Leadership Team

at work

The Leadership Team meet together regularly to pray for and plan the church activities


John and Carol

John and Carol Miller

John is Chair of the Leadership Team and is one of the Charity Trustees.

John and Carol have two grown up children and four grandchildren. 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.

They both have farming backgrounds and love the countryside and all things rural.



Damian & Abbie Selby

Damian runs the Yorkie Group. He is also one of the Charity Trustees.


Damian is married to Abbie and has two children, Isaac and Anna.  He is a mechanical engineer working for Atkins. He enjoys early morning runs and follows Formula One.

Abbie is the treasurer for the church.





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.’





Keith Emmerson

Keith Emmerson

Keith leads the Worship Team.

Keith is married to Pat.  They have three children and several grandchildren. Keith has been in Christian work for nearly 35 years, as a Pastoral Assistant in an inner city church, and worked in Christian hotels and conference centres. Keith has been a worship leader for 30 years.






Anuran Wickramasinghe


Anuran has been attending Emmaus Church since 2019 when he moved to the area with his wife Romali.They have two sons who live and work in London and Leicester. Anuran was born into a Catholic family in Sri Lanka. He says “I have experienced so many miracles in my life that its easier for me to believe in God than not to”. While in his teens he met a group of evangelical Christians in New Zealand and began attending their church. He met Romali at a church camp following her conversion to Christianity from Buddhism. They were both baptized together in 1986.  Anuran is a Director of an Engineering Consultancy. He loves travelling, jazz music and sports cars. He runs a charity that supports engineering students from poor families through a university in Sri Lanka. 






Bridget Chattaway 


I became a Christian when I was 7 years old. I knew I wanted to follow Jesus everyday of my life; the Lord has led me on many exciting adventures. These include Bible college, Logos 2 ships and living here in Severn Beach. I have worked in the local bakery for the past 13 years. I am married to Mark have twins Sarah and






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 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.