Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
Karl with tea   Tony Williams
Rector: Rev Karl Freeman   Associate Vicar: Rev Tony Williams
Karl has lived and worked in Plymouth for over 25 years.  He has been the Senior Minister at St Paul’s and Emmanuel since 2000.  He is married to Nicky and they have three grown-up daughters, one grandchild and a labrador.  Karl loves woodwork, and is passionate about people meeting Jesus.   Tony has been part of the staff team at St Paul’s and Emmanuel since July 2016 and works full time in partnership with Karl, to look after both churches. Before joining us, Tony was a manager in the NHS. He enjoys badminton and cycling and is married to Jean, with three grown-up daughters.
Chris Taylor   Darryl  Bev
Assistant Curate: Rev Chris Taylor   Assistant Curates: Rev Darryl & Rev Bev Cree
Chris is a newcomer to the South West, having spent most of his life in and around North and East London.  But he and his wife, Anna, love the outdoors so have settled nicely in Devon.  They have five children and enjoy touring Plymouth’s playgrounds.  Chris loves to meet with people over coffee and explore the Bible’s timeless truths.   Darryl and Bev Cree have been part of the Emmanuel and St Paul’s parish for over twenty years.  They have two grown up children, Tom (who is married to Nikki) and Emily.  Bev was ordained as Deacon in September 2016 and continues her ministry as a permanent Deacon for the Parish.  Darryl, who is also a paramedic, was ordained as Deacon in September 2017 and works with St Paul’s.
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Parish Secretary: Nettyi Eden    
Jeannette is your first point of contact in the parish office. With her wide-ranging experience of all matters relating to the church, Jeannette will respond quickly to most requests cheerfully and effectively, or if not can signpost you towards the right person.
Jeannette can be contacted any weekday morning between 09.00 and 12.00.

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