Our Pastor – Rev. Rick Sergi
Pastor Rick came to Emmanuel in July 2014 after 31 years as an engineer and software developer in a high-tech telecommunications company. His love for God is real! It’s contagious! And his Bible teaching is both refreshing and easy to grasp. Pastor Rick & his wife Joan are long-time residents of the Lehigh Valley. Raised as Catholics, their relationships with God were transformed during Rick’s time in the US Air Force. It is his joy to help others experience the love of God and fullness of life in Jesus Christ that God has made available to all.
Pastor Rick and Joan have been married for 38 years. They have 3 married daughters and 6 grandchildren.
Our Secretary – Lori Pfeffer
Lori is the cheery person answering the church phone in the afternoon! She joined the staff of Emmanuel E.C. Church in 2010, bringing with her a wealth of secretarial and ministry experience as well as a heart for God and compassion for people. Lori grew up in an evangelical, Bible-preaching church, but had a life-changing encounter with God when she was 15 years old. For more than 20 years, she taught the Bible to children throughout the Lehigh Valley. She is a member of Zion E.C. Church in Allentown.
Our Youth Leader – Joshua Solivan
Joshua began his role as Youth Leader at Emmanuel in May of 2015. Throughout his life he has been active in a variety of church ministries under his parents, Rev. Axel & Doraliz Solivan who lead the Spanish-speaking church at Emmanuel: Iglesia Casa de Restauración. Josh’s goal for the youth of our community is to help them come to know, and experience God for themselves. He and his wife Oriana have been married for two years and welcomed their first son to this world in April of 2015.
Our Worship Leader – Jake Senkow
Jake Senkow is a 2001 graduate from Eastern University where he received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Youth Ministry with a Theological Studies minor. While at Eastern he led a chapel worship team from 1998 to 2001. Over the years Jake has had the honor of leading worship in a variety of settings, from the arena to the living room, for many different denomination with diverse groups of musicians. Among his musical interests are playing guitar, keyboard, bass, and drums, writing and recording original worship songs, as well as singing. Jake is the husband of a beautiful wife, Laura, the father of two adorable daughters, Alison and Carly.