Leadership

Gathering Times

Sundays - 9:30am Blended & 11:15am ContemporarY (FLINT) // 10:00AM (Grand Blanc)

Emmanuel Church Leadership

Our team is made up of passionate followers of Jesus Christ who are creative, caring, and committed. We value relationships at the highest level. Please reach out to any one of us with any questions or needs that you might have. We are here for you!

John Scally

Lead Pastor

Education: BA in "Church Ministries" with a Youth Emphasis from Maranatha Baptist University.

Family: Tami (Wife), Zachary (Son), Hope (Daughter), Victoria (Daughter)
Interests: Red Wings Hockey, Michigan Football, Pizza & Pepsi
Spiritual: Reach the greater Flint area for Jesus Christ by equipping our people in the Gospel!

Email: john@weareemmanuel.life 

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Education: BA in "Church Ministries" with a Youth Emphasis from Maranatha Baptist University.

Family: Tami (Wife), Zachary (Son), Hope (Daughter), Victoria (Daughter)
Interests: Red Wings Hockey, Michigan Football, Pizza & Pepsi
Spiritual: Reach the greater Flint area for Jesus Christ by equipping our people in the Gospel!

Email: john@weareemmanuel.life 

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Manning Brown

Pastor of Operations

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications, Michigan State University; Master of Education in Training and Development. Pennsylvania State University; Master of Military Operational Arts and Sciences, Air University

Family: Jennifer (Wife), two sons, two daughters-in-law, two grandchildren
Interests: Snowmobiles, ATVs, boating, travel, history
Spiritual: Living my faith through personal growth, engagement, teaching, preaching, and serving. Seeing God at work in all circumstances. (2 Chronicles 16:9a)

Email: manning@weareemmanuel.life 

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Education: Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications, Michigan State University; Master of Education in Training and Development. Pennsylvania State University; Master of Military Operational Arts and Sciences, Air University

Family: Jennifer (Wife), two sons, two daughters-in-law, two grandchildren
Interests: Snowmobiles, ATVs, boating, travel, history
Spiritual: Living my faith through personal growth, engagement, teaching, preaching, and serving. Seeing God at work in all circumstances. (2 Chronicles 16:9a)

Email: manning@weareemmanuel.life 

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Dan Thorpe

Growth Pastor

Education: BA in Bible from Moody Bible Institute and MDiv from Moody Theological Seminary.

Family: Kellie (Wife), Anna (Daughter), Colin (Son)
Interests: Coffee, Reading, Family Time, Guitar, Home Improvement Projects, Cooking.
Spiritual: I enjoy teaching the Bible and talking theology in order to equip and empower people to serve the Lord through our local church.

Email: dan@weareemmanuel.life 

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Education: BA in Bible from Moody Bible Institute and MDiv from Moody Theological Seminary.

Family: Kellie (Wife), Anna (Daughter), Colin (Son)
Interests: Coffee, Reading, Family Time, Guitar, Home Improvement Projects, Cooking.
Spiritual: I enjoy teaching the Bible and talking theology in order to equip and empower people to serve the Lord through our local church.

Email: dan@weareemmanuel.life 

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Ross Martello

Youth Pastor


Education: Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry and Minor in Greek from Cornerstone University.

Family: Laura (Wife), Allie (Daughter), Erin (Daughter).
Interests: I love sports of any type both playing and watching. I also like to dabble in computers and have built my own desktop, which means I am still a PC guy (Sorry Mac). I also love to try new food, play board games and watch movies.
Spiritual: I desire to see teens pattern their lives after Jesus by developing a true relationship with Him and mature in that relationship as they move toward adulthood.  Also there is nothing more exciting than seeing a teen come to accept Jesus as Lord of his life and then go out and spread that love to their friends!

Email: ross@weareemmanuel.life 

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Education: Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry and Minor in Greek from Cornerstone University.

Family: Laura (Wife), Allie (Daughter), Erin (Daughter).
Interests: I love sports of any type both playing and watching. I also like to dabble in computers and have built my own desktop, which means I am still a PC guy (Sorry Mac). I also love to try new food, play board games and watch movies.
Spiritual: I desire to see teens pattern their lives after Jesus by developing a true relationship with Him and mature in that relationship as they move toward adulthood.  Also there is nothing more exciting than seeing a teen come to accept Jesus as Lord of his life and then go out and spread that love to their friends!

