Our Pastor & Staff


Associate Pastor, Neil Murphy

Neil is the oldest of four children and was born and raised in Andover, MA in a Christian home. He received his undergraduate degree in Music Business at UMass Lowell but was then called to ministry. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2018 with an M.Div. while working as a Director of Youth Ministries. Neil is passionate about the local church, making disciples who make disciples, youth ministry, evangelism/mission, and preaching/teaching. He also loves just about all types of music (especially jazz) and plays both upright and electric bass.

EMAIL:  Neil Murphy


Office Administrator, Barbara Seifert

Barbara has her B.S. in Communications and had worked in Human Resources and Training & Development within the software industry for several years.  She and her husband Jeff, have been at Immanuel Church for over 15 years.  They have three teenagers and live in Westford.  As a volunteer, Barbara currently serves as the Church Clerk and on the Immanuel Cafe staff, and in the past, has served on the Associate Pastoral Search Committee, Women’s Ministry’s Mom’s Cottage, Vacation Bible School, and the Nursery/Children's Church.

EMAIL: office@immanuelchurch.com


Bookkeeper, Bruce Fottler

Bruce grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved to the Boston area while in high school. After attending Northeastern University, he spent 25 years in accounting, credit management, and treasury management positions. While his career-track mostly put him behind a desk, he dabbled in creative pursuits such as producing, writing, and directing film shorts. Bruce is also an author of five published novels.  Bruce and his wife, Melody, have been attending Immanuel Church for a few years now. They have two children, Jacob and Drew, and live in Chelmsford.

EMAIL: bookkeeper@immanuelchurch.com


Property Manager, Dennis Keefe

Dennis is responsible for maintaining cleanliness and repairs of building.  He has been attending Immanuel for over twenty years!  Dennis worked for the Marriott Hotels where he was the Chief Engineer for over ten years and was responsible for all indoor and outdoor repair work. 

EMAIL: Dennis Keefe