Charlie & Karen Keene

Charlie and Karen Keene

Charlie has been the Pastor of Emmanuel since 2002, having been ordained in 1996 following 10 years as a Youth Pastor. Karen runs our Sunday School and leads the worship team. They both emanate from west London, Karen from Ealing, Charlie from Hanworth, and were married in 1989. They have 2 grown up children.

Charlie is the son of an Eastleigh trained railwayman. He became a Christian in his early teens in an Assemblies of God Pentecostal church. Charlie is a qualified youth worker, and has been a Governor of Cherbourg Primary School and a local Funeral Director. He currently works as a Funeral Celebrant.

Karen was raised in a Baptist family and came to faith in her mid-teens. She is a Learning Support Assistant in the Visual Impairment unit at a primary school in the Borough and is Kaa, one of the leaders of 4th Eastleigh Cub pack.

Haulwen & Alan Broadhurst

Haulwen and Alan Broadhurst

Alan and Haulwen were married in 1967, have 2 married daughters and 4 grandchildren. Alan is our Elder while Haulwen has been our temporary Church Secretary – for the last 40 years! Both are Eastleigh Borough councillors. Alan is also a Parish councillor in Chandler’s Ford while Haulwen is a member of the Fairtrade in Eastleigh Borough committee.

Haulwen was born in Mountain Ash, South Wales but was raised in Eastleigh, attending Barton Peveril Grammar School. Her grandmother and both parents took an active part in this church and she ran the young people’s work.

Alan was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, moving here in 1960 when his father (Rev. Fred Broadhurst) became minister at Emmanuel. A retired Electrical Design Engineer, he recently worked for a young people’s training charity. He likes playing Rock/Blues guitar and is one of the church’s musicians.

Stephanie Paris

Stephanie Paris

Steph is our Deacon and the newest member of our leadership team. Originally from south London, Stephanie became a Christian as a teenager in an FIEC Evangelical church in Tooting. Since those days, she has lived and worked in various places around the world before settling in Eastleigh. She has a real passion for people. Apart from working full-time Stephanie also volunteers for Age Concern Hampshire’s Opal project and is Emmanuel’s representative at Churches Together in Eastleigh.