Leadership Team

The overall leadership of the church rests with the Senior Minister and other ministers of the Church Council.

Other leaders are responsible for the day-to-day management and ministry. 

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Darren Roy

Senior Minister

Revd Darren Roy is a free-church minister with local and national responsibilities. He oversees the team, mission and ministry, and promotes our vision to know God.

Lisa Smith

Chaplain (Students & Young Adults)

Lisa is a chaplain serving students and young adults. She loves to see people thrive and is an advocate for mental wellbeing which she promotes with Be Me Project.

Elder David Smith
David Smith


David is an elder at Emmanuel. He's known as an encourager and coach, and his disciplined life is an example to the church here. 

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Adrian Tamblyn-Watts

Christian Teacher

Adrian is an Ephesians 4:11 teacher serving in the South African Theological Seminary and ECC's school of ministry.

House Group Leaders

House Group leaders are at the heart of life at our Church in Ulverston. They aim to foster a sense of community by providing opportunities for members to build relationships, grow spiritually, receive support, pray and learn.

David and Lisa Smith

David & Lisa

House-group Leaders

The Smith's encourage, coach and support. They care for the underdog, for people's wellbeing, and they want everyone to thrive.

Stuart Matthews & Elizabeth

Stuart & Elizabeth

House-group Leaders

The Matthews' demonstrate a pastoral heart. They love to see people grow into a closer walk with God and more of His love.

Abbey Smith

Abbey Smith

Youth Leader

Abbey leads the youth with her caring, compassionate, joyful, and Jesus-loving personality. She has a heart for the whole church.

Colin & Sue Thornhill

Colin & Sue

House-group Leaders

The Thornhill's aim to make everyone feel special and loved. Matthew 5:7 is their life message; showing mercy (acts of kindness).

Paul Sedgwick Karen Sedgwick

Paul & Karen

House-group Leaders

The Sedgwick's want to make people feel loved, welcomed and connected. Hospitality and servanthood are gifts they display. 

Go Team

Church Council

The board of trustees

The current board is Darren Roy, David Smith, Colin Thornhill, Paul Sedgwick and Andrew Wright. 

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