OUR ELDERS

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RACHAEL CLEARY

Church Secretary

I am wife to Alan and Mum to Pat, Ella and Isobel.  I first found Emmanuel via CAMEO when Pat was a just a year old and Ella was a tiny baby. CAMEO became a life line for me and those who helped run it made me feel like I belonged. 17 years later and Emmanuel has become part of my life. 

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LUCY GOUGH

Elder

After 10 years as an engineer in the toy industry, I'm currently a home mum to 2 children.  At Emmanuel I enjoy leading Seekers group, (especially if we can explore the bible readings through games, science or even fire!) and helping out with the advertising & social media.

In my spare time, I go out geocaching with friends & family and am a Rainbow Guide leader.  

A relaxing evening might include reading an historical mystery or watching a period dramas, Midsummer Murder or a really old episode of Poirot or Marple.

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JAN PETERS

Elder

I am married to John and between us we have several children, grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Now retired, most of my working life was around admin/ office work. We enjoy having the time now to do the things we never had time for when I was working. I felt privileged to have been nominated as an elder and will do my best to serve Emmanuel in this role. 

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JANINIE COWIE

Elder

Janine has been a member of Emmanuel URC since 2011 and also attended Muswell Hill URC whilst living in London and completing her Graduate Diploma in Law. During the day she works as a Criminal Law Caseworker and in her spare time enjoys reading, creative writing and spending time with family as well as watching crime dramas! She also works with our older youth group, 'Seekers' and has been an Elder with the church since March 2019

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JULIET SMITH

Elder

Janine I am married with 2 daughters and work full time as a teaching assistant in a local primary school. I have been going to Emmanuel URC since I was 3 years old when my mum took me to Sunday school. 40+ years later & I’m still here. I have so many happy memories of Sunday school and eventually I became a Junior Church Leader myself for a number of years. I now promote  Fairtrade products on Emmanuel’s Traidcraft stall, whilst also managing the Good Earth Café. I have been an Elder for 11 months and in my free time I enjoy listening to music & cooking.

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RACHAEL PARMENTER

Elder

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TONY WILSON

Elder

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