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Meet Emanuel's Team
Intentional Interim Pastor
Cindy joined the staff of Emanuel in May 1987 serving as part-time Youth Ministry and Christian Education Director. As an Associate in Ministry, her work has focused on youth and families. Cindy is currently serving as Minister of Programs overseeing all of Emanuel’s Commissions. Cindy received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Emanuel. She and her husband Randy live in Coventry and have two adult children Crystal and Curtis.
Director of Music
Dr. Jun Lee’s music education in the United States began at the
College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He received
his Bachelor’s from Westminster Choir College, a Master’s in Choral
Conducting from Florida State University, and DMA in choral conducting
with music theory minor at the University of Connecticut.
Jun’s dedication to Baroque music not only inspired his dissertation
research on the Brockes Passion by Reinhard Keiser, but also directed the
piece as the North American premiere with a grant from the Paul C. Richards
and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation.
Jun has previously taught at Baekseok University and the University of Connecticut, and led various university ensembles, church choirs and children’s choirs.
He has participated in conducting fellowship programs at the Yale School of Music, Princeton Music Festival, and Europa Cantat in Belgium. He has conducted in master classes with Simon Carrington, Frieder Bernius, John Washburn, William Weinert, Jan Harrington, Daniel Reuss, and Hans Leenders, among others. He conducted the Vancouver Chamber Choir as a guest conductor at the National Conductors Symposium, and Studium Chorale in the Netherlands.
As a church musician, he served as the director of music at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford, the Choir School of Hartford, Somers Congregational Church, and Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, among others.
Director of Family Ministries
Christine Carlson spent her childhood in upstate New York. She graduated from University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Following graduation, Christine worked extensively with special needs children both through her work as an occupational therapist within the Rocky Hill school system as well as with private therapy and clinic-based therapy. Christine joined Emanuel in 2001 and co-lead the youth group from 2002 to 2005. Christine and her husband, Eric live in Tolland with their two kids, Ryan and Bella Rose and two basset hounds, Molly and Ruby. She was the Co-Director of Family Ministries in 2011 and is now the Director of Family Ministries at Emanuel.
Resident of Manchester for 18 years and a member of Emanuel for ten. Anne has a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from Keene State College and has worked as a Graphic Designer as well as an Office Manager and Bookkeeper for both for profit and non-profit agencies.
A life-long member of Emanuel, Nancy has worked in the church office as the Administrative Assistant since November of 2003. She has recently taken over primary responsibility for managing membership and financial records. She enjoys working with such a talented staff. She feels blessed to be able to use her gifts and serve her church community in her position.
Prior to her retirement, Lynne Gustafson RN had been Coordinator of School Health Services for the Manchester School System for 31 years. During those years she held several leadership positions; first as President of the Association of School Nurses of Connecticut and then as President of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). In 1999 she was elected a Fellow in NASN. Through these positions she realized that she enjoyed creating new programs. When Emanuel decided to start a Parish Nurse program she decided that this was an excellent challenge and opportunity for her to blend her nursing skills with her spirituality. In 2004 she completed the Parish Nurse program developed by St Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Through the Parish Nurse program, Emanuel offers parishioners a wide range of health and advocacy programs.