Our church is led by a team of elders,
supported by the deacons and the staff team
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 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 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 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 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.
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 has attended Emmanuel for over 25 years and oversees the Missions team which supports local, national and international mission partners. Oliver also leads the Warwick Home Fellowship group. Oliver is at local estate agent and married to Helen. They have four children.
James joined Emmanuel in 2015, and the eldership in 2023. He has been involved in a number of ministries including youth work and music. James works as a music teacher and school chaplain. He and his wife Amy have two young daughters.
Joe has been part of Emmanuel Church since it started in 1985 (when he was very young!) Joe has enjoyed being able to serve in youth ministry and the diaconate over the years and joined the eldership in 2023. He is married to Ali and they have 4 daughters. Joe works in the civil service and if he gets spare time enjoys DIY and being outdoors.
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.
Gareth has been a deacon since summer 2020 and is links with the media team.
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.
Derek and his wife, Mary, moved to Leamington Spa during Covid and became members in 2022. We enjoy calling Emmanuel our home.
Alison works part time as our administrator. Amongst many other things, she creates our regular bulletin, mission newsletters and prayer diary.
Lucy and her husband Simeon joined Emmanuel in 2018. In 2021, Lucy joined the staff team and works specifically on design, communication, and administration.
Rachel, in 2022, joined the staff team as our Children and Youth worker. She is married to Ben and a mum to their little boy.
Jamie started attending Emmanuel as a student in 2020. After graduating in 2023 he joined the staff as the Student Ministry Trainee and works to support the students who settle at Emmanuel alongside the student ministry team.
Helen joined Emmanuel in 2010 and is one of our Woman’s Ministry Coordinators. Helen is married to Stuart and they have three children. She enjoys bikes, books and coffee.
Ruth joined Emmanuel in 1999 and is one of our Women's Ministry Coordinators. Ruth is married Dave and they have 3 daughters. She enjoys gardening, problems/puzzles, and being creative.