Meet the Team


Rev. Dr. Tony Prinsen

Pastor Tony has an easy laugh and a heart for living out Jesus’ call to serve, invite, and worship with all ages. He was called by Emmanuel Lutheran Church in January 2018 following previous ministries…

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Rev. Lydia Posselt

Pastor Lydia is a lifelong Lutheran who loves to try new things. She joined Emmanual in December 2020 after serving in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, though she grew up in Wisconsin and attended Wartburg College…

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Kathy Uffleman

Kathy Uffelman

Before joining Emmanuel in 2008, Kathy served as Education/Family Minister at Saint Andrew in Centreville, Virginia for 11 years.  She is crazy about the ELCA, considers herself a Jesus Freak, passionate about sharing her faith…

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Christian Marbach

Christian Marbach

Christian joined the Emmanuel team in February 2020. Growing up in Texas, he was blessed to have a youth group that went to church camp and met regularly. He has worked at churches and camps…

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David Campbell

David has served in the role of Office Manager at Emmanuel since May of 2015.  While his education is in business administration and he spent well over a decade working in finance and accounting, he…

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Evoke Engagement Experts

Emmanuel Lutheran Church is proud to partner in ministry with Evoke Engagement Experts for our communication processes and channels. Evoke is the dream of a husband and wife who are passionate about the church, God,…

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Thomas Redding

Thomas (Tom) Redding joined the Emmanuel staff as the Church Administrator in July 2020. Tom was born and raised in Maryland and holds a MBA from Darden Business School at University of Virginia. Tom established…

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Phil Charlwood

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Kara Rider

Kara Rider

Kara joined Emmanuel in February of 2017 as a part time bookkeeper. She enjoys supporting the staff and our wonderful volunteers with their needs for info as to financial items for ELC. She also enjoys…

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Jenny Reinhart

Jenny’s family moved to Vienna,VA in 1970 and joined Emmanuel Lutheran Church, where she was active in Sunday School and was later confirmed. She really enjoyed Luther League (i.e. Youth Group) as a teenager and…

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Maureen Barrett

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Geoff Pemble

Geoff has been leading contemporary music at Emmanuel for more than 20 years with the praise and worship band “Revelation” — providing weekly music during worship services, working with youth musicians, and collaborating with the…

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Terry Olenchuk

Terry has been a member of Emmanuel’s praise band, “Revelation”, since 2008.  In 2017, he assumed the role of Revelation Administrator, where he is responsible for all the source material, software, and slides for the…

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Selenia Marquina

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Congregation Council

Bob Thomas


Steve Montgomery

Vice President • Property • Leadership • Preschool

Jeanine Montgomery


Gerri Walsh

Council Secretary

Mary Michelsen

Finance • Information Technology

Katie McCulloch

Communications • Health & Healing • Worship

Kristi Bubb

Community Outreach • Youth

Katie Ballintine

Preschool • Nursery • Invite, Welcome & Connect

Shannon Gray

Faith Formation • Missions • Small Groups

Matt Brown

Congregational Life • Stewardship

Job Openings at Emmanuel Lutheran

We are hiring! Emmanuel Lutheran is currently looking for a part-time Preschool Director, as well as a part-time Organist. You can view full job descriptions on our employment page. All applications or inquiries can be sent to