Who's Who

Team

Josh Heather

Woking Pastor

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Josh Heather

Woking Pastor

Josh is married to Em and they have a son called Jackson, and together they lead Emmaus Rd Woking. Josh was the Associate Minister at an Anglican Church just outside Southampton for nearly three years before relocating to Woking. He has degree from Oxford (Brookes) and has completed one year at Bethel School of Ministry, currently he is studying for a Diploma in Kingdom Theology at Westminster Theological Collage. Josh is passionate about seeing people walking in freedom and living life to the full.

Emma Heather

Woking Pastor

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Emma Heather

Woking Pastor

Em is an amazing mum to Jackson (4) and leads Emmaus Rd Woking with her husband Josh. She is currently the Operations Manager for a charity in Southampton which works to support women in prostitution. Em is passionate about people, and seeing them step into their destinies.

Adam Heather

Evening Service

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Adam Heather

Evening Service

Adam has been part of Emmaus Rd for several years and he leads our evening service along with his wife Hannah. Adam heads up operations for the global 24-7 Prayer movement. Adam is a graduate from Southampton University and also from training at Bethel Church in Redding, California.

Hannah Heather

Evening Service

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Hannah Heather

Evening Service

Hannah heads up the Vision Course for 24-7 Prayer. She is originally from Northern Ireland and has also lived in St Andrews, Scotland where she studied theology under NT Wright. She is a regular speaker and Bible teacher at Emmaus Rd. Hannah is married to Adam and together they lead the evening meeting at Emmaus.

Erik Jespersen

Social Transformation

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Erik Jespersen

Social Transformation

Erik and his wife Rebecca moved to Woking as missionaries over 20 years ago. With a dedication to seeing God’s people demonstrate God’s love in tangible ways, they have kick-started lots of crazy ventures and projects. This includes founding The Lighthouse – a huge derelict building now turned into a vibrant hub that cultivates community transformation through various innovative projects. On days off, Erik can be found in the corner of a good coffee shop, exploring the Surrey Hills, or strumming his guitar – with great passion and little skill!

Rebecca Jespersen

Social Transformation

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Rebecca Jespersen

Social Transformation

With a passion for transformation and justice, Rebecca has spent more than a decade working alongside individuals as a coach for personal transformation, and has over 25 years’ experience in missional transformation, including church planting, and pioneering Christ-centred social action.  Rebecca is happiest when she is designing and creating beautiful and safe spaces where people can relax and flourish.  She loves spending time with her 3 sons, and exploring new cities with her husband Erik.

Matt Davis

Youth & Kids

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Matt Davis

Youth & Kids

Matt, a keen runner, mountain biker and formula one fan, heads up the youth and kids work at Emmaus Rd. Originally from Southampton, he studied youth & community work with applied theology before moving to Guildford to join the team 4 years ago. Matt is married to Paz who he met in Spain whilst at a 24-7 Prayer gathering. He is passionate about seeing young people realise their potential, discover their gifts and get to know Jesus. And he makes the best cup of tea Guildford has ever seen.

Peter Burton

Worship

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Peter Burton

Worship

Peter arrived in Guildford from Northern Ireland over 5 years ago to study at the Academy for Contemporary Music, graduating with a First. A world-class musician, he has played with many of the world’s best known worship leaders & regularly plays guitar with Worship Central. It was whilst touring in Canada that he met Andrea, to whom he is now married! Peter is passionate about helping people truly encounter God in worship. And board games.

Holly

Executive Assistant to Pete

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Holly

Executive Assistant to Pete

Originally from the North East, Holly has been part of Emmaus since 2010 and has been working as Pete’s assistant for the past 4 years. She also leads the Emmaus Prayer Room team, serves on the Evening Service team and heads up the Living Room Sessions. Occasionally you can find her organising an Emmaus Rd party – her favourite is the Winter Ceilidh! Holly is in her happy place when sharing meals with friends, listening to music, taking photos or practicing hand lettering. In the warmer months she attempts to windsurf.

Jazz Crowne

Pastoral & Collectives

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Jazz Crowne

Pastoral & Collectives

A local girl, Jazz has a background in mental health nursing and is married to Michael, who is a sound engineer in the West End. Together they are on the evening service leadership team. With a big pastoral heart, Jazz co-ordinates our community outreach work and oversees collectives, our midweek small groups. Jazz loves a good coffee, a good joke and a good book, regardless of what it’s about!

Jessica Hughes

Kids Worker

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Jessica Hughes

Kids Worker

Jessica studied Spanish & Portuguese at Queen’s University Belfast before interning at Emmanuel Church in Lurgan for a year. She moved to Guildford in August 2016 to take over the kid’s work at Emmaus Rd. Highly competitive by nature, Jessica loves hockey (as long as she wins!) and feels called to seeing children released into their full potential.

Natalie Stafford-Williams

Events & Volunteers

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Natalie Stafford-Williams

Events & Volunteers

Natalie is a Tottenham lady with a big loving heart. After getting married August 2015, Natalie and her husband Robert moved to Guildford and started attending Emmaus Rd. She is a keen lifestyle & fashion blogger as well as being a lover of Gospel & Worship music, her favourite artist being William McDowell. You can find her around on a Sunday morning with a big smile on her face… and wearing a colourful headwrap!

Sam Rae

Youth & Kid's Intern

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Sam Rae

Youth & Kid's Intern

Sam grew up in the North-East of Scotland before moving to Guildford for the 24-7 Prayer Vision Course at the beginning of this year. At the conclusion of the course Sam took on the role of Youth & Kid’s Intern and now works alongside Matt and Jess on all things youth & kids related. Sam is passionate about creating a safe place for young people to have fun and be themselves. He loves chocolate ice-cream and afternoon naps.

Rich Dawson

Worship Intern

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Rich Dawson

Worship Intern

Richard is married to Calli and together they write, perform and record music together in a band called Cardboard Carousel. They also feel a call towards worship ministry which has lead Richard to join the Emmaus Team and attend the Worship Central Academy this year. He loves the outdoors and has a heart for people and their well being, although if he sees a dog, you’ll lose all his attention for at least 5 minutes.

Jess Ford

Students

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Jess Ford

Students

Jess, alongside working for a local charity, leads the student work at Emmaus her husband Ben. In her spare time she loves playing netball, eating Thai food and enjoying a glass of wine with friends. She has a big heart for vulnerable people and seeing those who are least raised up for God to use them. She is also a very gifted cellist, although she wouldn’t tell you!

Ben Ford

Students

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Ben Ford

Students

Ben, along with his wife Jess, leads the student work at Emmaus whilst studying for a degree in Theology at St Mellitus College in London.

Jenny Treleaven

Additional Needs Support

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Jenny Treleaven

Additional Needs Support

Jenny is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist at a local school for children with complex needs. She is passionate about seeing those with a disability included and welcomed into every part of church and heads up this work at Emmaus Rd, both in church and through our Family Outreach team.