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Clergy & Staff

Bridge Priest:  The Rev. Manuel Faria

The Rev. Manny Faria retired at the end of 2021 after 22 years as Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Beverly. Previously he served as Assistant Rector at St. Stephen’s Parish in Pittsfield. A late vocation, Faria graduated from Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in 1996.


As a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Manny served on the Standing Committee from 2006 to 2010 and has served on various other committees involving international outreach, including the Middle East Working Group and the Massachusetts-Brazil Companionship Committee. He is a co-leader of diocesan pilgrimages to Israel and Palestine. Locally he helped found the Beverly Multifaith Coalition.


His wife, Lou Ann Faria, taught at Beverly Middle School until 2022. They have two grown daughters.

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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.

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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.

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