Pastor Kirk Rowland
On staff since 2001, Pastor Kirk was ordained in 2004 and spent six years as Emmanuel’s Youth Pastor before taking over as the Twenty-Somethings Pastor. He currently serves as Senior Pastor at Emmanuel. Pastor Kirk and his lovely wife Jennifer have two daughters, Sienna and Shay. Kirk loves ministry and all things coffee.
Pastor Peter Nordlund
Peter began working with Emmanuel’s college and career young adults in 1998 and continues to serve as one of the pastors at Emmanuel. In preparation for his work as a young adult pastor, Peter attended the Torchbearer Bible School in Holsby Brunn, Sweden, and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.
Pastor Luke Breeze
Student Ministry Director
Luke discovered his passion for ministering to teenagers while serving as Assistant Site Pastor at Emmanuel Bible Chapel in Hazleton, PA. Luke accepted Christ as a teenager as part of his youth ministry in Jr. High. He has a passion to know Jesus more and influence teens to love Jesus too.
David Buckwalter has been serving as the Worship Director at Emmanuel since 2008. He is responsible for designing, preparing, and leading worship for Emmanuel’s weekend services.
Troy currently serves as Technical Director at Emmanuel. He started at the church in 2013 as the Technical Assistant before assuming his current role in 2014. Troy oversees all the technical and media related activities of the church.
Carrie grew up crawling under church pews and running around the church auditorium all while watching and then learning to serve the Lord alongside her family in many different ministries. Between family and the great leadership of her youth pastor and leaders, the desire to serve the Lord full time could not be quenched. She gave her life to Christ as a child during Sunday School and since then has taught preschool for 9 years, served the Lord as a missionary in many different places and created and directed an after school program for children in low income housing developments in Detroit. Carrie views responding to God’s call on her life by making sure every child the Lord places in her path has a chance to hear and respond to the Gospel as a blessing!
Kristen is the Choral Director and rehearsal coach for the vocal praise teams. She has been serving at Emmanuel since the Fall of 2011. She also enjoys playing the piano, singing, and teaching general and choral music at Johnstown Christian School.
Krista Nordlund has been a part of Emmanuel since 1998. She oversees the nursery program for our infants and toddlers.
Community Director / Counseling
Carla Smith began volunteering as Women’s Ministry Coordinator in 2006 and was hired part-time in January 2008. After obtaining her Master’s Degree and license in Social Work, she began providing counseling at the church full time in 2010. In 2018, Carla became the Community Director, coordinating our LEAD groups, Community Groups, and helping live out our vision of “Building Community” in the greater Johnstown area.
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