Sharing the Joy and Power of Life in Christ!


Donna Clark

A Hampton Roads native, Donna has attended Emmanuel since 1969. She has been the Parish Administrator since 2002 and truly loves her job. She is the friendly voice on the phone with a bright smile for everyone who passes by the main office. She is a graduate of Princess Anne High School and attended Longwood […]

Gale Nicholson

Gale has been Finance Director at Emmanuel since 1987. She has a bachelor’s degree (ECU) and master’s degree (Virginia Tech) and is a Certified Professional Secretary (CPS). She loves scrapbooking, cooking, and reading in her limited spare time! Gale has one daughter Stephanie (who grew up at Emmanuel) and two granddaughters.

Bobby Sullivan

A graduate of East Carolina University School of Music, Bobby is our organist, choir master and musical director extraodinaire! He also leads the Emmanuel house band, playing at many Parish Life events. Married to Trish, when away from the keyboards he enjoys working in his gardens and playing with his grandchildren.

Karen Kearse

Karen has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and she operated a successful Before and After School program for many years. She has been the director of the Day School since 2014. A native New Yorker, she is married with three children. Mrs. Kearse enjoys travel, reading and theater.

Carter Sinclair

Carter is our Deacon in Training and is  long term Virginia Beach resident. He is  graduate of First Colonial High School and VPI and SU, now known as Virginia Tech, and holds a degree in Civil Engineering,and is a full time structural engineer at Sinclair Pratt Cameron. Married to Ellen Overman Sinclair, who is also a […]