Leaders Team

We come in all shapes and sizes! Students, youth workers, nurses, teachers, young and not so young, from all over the country. Our Leaders Team are largely volunteers and all have a deep care for young people, a desire to see them realise more of their potential and discover more of God’s love. Every leader is a committed Christian and fully DBS checked.




Haslemere Principal

Paul Peterson is employed by the Limpsfield Trust on a part time basis to oversee Haslemere Ventures. Paul made a commitment to Christ as a teenager at Limpsfield many years ago and hasn’t really looked back. He’s been part of the overall leaders team for around 20 years, and now combines his Haslemere work with his role as Associate Minister at Christ Church in Downend, Bristol.

When he’s not at Haslemere or Vicaring he can be found wielding a cricket bat, watching live sport, or walking in the countryside. He’s passionate about seeing young people living as disciples of Christ and helping leaders to fulfil their God given potential.

Paul is contactable on: 07939 125 375



Recruitment Assistant

Lauren McCombie Smith works part time for the Limpsfield Trust promoting Haslemere to young people, youth groups and potential leaders. She was a Haslemere leader for four years before taking on the Recruitment Assistant role. Lauren is based in Guildford and also works part time as youth worker for Warlingham Methodist Church. She is an art lover and a passionate worship leader.

Lauren is available to visit your youth group or church group to promote Haslemere Ventures.

Lauren is contactable on: 07708 533 069




Carol Aitman works part time for the Limpsfield Trust as the Administrator. She deals with all the bookings and other administrative tasks.

Carol started her working life in a scientific laboratory before moving into electronics. She then worked for the Inland Revenue and remained there until she adopted her children. She was introduced to Haslemere through her children experiencing the Ventures. As a parent she quickly realised it was a very special place.

Carol is contactable on: 07766 527 117