her husband who pastors the Elim Church in Salisbury. Leanne's passion is to equip, encourage and enable women to rise up in their giftings and callings.
Jem Chesman is a member of Aspire’s National team. Jem is Assistant Pastor at City Gates, a thriving Church based in Ilford. One of Jem’s greatest joys is to work with women of all ages, from all backgrounds. She is a passionate communicator who thrives on encouraging and equipping women to realise their incredible value and to fulfil their God-given potential! Jem loves being married to Pete and a mum to Reuben.
Julia has worked alongside her husband Steve, at City Gates, a thriving multi-national Elim Church in East London for over 21 years. A staff member at City Gates, Julia is passionate about building “City Women,” a ministry reaching all women, of all nations and ages, through different expressions. She is a mum of 3 young adult children and a very proud grandmother.
Beryl is married to James and is mum to Jonny, Alice and Niall. They pastor the Elim Church in Glasgow Scotland. She’s a gifted speaker and worship leader with a heart for women. She enjoys being with her family, walking in the countryside and writing songs with an old guitar!
Julia was married at 19 and widowed at 30, being left with three little boys. After becoming a Christian, Julia met and married Simon and together they have two daughters. Julia now works alongside Simon and they lead Elim Church Newcastle. After living in failure for over 30 years God stepped in and set her free and since then she has been on an amazing journey with Him.
Jo is married to Justin and they have 2 sons. Jo is on the pastoral team at the Elim Lighthouse Church in Manchester. She is a trained speech and Language therapist and holds conferences in her field. She also speaks at Women's events and runs the women's ministry , warrior women, at the Lighthouse Church.
Kate is married to Dan and they have two daughters. They attend the Elim Church in Cardiff where Kate regularly preaches. Kate is a primary school teacher and also co runs ' Truth not Trash' - a clothing brand that displays positive truth statements . Kate speaks at Women's events and conferences and is is a great communicator. She is passionate about reaching this generation with the Love of Jesus.
Beki is wife to Mike and mum to Judah and Asa. She serves on the team at Elim Northampton as Assistant Pastor and also leads the women’s department heading up their DARE conference. As well as her heart for Women , Beki’s passionate about people finding home in the local church.
Jackie is married to Dave and they lead the Elim Church in Romsey. They have one daughter. Jackie is very involved in Church life and leads the women's ministry at the Church. She also speaks at Women's events and is known for her creative gifting.
Katie is an advocate for hope, she has a really heart for women and the healing of the broken-hearted. Katie is passionate about people and is involved in local community projects through her church Plymouth Christian Centre, where she leads the Women’s Ministry. Katie and her husband Paul, the associate minister, have been married for 16 years and have two girls Amelia and Olivia.