Mark Ainsworth – Head of Centre
Whilst co-founding and helping manage a successful IT company, Mark shared the love of Jesus as a schools worker for 18 years in primary and secondary schools. This included leading residential trips to an activity centre, and being a governor of three schools.Mark moved to Bassenfell in August 2009 as the Centre Manager. In July 2017 he took over the role of Head of Centre, providing overall lead for the running of Bassenfell, ministry to guests and the wider community, and instructing various outdoor activities . He is a member of BCU (British Canoe Union), BMC (British Mountaineering Council) and IOL (Institute of Outdoor Learning).
Debbie Ainsworth – Hospitalitiy Manager
Debbie had a biological career and gained an MSc in immunology, before looking after their own children and leading childrens clubs. She supported Mark in his ministry and was actively involved in church children and youth groups. Debbie has always enjoyed catering and has a flair for art and crafts.
Debbie's main role is supervising the housekeeping, and heading up the catering for school groups and our holiday weeks. She has a Level 2 award for food safety in catering, and has completed food allergy training.