Meet the team - Trustees

Gordano Valley Church is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales No 8476305 at 4 Combe Road, Portishead, North Somerset BS20 6BJ and is registered as a charity - charity number 1152104. There are four Trustees that govern the charity and the Trustees have a legal responsibility for the assets and activities of GVC.  They look after all charity compliance matters including Personnel, Finance, Health & Safety, Legal, Ownership, Child Protection etc.

John Storey - Chairman

John Storey

John married his wife Maggie in 1980 when they set up home in Portishead where they have been involved in the local church ever since.  They have two grown up daughters, Joanna and Rebecca.  John and Maggie are both Chartered Accountants.


The GVC Trustees are responsible for the stewardship of GVC assets, the administration of funds, and they have legal responsibility for all church activities, so in his role as Chair of the Trustees, his desire is to ensure that all the resources at the disposal of the Church are mobilised to help it fulfil its mission in areas of outreach, discipleship and support for the local community.

Ali Smith

Colin de-Beger

Colin moved to Portishead in 2016 when his wife joined the GVC team as Family Pioneer.

He has 3 grown up sons and has served in leadership in previous churches.

Colin has many years experience of voluntary work within churches, in roles from church treasurer to Sunday school teaching, and has spent a number of years in scouting and Boys Brigade as well as previous Trustee experience.


Colin will take on some of the Health and Safety challenges.

His leisure interests are mainly hill walking when he gets a break from working as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.