PEOPLE

Our church is led by a team of elders, 

supported by the deacons and the staff team

Elders

James Midwinter
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.

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Matthew Seymour
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.

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Richard Cole
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.

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Andy Fry
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

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Tim Fry
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.

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Bryan Jarvis
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.

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Andy Pryce
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.

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Oliver Thompson
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

Joe Jarvis
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.

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Tim Ive
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.

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Gareth Nash
Gareth Nash

Gareth has been a deacon since summer 2020 and is links with the media team.

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Alastair Wheatcroft
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
James Midwinter
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Matthew Seymour
Matthew Seymour
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Alison Cox
Alison Cox

Alison works part time as our administrator. Amongst many other things, she creates our regular bulletin, mission newsletters and prayer diary.

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Lucy Howlett
Lucy Howlett

Lucy and her husband Simeon joined Emmanuel in 2019. In 2021, Lucy joined the staff team and works specifically on design, communication, and administration.

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