The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Gill                 Senior Minister

Rev. Ken GillThe Rev. Dr. Kenneth Gill is a Graduate of Warner Pacific College, Portland, Oregon.  He received a Master of Divinity from Anderson School of Theology, Anderson, IN. and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA.  He has served pastorates in California, Oregon, Indiana and Florida.  He accepted a call to become the Senior Minister of
Emmanuel Baptist Church in April, 2015.

Rev. Gill has a passion for music, books, movies and cars.  He is most at home in nature and in contemplation.  He is the father of three children and grandfather of two.  He is married to Connie Buckler-Gill, who is an artist/muralist with a business in Bradenton, Florida. Connie  is engaged in her own Sufi, healing and yoga practice.

Thoughts From Pastor Ken (blog)


The Rev. Judith Wheeler                Pastoral Associate

Since graduating from Drew Theological School in 2007,  Pastor Judy Wheeler has served as Pastoral Associate at Emmanuel. She finds joy in leading worship, Adult Bible study on Sunday mornings and the Women’s Reflection Group. Pastor Judy facilitates the English as a Second Language Program  (ESL) and plans opportunities to “Know Our Faith Neighbors” from other religious traditions.


John Giresi                         Artistic and Music Director

Jessica Fargnoli                Communications Director

Jo Marie Quinn                  Secretary/Receptionist

Marek Jura                         Sexton

Church Council

(positions with a vote*).


Moderator*                        Marilyn Clark

Vice Moderator*               Nancy Shaver

Treasurer*                         Bob MacPhee

Clerk*                                 Jessica Massler

Senior Minister*               Pastor Ken Gill



Trustees Ministry:* 

Dave Shaver & Marie Krieger Co-Chairs; Audrey Cocheo, Frank Cocheo


Deacons Ministry:*

Brent Sjaardema & Pat Walden-Co-Chairs; Napoleon Davila


Pastoral Care Committee:

Pastor Judy Wheeler


Prayer Group:

Donald Wheeler


Education Ministry*:

Nancy MacPhee


English As A Second Language (ESL):

Pastor Judy Wheeler, Pat Walden, Pat Zeller


Missions Ministry*:

Nancy Shaver-Chair; Joan Massler


Worship and Music Ministry*:

Justin Kuo, Donald Wheeler, John Giresi



John Giresi-Choir Director


Communications Ministry*:

Donald Wheeler-Chair; Patrice Foresman, Jessica Massler, Diane Shaver Rowles- Consultant


Fellowship and Hospitality Ministry:*

Carol Krzeminski & Florence Degelman- Co-Chairs; Heidi Ehman


Long Range Planning Committee:*

Joan Massler-Chair; Marilyn Clark, Anita Powell-Byrd, Donald Wheeler


Governance and By Laws Sub-Committee:

Donald Wheeler-Chair; Marilyn Clark, Brent Sjaardema, Lee Ehman, Russ Edwards


Men’s Fellowship Ministry:*

Wally Krzeminski-Chair


Women of Emmanuel Ministry:*

Marilyn Clark-President



Pastoral Relations Committee: 

Carol Krzeminski-Chair; Heidi Ehman, Joan Massler, Brent Sjaardema, Marilyn Clark


Personnel Committee: 

Carol Krzeminski, Russell Edwards


Technology Team: 

Bob MacPhee-Chair; Don Wheeler, Bar Regev – Consultant


Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee:

Pastor Ken Gill and Pastor Judy Wheeler