Bob Zurinsky | Senior Pastor
Bob was born and raised in Seattle and Gig Harbor. He was originally planning for a career in medicine, and completed degrees in biology and biochemistry. After graduation, however, a fascination with Bible and theology took over, and he found himself in seminary at Regent College in Vancouver BC (with a little bit of Fuller and Oxford on the side). For 11 years before coming to Emmanuel, Bob served as a campus pastor at Seattle Pacific University, and during that period also completed the Doctor of Ministry degree at Drew University. He loves cooking (not baking!), playing with his nephews, and figuring out what it means to live the Christian story in the 21st century.
John Yoshiki Jarman | Administrator
John was born in Japan and raised in Hawaii. He studied Communications and Business at SPU. He loves dogs, small group settings, and rootbeer. He has learned to appreciate the sun so much more since moving here. John is our primary contact for building rentals, finance, and business administration.
Brooke Richey | Interim Worship Director
Brooke Richey is currently serving as Emmanuel’s interim worship director for summer and fall of 2017. A graduate of SPU with a degree in music composition and worship arts, Brooke has served in worship ministries at the university and in a variety of local churches. Contact Brooke if you are interested in joining the monthly rotation of worship leaders and band members at Emmanuel!
Em Weissman | Ministry Teams Coordinator
Emily Weissman is a Seattle transplant, born and raised in sunny California. She has a B.A. from SPU and a Masters in Communication Management from USC. When she is not off organizing something, she enjoys corny dance movies, snail mail, and waffles. Contact Em if you are interested in the Congregational Care ministries at Emmanuel, or if you would like to join the monthly rotation for volunteering on Sunday mornings!
Gabe Pollak | Facilities Manager
This winter, Gabe joined our church staff as the new live-in facilities manager. Gabe comes to us from his hometown of Washington DC (also North Carolina and New Mexico), and when he’s not helping out around Emmanuel he’s working at KEXP. Gabe can be contacted for building maintenance requests through the email address above. For emergencies that can’t wait for an electronic response, building tenants may call Gabe’s or John’s cell phone numbers.