Our Staff


Pastor Anders Nilsen

Pastor Anders has been the pastor at Emmanuel since June 2020. Anders and his wife Nichole moved to Virginia from Minnesota where he was serving a congregation, and she was was finishing up her medical school rotations. When he is not in the office or meeting with congregation members, you can find him at the gym, on the golf course, walking his two Bernese Mountain Dogs, or checking out a new brewery. Please contact the church office if you are in need of any pastoral care. You can reach Pastor Anders via email at pastoranders@elvb.org.

Ed Thomas, Sexton

Ed is not only our sexton, he is a faithful Brother in Christ. Ed loves Jesus and serving in any way that’s needed. With a smile and a chuckle always at the ready. Ed is a Giants fan and enjoys the rewarding nature of his job. 

William Neill III, Director of Music
William is an incredibly talented pianist, vocalist, dancer, and worship leader. We are grateful for the gifts and spirit that he brings to each service and the choir at Emmanuel.