Brad Guenther

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Brad and Terri grew up in the Capital District. They have two middle-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 Transfinder in Schenectady. 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.

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.

Mike Hamlin

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Mike came several years ago to configure the audio system and liked Immanuel so well he joined the church!  Mike enjoys serving the Immanuel community as a deacon and continues to mix audio for the worship team.  Mike’s other interests include home improvement, boating, hiking and hifi audio.   Mike and his wife Tetyana live in East Greenbush.

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.

Dr. Melissa Doyle-Sanchez

Director of Children's Ministry
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Melissa Doyle Sanchez has been working with children since volunteering to teach Sunday School as a teen. She has always participated in spirit filled services, youth group and retreats. Melissa accepted the Lord while on one of those retreats during high school, and has continued to be actively involved in serving Him through ministry and teaching since that time.

Pursuing that interest in her career Melissa completed both a masters and a doctoral degree in social work, and has now worked for over 20 years at Albany Medical College providing counseling for children, adolescents and their families. She has taught at AMC and other local colleges on various aspects of child development and behavioral disorders, and is currently the Program Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at AMC. She and her husband reside in East Greenbush, and they have three children Lucan, Aric, and Lyssandra.


Heidi Bieg