Leadership Team

Will and Caroline Kemp
Will and Caroline moved to Mid Sussex with their three children, Jonny, Lukas and Joshua, in August 2004, to ‘plant’ The Point, a new Anglican Network Church for Mid Sussex. Will is the Vicar of the church and together with the oversight team is responsible for overseeing the church. Will was ordained as a Minister in the Church of England in 1999, and worked for a church in London before moving to Mid Sussex. Caroline trained as a Clinical Psychologist and worked in the NHS, and is now a full-time mum.


John Naudé – Associate Vicar
John and his son Samuel moved to The Point in April 2016, where John became the Associate Vicar. He returned to the UK having served in Malawi as a missionary for four years and has been ordained in the Church of England since 1997. He has a heart for people of all ages and longs for them to grow into the person God intends them to be. He has particular responsibility for the pastoral care, training and small groups within The Point.


Simon Shorey – Curate
Simon, with Lou and their four children, moved to The Point in June 2018 to take up the role of Curate.  Having had a long career in IT prior to being ordained, Simon brings a particular interest in encouraging others to live out their faith in their work place.  Lou is a keen runner, avid reader and is passionate about discipling women.  Together as a family, they spend a lot of time on the football touch lines and love engaging with local community in whatever way they can.


Ben LeightonBen Leighton – Youth Pastor
Ben is one of our Youth Pastors at The Point.  Ben is passionate about the local church and helping to make disciples of Jesus.  In his spare time he enjoys sport, playing drums and is also studying for a Masters in Applied Theology.



Liz StylesLiz Styles – Children’s Pastor
Liz joined the team in September 2015. Liz enjoys helping children discover who God is and helping them encounter him and his great love in a variety of ways. Liz has done a applied Bible theology degree with the University of Wales as well as a diploma in Christian Leadership.



Erin ButlerErin Butler – Mission Pastor
I am originally from United States, living in England since 2012. I have been a part of a mission organization (Youth With A Mission) mainly since 2003. Living and working all over the world. I have a passion to see people walk out what God has put on their hearts and have a very personal relationship with Him.



Stuart BarbourStuart Barbour – Worship Pastor
Singer songwriter Stuart Barbour moved with his wife Andy to Hurstpierpoint in 2006 to join The Point.  They have two children, Kyle and Holly.  In 2007 Stuart became a staff member and looks after the worship team and is part of the leadership team.



Barbara RedmanBarbara Redman – Church Administrator
Barbara has 5 children and 14 grandchildren and enjoys travelling! She is the church administrator and also oversees the cafe team with Julia Crook. Barbara has been involved with The Point right from the start in 2004 after moving down from Hertfordshire to be with her family.



Will KempWill Kemp
Will is the Vicar. He met Jesus as a student in the late 1980s. After leaving university he worked as a church youth-worker for 4 years and then was selected for ordination in the Church of England. In 1999 Will became curate at St Barnabas Church in West London. It was always his dream to plant a church so when the opportunity came to move to Mid Sussex and start The Point he jumped at it! Will leads the staff team, is responsible for preaching and teaching, and works closely with the rest of the Trustees on the overall vision and direction of the church.

Robert PlumbRobert Plumb
Robert is married to Jane. With their children, Oliver and Camilla, they joined the Point in 2006. Robert has several years’ experience on set-up teams, and previously with a purpose group in Haywards Heath. He is Vice-Chair of governors at Great Walstead, a prep school with a distinctive Christian ethos. He is also a trustee of a campaigning medical charity, Group B Strep Support, which he helped Jane set up. He works for the Pensions Regulator.

Nix FreestoneNix Freestone
Originally from Liverpool and having lived in London for nineteen years, Nix and her family relocated down to Mid Sussex in 2010 believing that God was calling them to serve the church here at The Point. During their time in London, Nix was an active member of Ichthus Christian Fellowship and part of the leadership team of her congregation. This involved spiritual, pastoral and operational oversight of the church and also running a home group. Nix studied theology and now works as a religious studies teacher at a local school. In the past she’s served as a governor at a school for children with complex special needs. Nix is married to Matt and they have three children: Rebekah, Joshua and Isabel.

Helen Watkin
Helen is married to Jim, and has been at The Point for 10 years. Jim and Helen lead the T3 small group together and are on a welcome team. Helen is also jointly responsible for babyzone on a Sunday morning. She was born and brought up in Liverpool , where she became a Christian at the age of 11. Helen and Jim moved to Sussex 24 years ago with their three daughters, where Helen became a primary teacher and head teacher, and then a manager with West Sussex County Council.

Paul Haines
Paul is married to Annette and live in Burgess Hill with his 2 daughters, Eloise and Rebecca. They started attending The Point Church in 2006 and have been involved in various teams  over the years. Currently Paul runs one of the Cafe with Annette. 

Bob Brewer
Bob and his wife Linda came to the Point two years ago and joined a home group and the Welcome Team. Currently Bob coordinates the  Set up Team, helps at the Sanctuary, attends the Deanery Synod and is a governor at Windmills Junior School in Hassocks.


Chris Walsh
Chris has had careers in Sales, Finance, Marketing Training and IT Recruitment. He came The point 7 years ago and joined the “Tea/Coffee Team” and and is now in his 2nd season on the Kid’s Team. Chris retired in 2014 and now works part time as a Funeral Service Arranger.


James Allen
James is married to Neroli and they have 2 children Gregory and Edward and the family joined The Point Church in 2006. James previously served as a trustee for 3 years from 2011-14. He has also served on a number of other teams including the kids team for 5 years, on the Welcome team for the last 3 years and has helped advise the Trustees on strategy for the last few years. James and Neroli took over leadership of the Haywards Heath Small Group in December 2016.




Sarah Emmanuel
Sarah is our safeguarding officer at The Point Church.