Ryan Francis

Pastor of High School ministry


Ryan is the husband of Joyce and father of Zoey (4), Sofia (2), and Leo (1).  He earned his B.S. in mathematics at Illinois College, where he played football and came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. He then completed a Masters of Divinity at The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles before coming to serve at Immanuel. He enjoys sports, books, and is an aspiring expert in dad jokes.


JJ Englebrecht

director of Middle School Ministry


JJ was born in Cape Town, SA. JJ is passionate about soccer, long-distance running, and music, but his greatest passion of all was produced by God following his salvation in 2010; and that passion is to lift high the Name of Jesus in all that he does. The manifestation of that desire has resulted in full-time ministry for the last 3 years, and has now led him to Immanuel.

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Holly McNally

Assistant Program Director


Holly started attending Immanuel in December 2012 after graduating with a degree in Therapuetic Recreation from Longwood University in May of that year. She served in Student Ministries as a small group leader for two years prior to joining staff in the fall of 2016. She is passionate about travelling, and as of the end of 2018 has visited 10 countries on 3 continents (so far!)! Holly was recently married to her husband, Tyler, who also serves with ISM as a small group leader for high school boys.