Email: ross@weareemmanuel.life 

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Matt Hatton

Children's Pastor

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biblical/Theological Studies from Liberty University.

Family: Morgan (Wife), Charlotte (Daughter), Luke (Son)
Interests: Fishing, hunting, hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, dirt-biking, disc golf, golf, as well as many other outdoor activities.
Spiritual: I desire to see God glorified in our duty to make disciples who make disciples. Through sharing the Gospel of Christ, baptism, and teaching of the Word I love to be a part of discipleship coming full circle in the lives of people of all ages and nations.

Email: matt@weareemmanuel.life 

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Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biblical/Theological Studies from Liberty University.

Family: Morgan (Wife), Charlotte (Daughter), Luke (Son)
Interests: Fishing, hunting, hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, dirt-biking, disc golf, golf, as well as many other outdoor activities.
Spiritual: I desire to see God glorified in our duty to make disciples who make disciples. Through sharing the Gospel of Christ, baptism, and teaching of the Word I love to be a part of discipleship coming full circle in the lives of people of all ages and nations.

Email: matt@weareemmanuel.life 

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Sam Kraut

Worship and Creative Arts Director

Family: Aubree (Wife), Ethan (Son), Shawn (Son)

Interests:  Family game time, Movies, Music
Spiritual: Creatively pointing others to experience God through the many forms of worship: music, prayer, scripture, and passionate expression. Colossians 3:16-17

Email: sam@weareemmanuel.life 

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Family: Aubree (Wife), Ethan (Son), Shawn (Son)

Interests:  Family game time, Movies, Music
Spiritual: Creatively pointing others to experience God through the many forms of worship: music, prayer, scripture, and passionate expression. Colossians 3:16-17

Email: sam@weareemmanuel.life 

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Josh Groce

Celebrate Recovery Director

Family: Kristy (Wife), Jordyn (Daughter), Josh (Son), Garrett (Son), Graden (Son)

Interests: Michigan State (#GoGreen!), family, learning anything new, cooking.
Spiritual: To show the world that no matter how far you feel from God, He can
bring you out of your mess and use you for His purpose.

Email: josh@weareemmanuel.life 

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Family: Kristy (Wife), Jordyn (Daughter), Josh (Son), Garrett (Son), Graden (Son)

Interests: Michigan State (#GoGreen!), family, learning anything new, cooking.
Spiritual: To show the world that no matter how far you feel from God, He can
bring you out of your mess and use you for His purpose.

Email: josh@weareemmanuel.life 

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Karrie Nealis

Office Manager

Family: Brent (Husband), Hailey (Daughter), Joseph (Son), Jeremy (Son)

Interests: Baking, decorating, spending time with my family and watching the Detroit Tigers.
Spiritual: I love to watch the Lord transform lives. I love letting people know that they are truly loved by an amazing God!

Email: office@weareemmanuel.life 

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Family: Brent (Husband), Hailey (Daughter), Joseph (Son), Jeremy (Son)

Interests: Baking, decorating, spending time with my family and watching the Detroit Tigers.
Spiritual: I love to watch the Lord transform lives. I love letting people know that they are truly loved by an amazing God!

Email: office@weareemmanuel.life 

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Sarah Robertson

Assistant Office Manager

Family: Brandon (Husband)

Interests: Traveling, hiking, photography, and animals.
Spiritual: I love seeing Jesus using ordinary people like you and me to accomplish His mission.

Email: sarah@weareemmanuel.life 

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Family: Brandon (Husband)

Interests: Traveling, hiking, photography, and animals.
Spiritual: I love seeing Jesus using ordinary people like you and me to accomplish His mission.

Email: sarah@weareemmanuel.life 

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Robin Reed

Facilities Manager

Family: Casey (Wife), Talon (Son), and Cayson (Son)

Interests:  Coaching, Golf, and spending time with my family
Spiritual:  To be changed and used by God. Romans 12:2

Email: robin@weareemmanuel.life 

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Family: Casey (Wife), Talon (Son), and Cayson (Son)

Interests:  Coaching, Golf, and spending time with my family
Spiritual:  To be changed and used by God. Romans 12:2

Email: robin@weareemmanuel.life 

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