Our Leaders & Staff

Elder, Chair, Jeff Wilcox

Elder, Vice-Chair, Dan O'Brien

Elder, Secretary, Tom Taylor

Elder, Vice-Secretary, Mike Chew

Elder, Gordon Chinamasa

Elder, Matt Galster

Elder, Russell Hughes

Elder, Bruce McIntosh

Elder, Dennet Sidell


Senior Pastor, Dana Smith

Pastor Dana received his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1999. The youngest of five in a family of nonbelievers, he was born and raised in West Chester, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. He loves missions, preaching/teaching, and theology. Experiencing firsthand the damage of theological liberalism in the context of two mainline denominations in which he previously served, he affirms the need for Orthodoxy (right doctrine) followed by Orthopraxy (right living). Right belief in God's Word must translate into right action. The head must impact the heart, or else one does not really know God's Word. As such, he is constantly seeking to grow in the grace and the knowledge of the Lord Jesus (2 Peter 3:18), trusting that such growth in grace will translate into equal growth in evangelistic love for the lost and compassionate love for the household of faith.

EMAIL: Pastor Dana Smith


Associate Pastor, Joe Garrison

Joe grew up in Malvern, PA, a small suburb outside of Philadelphia. While in college Joe felt the call to ministry in the local church in some fashion. Upon graduation he applied to a few youth ministry positions at churches in Pennsylvania. For six years he was the director of youth and young adults at a church near Lancaster, PA, while also taking classes online at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In 2013, He moved up to Massachusetts with his newly minted wife Ashley and finished his Master of Divinity (M.Div) degree at GCTS. In June 2015, after a two year internship at Immanuel, the church extended a call for him to become an associate pastor. He enjoys building relationships and discipling people, missions, and seeing those who don’t know Christ come to know him through the proclamation of the gospel. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley, playing sports, and coaching cross country.

EMAIL: Joe Garrison


Associate Pastor, Jonathan Romig

Jonathan was born in Virginia but raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the town of Estes Park. He received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at Colorado State University. Shortly after that the Lord called him to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity (M.Div) and met his wife Monica. He loves God, his family, the church, and writing. He has a heart for pastoral ministry and wants to see the lost come to know Christ.

EMAIL: Jonathan Romig


Office Administrator, Barbara Seifert

Barbara has her B.S. in Communications and had worked in Human Resources and Training and Development within the software industry for several years before deciding to take a break from her career to raise her children.  She and her husband Jeff have been at Immanuel Church for over 15 years.  They have three teenagers, Jared, Jack & Grace, and live in Westford.  As a volunteer, Barbara has served as the Church Clerk, on the Associate Pastoral Search Committee, Immanuel Café, Women’s Ministry’s Mom’s Cottage, Vacation Bible School, and the Nursery/Children's Church.

EMAIL: Barbara Seifert 


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: Bruce Fottler


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


Steve Camp, Custodian

Steve has been attending Immanuel with his wife for a little over thirty three years.  He has three grown children, Erica, Steve Jr. and Bill.  Over the past thirty years, he has served several times on the Elder Board and also taught Adult Sunday School class.

EMAIL: Steve Camp