Leadership Team

Emmaus church is lead by a team of 5 people who meet fortnightly and are supported by many others in the church as well as Trustees from other churches. Emmaus is a registered charity.


john miller

John  Miller

 John was brought up in a Christian family; his father was a founding member of Emmaus.  He accepted Jesus as a nine year old.  Carol began believing in God and Jesus after meeting Christians at College and becoming a member of the Christian Union.

John and Carol have two grown up children and four grandchildren. They both have farming backgrounds and love the countryside and all things rural.

John is one of the trustee members of the church.


abbie selby

Abbie Selby

Abbie is the church treasurer.


She is married to Damian and has two children, Isaac and Anna. 





celia beales

Celia Beales

Celia is the Missions and Prayer Co-ordinator for Emmaus and helps with KidSpace. She is married to Bill and they have four adult children and five grandchildren, who keep them on their toes!

Celia taught foreign languages in schools and FE colleges and recently retired from teaching at the Open University.

Celia became a Christian as a teenager and says: ‘Life as a Christian has been both an adventure and a challenge, but God is loving and faithful and I have never walked alone in the good and bad times.’





John-Mark Molyneux

John-Mark joined the leadership team in October 2022. Before this he was part of the leadership at the Mustard Tree Fellowship in Longwell Green and Alma Church in Clifton, Bristol. John-Mark is employed part-time by the church working at Emmaus on Wednesdays and Thursdays and alternate Sundays.

John-Mark grew up in Madagascar and Kenya as his parents were missionaries. He read Psychology at Warwick Uni,and years later trained for church ministry reading theology at Trinity College, Bristol.

He is passionate about making music, playing sports, painting and building things.John-Mark has a daughter, Kyra and a son David. John-Mark will be involved in the teaching programmes in the church as well as community based projects and school assemblies.





Paul Selby

Paul Selby


Paul first came to Emmaus in 2003 with his son Damian, now one of the church trustees, when Damian was looking for somewhere to live near Bristol. Damian moved into Severn Beach, and subsequently married John and Carol’s daughter Abbie.


Paul moved to the area with his wife Christine in 2021 from their home in Nottingham and joined Emmaus full time, joining the leadership team in 2022. Paul served with the Notts Police retiring in 2004. He then worked as a Driving Examiner till Ill health forced him to give up work in 2016.


He was brought up in a Christian home, but didn’t make a formal commitment till circa 1984. He served his local church in Nottingham in a variety of roles before training as a Licensed Lay Reader/Minister.


Christine and Paul have been married for 47 years and have a second son Gareth and five grandchildren.