Pastor and Staff
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR – Cindy Tyler
Cindy manages the day to day office administration duties for our church. Please call and leave a message or email if you need any help with booking the church for weddings, events, or would like more information on the groups and services Emmanuel Church can provide you.
CHOIR DIRECTOR – SCOT ZAFFORA-REEDER
Scot Zaffora-Reeder is a versatile choir director with experience in a broad range of music. He is trained classically in choral music, active with community musical productions, and a guitarist and folk singer who often performs solos, or plays in the Praise Band and other ensembles. Scot is a naturally collaborative and affirming leader. He has a good sense of humor, and knows how to draw the best out of the choir musically. When Scot is out of town, Barbara Flynn, a gifted singer and instrumentalist (flute, tin whistle, recorder), assists as our interim choir director.
WORSHIP DRAMA DIRECTOR – DAVID COOPER
A theater major from the Buffalo State College, David has brought enormous creativity to Emmanuel’s worship drama program for 20 years. David is especially skilled at taking complete amateurs and making them real actors on stage. Working closely with the pastors, he has made drama a powerful tool of communicating the gospel in worship
CLOWN TROUPE CO-DIRECTORS - SARAH HOVEY AND GERALD HETTICK
Sarah Hovey is actually a professional clown named “Fifi” – you might catch sight of her traveling to a job in her yellow Volkswagen beetle! Sarah is also active in local theater with the Watertown Little Theater. Gerald has been a clown for 15 years – his clown name is “Jerichoco.” Sarah and Gerald work closely with the pastors and other members of our Clown Troupe to write original mimes which illustrate the sermon, make the congregation laugh, and give a touching message!
NURSERY STAFF – Jacqui Laclair
Jacqui is our primary nursery staff person, and her gentle presence in our nursery creates a calm and loving environment. We rely on her to be our “go to” person in the church nursery.
SEXTON – GAIL SCHWALM
Gail is both our part-time sexton and a co-chair of our Deacons. She loves Emmanuel, so caring for the building comes naturally to her. You may see Gail taking out the trash, vacuuming the sanctuary, preparing the church on Sunday morning for service, or working in the kitchen, putting on a Stone Soup Luncheon. She is a real doer and always works with a smile!