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.
Katie and Luke Clum | Worship Directors
Katie and Luke Clum met through a music program at SPU and have been involved with various kinds of worship arts and leadership for the last eight years. Monday-Friday, Katie teaches 5th grade and Luke is a product designer, but both have had the privilege of studying theology academically as well. The Clums enjoy the great outdoors, cozy dinner parties with good friends, and spending time with their Emmanuel family.
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.
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.