Leadership Team

The overall leadership of the Church rests with the Senior Minister and Elders.

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

Darren Roy

Senior Minister

Darren Roy is an ordained Minister.

He oversees the ministry and promotes our vision to know God.  

David Smith


David Smith serves as an Elder.

He's an encourager, a coach and an example to the flock.

Adrian Tamblyn-Watts

Centre Manager / Teacher

Adrian is a Christian teacher and our Centre Manager. He loves to make theology accessible.

Lisa Smith


Lisa is our Chaplain serving students and young adults. She loves to see young people thrive.

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 & Lisa

The Smith's lead, coach, encourage and support. They care for the underdog- that everyone may thrive. 

Paul & Karen

The Sedgwick's want to make people feel loved, welcomed and connected. Hospitality should be their middle name!

Colin & Sue

The Thornhill's aim to make everyone feel special and loved. Matthew 5:7 is their life message; mercy.

Stuart & Elizabeth

The Matthews' demonstrate God's pastoral heart and they love to see people grow into more of God's love.

Abbey Smith

Abbey leads the youth with her caring, compassionate, joyful, and Jesus-loving personality. 

Church Council

This is our board of trustees.

Their role is to ensure the charity is administered in line with our charitable purposes and legal requirements.

The current members of the Church Council are:

Darren Roy (Chair), David Smith, Lynne Matthews, Colin Thornhill, Pia Sonnek, Paul Sedgwick.

© 2020 Emmanuel Christian Centre, Mill Street, Ulverston. Ulverston Church. Registered Charity 1052196. CiC International