PEOPLE

Our church is lead by a team of elders, 

supported by the deacons and the staff team

Elders

James Midwinter
James joined Emmanuel in 2017 and is one of our
full-time elders. He is particularly responsible for our Sunday ministry, and helps oversee our evangelism and women’s ministries. In his spare time, James enjoys his family, sports, and music. He and his wife, Hannah, have three girls.
Matthew Seymour
Matthew joined Emmanuel in 2018 and serves as a full-time elder alongside James. They share the majority of the preaching ministry at our services. He helps to oversee our home fellowship groups, student ministry and children & youth work. He is married to Naomi and they have three boys. His hobbies include non-time pressured DIY, indoor rowing and watching sports.
Richard Cole
Richard joined Emmanuel in 1991 and joined the eldership in 2018. He leads the Men's Ministry team and has a heart for supporting church family life. Richard and his wife Fiona have six children, two dogs, and a cat, and when they get time love to be in the great outdoors, walking and camping.
Andy Fry
Andy has been at Emmanuel since moving back to the UK from New Zealand in 2002. He has been involved in many ministries, but is now mainly focused on evangelism, often running evangelistic events, and Men's Ministry. He also heads up the IT team for the church and is heavily involved in the AV/Media
Tim Fry
Tim joined Emmanuel in 1995 when he moved to the area as a graduate. He has responsibility for the Children and Youth work and leads a home group. Tim works for an international engineering and project management consultancy in the construction sector. He is married to Claire, and they have two girls at university and a son at school.
Bryan Jarvis
Bryan is a founder member of Emmanuel Church. Now retired and a grandfather, his working life has been in agricultural education and with his wife Gill, raising a family of three daughters and a son who are all married and serving the Lord where He has called them.
Andy Pryce
Andy became an elder in 2012. He is involved in evangelism, relocation and is part of the music group. Andy leads a Home Group and regularly leads Sunday services. He is married to Jan and has three grown up daughters. Andy is a primary school teacher and uses some of his holidays to lead beach teams.
Oliver Thompson
Oliver has attended Emmanuel for over 20 years and oversees the door to door visitation team reaching out to the local community in Leamington Spa with home visits. Oliver also helps lead the welcome team and Warwick Home Fellowship group. Oliver is a local Estate Agent and married to Helen. They have 4 children.
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Deacons

Tim Ive
Tim has been a member of Emmanuel Church since the late 1980s, He is married with three grown up children. He is a Civil Engineer and works for the Environment Agency.
Joe Jarvis
Joe is our current chair of deacons. He has been a member since 1993. Joe has particular responsibility for the minibus and the AV team and is currently chair of deacons.
Richard Spencer
Richard has been a member of Emmanuel church since 2015. Is is married to Laura and has one daughter as of 2019. Richard serves as a deacon and volunteers with Oak Hall and CrossTeach. Richard works for Marks and Spencer as a Programme Manager within Logistics
Matt Lucas
Matt has been a member of the church for the past 14 years since moving back to the area with his family. He works as a Physics teacher, and leads our treasury team.
Alastair Wheatcroft
Alastair joined Emmanuel in 2007, along with is wife Jenny and has three children. Alastair works full time as a paramedic in the Cotswolds, and enjoys helping on the family farm. He has responsibility for buildings maintenance.
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Staff team

James Midwinter
Matthew Seymour
Alison Cox
Alison works part time as our administrator. Amongst many other things, she creates our regular bulletin, mission newsletters and prayer diary.
Leo Lucas
Leo works part-time as publicity adminsitrator, and part-time as our Women's Ministry Worker - seeking to equip and encourage the women of our church family to grow and use their gifts.
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