Clergy & Staff
Interim Priest: The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury
The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury was raised in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, attending Christ Church, Andover. She received her B.A. in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia in 1985. After seven years working in finance and marketing, she felt called to change course and serve God in a different capacity. She attended Yale Divinity School from where she earned her M.Div. in 1995. She was ordained in 1996 and has been serving churches in Connecticut, Maryland, and Massachusetts, as well as doing missions work for three years in Klaipeda, Lithuania where she founded, and was pastor of, a new congregation.
She has been the Rector of St. Paul's, North Andover, and St. John's, Beverly Farms. Most recently she has been the Interim Priest at St. Elizabeth’s in Sudbury, and the Bridge Priest at Trinity, Melrose. Stephanie is drawn to the bright overlap between matter and spirit, and how life in this reality is intertwined with the transcendent. Our lives, thoughts, and actions are precious to God. Stephanie has two children from her first marriage, Duncan (23) and Jax (19), and is now married to Bill, also an Episcopal Priest, through whom she has two step-children and four grandchildren. Stephanie and Bill live in Lowell. She is delighted to be serving as the Interim Priest at Emmanuel and is enjoying serving alongside the congregation.
Deacon: The Rev. Holly Hartman
The Rev. Holly Hartman was appointed by Bishop Gayle Harris to serve as Deacon at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Wakefield for a three-year term, beginning in September 2019. Ordained a Vocational Deacon in 2012, Holly is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in Christian Education, and had an earlier career as an occupational therapist with a degree from the University of New Hampshire. Holly previously served at Christ Church in Needham and Grace Church in Everett. In addition to parish ministry, she is a Missioner for Global Partnerships on the diocesan staff. Her passion for ministry includes forming parishioners for mission, which she views as crossing boundaries to engage with people in another context, whether it be local or global. In these relationships she has experienced God in a most profound way.
At Emmanuel, Holly’s ministry includes working with lay leadership on the Mission Commission to deepen and expand outreach to the wider community, ministering with youth to deepen their understanding and engagement in mission opportunities, supporting the pastoral care team, participating in adult education offerings, and sharing with the Rector and lay leaders in Sunday morning worship. Holly is at Emmanuel approximately 10 hours per week.
Holly lives in Needham with her husband Lester, a pediatrician. They have two adult daughters. They also have a dog, Buttons, whom they cherish. They enjoy vacationing in Maine, especially at Higgins Beach in Scarborough, south of Portland.
Director of Music: Michael Salvatore
Michael Salvaore has been Director of Music at Emmanuel Church for nearly 15 years, since January 2005. Under his direction Emmanuel’s music program has grown considerably. He is a graduate of Hamilton College with a B.A. in American Studies and Music. He received the M.A. in Music Education from Boston University. In addition to serving as Emmanuel’s Director of Music, he is Chair of the Art Department, Director of Choral Music, Music Coordinator, and Instructor at the Fenn School, a private boys’ preparatory school in Concord, Massachusetts.
Since 2007 Mike has been Associate Director of MagnificatBoston, a choir of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, which sings traditional choral evensong in parishes throughout the diocese. Prior to his appointment at Emmanuel, Mike was Director of Music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Beverly, Mass., and St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Sudbury, Mass.
As Emmanuel’s Director of Music, Mike is the principal organist for Sunday worship services and special events, such as weddings and funerals. He directs the talented Emmanuel Parish Choir, a group of 12-14 members, which rehearses weekly on Tuesday evenings and is always open to new members). Mike has organized and participated in many special concerts, services, and other events at Emmanuel and regionally. He is active in civic affairs in Wakefield, including service as president of the board of directors of the Colonel James Hartshorne House.
Parish Administrator: Lisa Ventura
Lisa joined the Emmanuel staff as Parish Administrator in March of 2020. She previously worked in the educational publishing industry for 33 years. Lisa is an active member at Emmanuel serving on the Altar Guild, the Pastoral Care Committee and volunteers with the Bread of Life and Horizon House ministries. She is also a long-time volunteer for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Wakefield.
Financial Secretary: Mary Ann Nestor
Mary has served as Emmanuel’s financial secretary and bookkeeper since 2005. Prior to that, she was our parish secretary.
Sexton: Doug Lloyd
Doug Lloyd has served as Emmanuel Church’s sexton since 2014. He was previously sexton at Grace Church in Newton. He and his wife are active Episcopalians, attending St. Paul’s Church in Malden.