Brad Guenther

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Brad and Terri grew up in the Capital District. They have two school-aged children. Brad is a graduate of the University at Albany and Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.
Interests: Running; reading (theology, history, and fiction); and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Kristopher Rexius

Elder (Administration), Adult Discipleship Teacher
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Kristopher and Jennifer moved to the Capital District in 2006. He is employed by Sabic Innovative Plastics in Delmar and is a proud graduate of Purdue University. He and Jennifer have one daughter.
Interests: Cooking, world travel, soccer, and Purdue athletics.

Kevin Booth

Elder (Discipleship); Youth Sunday School Teacher
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Kevin is from Pittsburgh (and a proud Steelers fan) but has been part of Immanuel from almost the start. He works at Regeneron in Rensselaer. He and his wife, Meg, have two children.
Interests: Shooting, hunting, all things outdoors, and being Immanuel’s resident builder of things heavier than they need to be.

Scott Bieg

Elder (Connections); Averill Park Community Group Leader
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Scott is a lifelong residents New York, having grown up in Rensselaer County.  He is a graduate of Niagara University.  He and Heidi have three children, two of whom are grown, and twin grandchildren.  They enjoy motorcycling, running and family time.  Scott and Heidi have been blessed to call Immanuel their home since 2007.

Larry Pitts


Tony Hill

Lead Deacon
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Tony grew up in Castleton and now lives in Schodack. He is married to Sandy and has two daughters and a son. He works for Penflex, a firm that consults with local governments, volunteer fire departments and volunteer ambulance squads in New York and surrounding states. He is a lifelong Mets fan, enjoys music and spending time with his family.

Lori Risley

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Lori and her husband Jeff reside in Village of Nassau where they brought up two lovely daughters. Lori has a masters degree in education and taught English for twelve years before becoming a childcare provider in her home. She loves music, and sings regularly on the worship team at Immanuel.

Interests:  Ireland, writing children’s stories, reading (preferably  at oceanside), and spending time with friends and family.

Mark Halsey

Worship Leader

Terri Guenther

Director of Children's Ministry
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Terri is an occupational therapist at a local school district. She grew up in Clifton Park and is a graduate of Russell Sage College in Troy. She and Brad have been married for over 20 years.

Josh Brown

Pastoral Intern


Heidi Bieg