About Us & Contact Info.
Welcome to Emmanuel Church! I’m new to Thousand Oaks having lived and worked in south Orange County for most of my life. I am excited about being in a new community and exploring what God is up to with the members and friends of Emmanuel and the Conejo Valley. My wife Dee and I have been married for 35 years and have two adult daughters.
I graduated from Cal State University Fullerton; Fuller Theological Seminary for my Master of Divinity; and Columbia Theological Seminary for my Doctor of Ministry.
I served as the Organizing and First pastor of Trabuco Presbyterian Church; Associate Pastor at Laguna Presbyterian Church; as well as the Western Associate for the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the PCUSA, assisting others in starting new churches.
I am a Thousand Oaks native, and simply cannot escape the allure of TO.
I attended Azusa Pacific University for my undergraduate studies. I have since earned an M.A. in English from Cal State Northridge, and hold a Master of Divinity from Azusa Pacific Graduate School of Theology.
I love stories, compelling characters, and viewing the world through eyes other than mine. Rebecca and I have three children; they are compelling characters!
David has served at Emmanuel since 2009 and is currently active in a pastoral capacity.
Office Manager/Finance Administrator
Sharon joined the Staff in 2006 and has been Office Manager/Finance Administrator since November 2012. She worked in Property Management in the Seattle area before moving to California. Sharon served on the Property, Missions and Building committees at Mountain View Presbyterian church in Marysville, Washington.
Sharon is engaged to Dan Buckley. She has two grown children, James, a Youth Pastor, who is married to Bethany, and daughter, Megan, who is married to Tommy. They have a young daughter.
Sharon enjoys tennis, swimming, biking, reading, music and being a Nana!
She says, "Serving at Emmanuel has been a joy! God is moving in this church in new and wonderful ways!"
Children and Family Ministries Director
Debbie joined our staff in September 2015. Before coming to Emmanuel, Debbie wrote and edited Sunday School curriclum and church resources for Gospel Light Publications. She also directed camps for children and teens in foster care and has been involved in a variety of other ministies.
Jared del Dosso
Director of Youth Ministry
Jared has been part of Emmanuel since he was in Junior High. Jared went through the youth program and aside from moving away to college for a bit, he was never able to stay away from Emmanuel for too long.
Jared recieved his Bachelors in Biblical Studies from Eternity Bible College in 2014. He is currently working on his Masters of Arts in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Rachel del Dosso
Early Childhood Ministry Director
Rachel Del Dosso joined the staff at Emmanuel in May of 2013. She loves working with the young children in the Nursery. She strives to provide positive, warm, and loving experiences of church to show God’s love to the children, and lay the groundwork for experiencing the beautiful community Emmanuel has to offer.
She married Jared Del Dosso in December 2012 after she graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art. She recently completed graduate school at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles to become an Art Therapist and Marriage and Family Therapist. She enjoys incorporating creativity into the Nursery and Preschool curriculums.
Director of Music Ministry - Sanctuary Service
Lance joined our staff in September 2015. Lance comes to Emmanuel from St. Stephen Presbyterian where he was Director of Worship and accompanist since July 2006. He currently holds the position of choral conductor for the Towne Singers, a 100-voice choir. He is passionate about music and Christ's call on our lives. Lance and his wife Jamie reside in Granada Hills with their two sons.
Katie grew up at Emmanuel and started working in the church office in 2006 when she was still in school at Newbury Park High. She received her BA in Sociology at Cal State Channel Islands in 2012.
Kathy joined our staff as an Administrative Assistant in October 2012. Before joining the staff, Kathy was a stay at home mom to her 2 daughters, Caitlyn and Erin. Her family has been attending Emmanuel since 2002 when her family moved to California from the Midwest because her husband Chris received a job promotion. Kathy has a BS degree from DePaul University with a double major in Human Resource Management and Marketing.