Who's Who

Deacon Ed Bachschmid

Deacon Ed Bachschmid

The Reverend Deacon Ed Bachschmid is our Deacon. The Deacon is called to serve in a special ministry of servanthood directly under our bishop, assisting in the administration of the sacraments and reaching out to those in our community and beyond who are in need. In addition, Ed leads worship services at the VMRC, Sunnyside, and Bridgewater retirement communities. Ed has served Emmanuel since 2006, where he came to us from the diocese of the Rio Grande. He and his wife Judy have two adult children. You can contact him at 4dkned@gmail.com or by calling 540-810-7918.

Dr. