Church Officers

  • Reuben Mann

    Church Elder, Pastor

    Reuben has served full time as our pastor since we started in 2015. Reuben used to work as a civil engineer designing water networks. He then trained on the staff of St Ebbe’s Church in Oxford and studied theology at Oak Hill College in London. He enjoys sport (mainly from the armchair!) with friends and bike rides with his wife, Hannah, and their three children.

  • Bruce Evans

    Church Elder, Safeguarding Officer

    Bruce discovered the real Jesus by reading the Bible and would love it if you did too. He’s married to Mairi and they live in Pewsey. He enjoys cycle touring, the park run and evaluating church cakes! Bruce enjoyed his career as a pilot but having retired he considers his service as an elder at Emmanuel a much higher calling! Bruce is also our Safeguarding Officer.

  • Graham Hilton

    Church Elder

    Graham spent 30 years in various jobs in the computing industry from design to marketing. During this time Graham and his wife Christine lived in Reading where they brought up their two sons and served at Carey Baptist Church. They retired initially to Whitby where Graham served as CEO of publishers Evangelical Press and then to Pewsey in 2017. Graham and Christine are keen gardeners and serve at Pewsey Country Market.

  • Michael Prest

    Church Elder

    Michael and his wife Rachel have lived in Marlborough since 2017 with their four children. After working in pharmacy management with Boots, Michael has experience of Christian ministry with Rachel in South East Asia and as a pastor at Beeston Free Church in Nottingham.  Michael is Director at the mission agency UFM Worldwide. He hedges his bets by supporting both Darlington FC and Liverpool FC!

  • Val Nelson-Piercy

    Secretary

    Val is married to Nick and they have three grown up sons. She has lived in Marlborough for 21 years and has been working as a Matron in a girls boarding house at Marlborough College for the last 15 years. She is involved in the Christian Forum at the College and runs a small sixth form girls’ bible study each week. Val is part of our Music Worship team and also shares the leading of one of our weekly home groups. In her free time she is a keen walker, reluctant runner and super enthusiastic reader.

  • Ruth Fleming

    Deputy Safeguarding Officer

    Ruth joined the amazing Emmanuel Church family within its first year in Marlborough. She lives with her husband Jon in Ogbourne Maizey and have two grown up children, Thomas and Alice. Ruth is involved with Reading for Marlborough (reading newspapers for the blind), and her hobbies include cooking, gardening and travelling as well as keeping fit through walking and yoga.

  • Peter Keighley

    Treasurer

    Peter joined Cadbury Schweppes and after 7 years, he saw a light and decided he was going to be a teacher. He also saw the Light just after this when he attended a Billy Graham talk. He has never looked back since. He has now been at Marlborough College for a rather long time where he teaches Business and runs the fencing (not posts). He lives with his wife, Andrea, and two daughters. Emmanuel (Marlborough), his wife and family have been joyful answers to prayer for him.

Church Staff

  • Reuben Mann

    Church Elder, Pastor

    Reuben has served full time as our pastor since we started in 2015. Reuben used to work as a civil engineer designing water networks. He then trained on the staff of St Ebbe’s Church in Oxford and studied theology at Oak Hill College in London. He enjoys sport (mainly from the armchair!) with friends and bike rides with his wife, Hannah, and their three children.

  • Debbie Gifford

    Administrator

    Debbie moved to Marlborough from Singapore in 2018 with her husband, John, and her three children. She is a trained medical professional who is currently training to be A Parent. When she is not working on a series of crafty projects, one may find her learning to play the guitar using YouTube videos.

  • Stephen Baker

    Children's and Youth Worker

    Stephen grew up in Hillfields Church Coventry, which was integral in his coming to faith in Jesus. He eventually became a student and youth worker there for 3 years, regularly studying and teaching God’s word to young people. During his time off, he enjoys playing tennis and basketball (and occasionally some climbing!)

  • Evie Alsop

    Ministry Trainee

    Evie moved to Emmanuel Church from Melksham, after completing a degree in Coaching and Outdoor Adventure during which she had the opportunity to work as a live-in volunteer at a Christian outdoor centre in Dartmoor. She loves anything outdoors, especially walking and wild swimming. Indoors, she is often to be found crocheting.