Our longtime Pastor, Beth Spitzer Neubauer, recently retired on June 4, 2017 after being Emmanuel’s shepherd for almost 15 years. We give thanks for her service and wish her and her extended family a blessed retirement.
The Call process to identify our new Lead Pastor is well underway as we have already interviewed several promising candidates. With God’s grace, we hope to identify our new Lead Pastor by the Fall.
Pastor Tarja Stevenson
Our interim Pastor, Pastor Tarja Stevenson, began her service with us on June 18th. Pastor Tarja, comes to Emmanuel after recently serving as Associate Pastor at St. Matthew’s in Lake Ridge, Virginia, with 25 years experience in the ministry.
She speaks Swedish and Finnish, and earned her Master of Theology degree from the University of Helsinki.