Pastors and Leaders

Our Pastor

The Rev. T. Daniel Clayborne (Interim)

Meet our staff

Lynne Ambrose (Secretary)

Lynne was born and raised in northern New Jersey but her family roots are in Dauphin and Schuykill counties. So while always be a “Jersey Girl” at heart, she grew up with a predominantly PA Dutch family. She attended the local community
college and Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison NJ and has degrees in Biology and Medical Technology.  She relocated to the Lehigh Valley in 1986 and spent 20 years working in various healthcare settings, the last 17 years working as a formulations specialist for a local medical device manufacturer. She has been married to her husband Dave for 20 years and moved to Moore Township in 2001,  and have been members of Emmanuel’s for 15 years. We do not have any human children but are “parents” to three furbabies (cats): Daphne, Hamish and Cordelia (who is blind). They keep us busy and their antics never fail to leave us shaking our heads. In my spare time I love to read, garden, cook and do DYI projects.

Beth McElroy (Organist & Choir Director)

Beth McElroy is a native to the Poconos and graduate of Stroudsburg High School.  Since beginning piano lessons at age 3, music became her first language and lifelong passion. She grew up in church choirs and handbell choirs at Christ Hamilton United Lutheran Church and went on to pursue a degree in Percussion Performance at Ithaca College, where she co-founded their first handbell choir. Since moving to the Lehigh Valley in 2010 she has been teaching private lessons, directing choirs, and leading worship through music at several local churches. She also performs regularly with the Allentown Symphony, Allentown Band, PA Shakespeare Festival, Southside Sinfonietta and several other chamber groups and pit orchestras throughout the valley. Currently, Beth resides in Northampton, with her cat, McGonagall.

Bobby Siegfried (Alternative Worship Director)

Photo of Bobby SiegfriedA life-long resident of the Lehigh Valley, Bobby grew up in the church and became a member of Emmanuel’s with his family in 1995. Thanks to his parents and first church organist starting him with voice and piano lessons when he was barely 3 years old, he considers himself blessed beyond measure to not remember a day where music wasn’t an integral part of his life and identity. Bobby joined the contemporary worship team at Emmanuel’s in its early days, and grew to become a leader, serving in various capacities in and around the region, college worship teams, touring worship bands, and as a contemporary worship leader at other churches, the synod and national levels in both guest and official capacities. He has consulted with other Lutheran churches looking to start/grow contemporary worship ministry. He is very active in the larger church, in ecumenical ministries, and is a professional performing singer/songwriter/musician. He currently resides in Bath, with his cat, Cricket.

Gloria Wallery (Sexton)

 

Meet our lay leaders

Chris & Samantha Wolf (J-Walkers Youth Group Leaders)

Chris and Samantha Wolf, married since 2015, are our J-Walkers Youth Group leaders. Chris is from Danielsville and Samantha is from Moore Township; both are graduates of Northampton Area High School. Chris is part of the Contemporary Worship Team and a conveyor mechanic at C&S Wholesale. Samantha is a member of Church Council and a Medication Tech at Sacred Heart. They are both avid Disney lovers and welcome a (almost) yearly trip down south to visit their favorite mouse. They have two daughters, Taelynn and Addalyn. They currently reside in Palmerton with their dog Jill.

 

 

Our Contemporary Worship Team

For our Contemporary Worship, we rely on a great number of people to enhance our worship experience.  These include musicians and singers in addition our Pastors.

Partial Team, from left: Chris Wolf, JT Moyer, (Former) Pastor Barry, Todd Leibenguth, Stephen McElroy, Clarissa Louw, Jeff Louw, Amy Hower, Bonnie Himmelwright

Not pictured: Bobby Siegfried, Jim Diehl, Bart Palamaro