Who’s Who

Martin Lane
Vicar

Martin is married to Rachel and they have four children. Before training for ordained ministry at Oak Hill Theological College, he spent a number of years working for a city-centre church in Cambridge and, before that, had a career in finance. He has been at Emmanuel Church since January 2012.

Lisa Bonham
Church Administrator

Lisa grew up in Hastings and has been at Emmanuel for over half a century, on and off! She is married to Terry and has two girls; both grown up and independent. Having lived in Norway for a year as a teenager, she speaks Norwegian and loves the cold weather! She was a nurse for nearly 40 years before retraining in administration. Lisa has been the parish administrator since 2003 and now works four mornings a week.

Alex Hohenkerk
Director of Music

Alex is married to Jess, they have a beautiful daughter called Esther and a wonderful baby boy named Samson. Alex has the peculiar job of making cricket bats, but in his spare time is often found behind a piano waving his arms and trying to get people to sing.

Hilary Drury
Families Worker

Hilary joined Emmanuel as Families Worker in September 2019. She grew up in Basingstoke and studied Psychology at the University of Bath. In her role at Emmanuel, Hilary aims to equip families to live out the gospel in every area of life, and in her spare time she enjoys going to the cinema, reading, and trying new kinds of crafts.

Holly Eldridge
Ministry Volunteer

Holly grew up in Hastings and has been at Emmanuel with her family her whole life. Having finished her A Levels in 2018, she worked in admin for a while before heading out to The Gambia for 5 months with a team of 10 to do short term mission with Crosslinks. She now has the title “Ministry Volunteer” and will be helping in all areas of ministry to promote the spread of the gospel on the West Hill and beyond!