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Church Staff

Music Director and Organist: Ryan Fitch.






Director of Spiritual Formation for Children and Youth. A life-long Arlington native, Toni Buranen has an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry and Religious Education from Boston College.  She has joyfully worked primarily in religious education (as a high school theology teacher) and youth ministry. She has also worked in other areas of  education (administration and libraries). Toni is married to another teacher, Franz Misch, and together they have three children.

In her spare time (ha!), Toni likes to hang out with her family and friends, read, walk, play games, practice good enough parenting, and contemplate radical simplicity.  Someday, she hopes to walk the Camino de Santiago and travel the world with her hubby and kids.  


Parish Administrator: Kelli Corts.








Administrative Assistant. Karen O'Hern is a native Long Islander who has been a resident of Alexandria since 1989. She graduated from Alfred University in western NY with a degree in Marketing and Business Economics. Karen is married to Bob and their twins, Andrew and Kelsey, who are young adults in college. She enjoys outings with family and friends that revolve around nature and good food. She is very happy to be part of the thriving and welcoming community at Emmanuel. 




 Nursery Caregiver.  Lilian Urrea.

Nursery Caregiver. Natalie DeLeon Santizo.

Nursery Caregiver. Sara Guzman.