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Senior Minister

Hayden and his wife Libby have four characterful kids. Libby works as a midwife. Hayden loves people, rugby, cycling, and breakfast. The Smith family moved to Glenhaven in 2019 and absolutely love it.


Having trained at Youthworks College and Moore College, Hayden has worked in parish ministry across Sydney for more than twenty years. Hayden loves the opportunity to serve people of every age. He has particular responsibilities for teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, leading the Ministry Staff Team, and setting the spiritual direction for our Emmanuel Church Family. 

Hayden also serves as the Parish Chaplain at
Glenhaven Green Retirement Village.

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8850 1311 or 0410 262 247

Hayden is unavailable on Fridays


Senior Assistant Minister

Paul, his wife Zoe, and their three children, are very recent additions to Glenhaven and the staff team at Emmanuel. Paul is a regular preacher at our services, and is responsible for ensuring everything runs smoothly and effectively! He works particularly closely with music teams, growth groups and Sunday services, as well as supporting the Youth and Children’s ministry teams. Paul loves holidaying at the snow, following random sports (eg College Football), and spending time at the beach with his family (including their tiny dog, Wicket). Paul trained at Youthworks College and Ridley College, and would love to see many people come to know how great Jesus is!

Paul also serves as an Honorary Chaplain for the Hills District Police Area Command.


8850 1311 or 0402 350 146

Paul is available on Tuesday - Sunday


Youth & Children's Minister

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Elise grew up in Sydney's North. Through her local church kids' ministry, she found out about Jesus and put her faith in him. After training as a paramedic, God had other plans in mind and Elise began training for ministry with children and young people at Youthworks College. After serving with kids and youth for five years in the Sutherland Shire, Elise joined Emmanuel Church in 2024. She's loving the semi-rural vibe and is open to joining a soccer team if anyone has a spot going!  

‭0415 986 046‬

Elise is available on Tuesday - Sunday


Assistant Minister | Chaplaincy, Glenhaven Green

Emmanuel Church works in partnership with Anglicare's Glenhaven Green Village: providing pastoral and practical support to the residents. Nikki is married to David and they have three
young adult sons. She is passionate about helping people come to a real and living faith in Christ.


You can find Nikki at Glenhaven Green Village through the week  and at Emmanuel Church on Sunday mornings.


8850 1311, 8858 4900 or 0402 146 521

Nikki is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays


Ministry Support Co-ordinator

Since joining the Ministry Staff Team in 2019, Suz's role has evolved from coordinating children's ministry to coordinating most things at Emmanuel Church! This role involves providing pastoral and logistical support to the Ministry Staff Team, to members and to various ministries. She brings energy, creativity, and a Christ-like concern for every person.


8850 1311 or 0411 124 247

Suz is in the Office on Tue to Thur (10am-3pm) as well as Sunday mornings 

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