Staff Team

Staff Team

Philip Percival // Executive Director

Philip heads up our day to day operations in Australia and the UK. Having been Music Director at St Ebbe's Oxford for 14 years, Philip loves helping Church musicians grow in their gifts to serve their church, and teaches the Bible and practical skills at conferences and seminars around the world. He is the author of Then Sings My Soul, a book about Biblical music ministry for every Christian. He also writes songs, and is perhaps best known for the music for Consider Christ and Never Alone. Philip studied music at Sydney University, theology at Moore Theological College, Sydney, has a Masters degree from Oxford University and is currently studying for a PhD in the biblical theology of worship.
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Alanna Glover // Creative Director
Alanna has been a part of the Emu family for many years, most notably as a singer on many of our albums. Previously a church music director in Sydney and member of the band Garage Hymnal, she now lives in Oxford where she splits her time between working for Emu and being a mum. She has a Bachelor of Theology from Sydney Missionary Bible College and a Music Degree from Sydney University. Alanna has developed our new Word In Song online course as well as being a songwriter, song leader, graphic designer and trainer.
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Liv Chapman 
Liv hails from Sydney but has been living and working in Oxford, UK, since 2015. As a singer, songwriter, and staff member of Emu, Liv spends most of her time working on albums, creating content and resources for our training events, and supporting our Partners. She studied English and Ancient History at Sydney University, and, having recently finished studying Biblical theology part-time at Moore College, now serves as the music minister of St Ebbe's alongside her role with Emu.
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Phil Chevassut // Intern

Phil is an undergraduate student studying Music at the University of Surrey who has joined the Emu Music team as an intern as part of his placement year. He will be aiding the Word in Song UK team, whilst also helping develop resources for churches with no or few musicians, providing online content, and developing his songwriting skills. He is keen to work to help followers of Jesus truly know and love the richness of God’s word through singing and music. 
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Emilia Pickering // Intern

Emilia joined the Emu Team in 2020 after graduating from King's College London where she studied music. She has been involved with Emu's ministry since 2019 as a cellist on our album recordings. Since joining the team officially, Emilia has been working on resources for melody instrumentalists and assisting with research for Emu's training conferences and materials. She is keen to develop her skills in training church musicians to be engaged in what the Bible says about music ministry, as well as song-leading and song-writing. Recently, she has also started studying for an online Diploma in Biblical Theology at Moore Theological College.
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Edwina Soh

Eddy has been part of the Emu family since the launch and start of TWIST in 2003. Eddy administers our conferences held across Australia. She brings to Emu an eye for strategic growth in training musicians in their ministry settings. Eddy is also a part-time chaplain at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Sydney.
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Judith Hickel // German Team Leader

Judith, an Australian musician living in Germany, began working with Emu in 2013 on projects to produce German resources. This ministry has grown and she now heads up a song translation team, mentors German songwriters and writes herself. Judith has also begun facilitating Word In Song conferences in German-speaking-Europe and the German translation of Word In Song Online. She is supported by the Church Missionary Society of Australia.
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Mike Begbie
Mike has been part of the Emu team for a few years as a songwriter and vocalist on some of our albums. He’s now joining the Word in Song team to help oversee the training content of the Word In Song conferences in Australia. He currently works as the Senior Minister at Hornsby Heights Anglican.

Lynn Ngui // Administrator 

Board Of Directors

Philip Percival | Rob Smith | Dave Parker | Edwina Soh | Andrew Walker

Ministry Partners

Nicky Chiswell // Mark Peterson // Trevor Hodge // Simone Richardson // Michael Morrow // Jonathan Catt // Jonathan Saunders // Jonathan Payne // Abi Marthinet-Glover // Marcelle Rodgers // Edwin Addison // Mike Warriner // Ai Leen Toh // St Ebbe's Church, Oxford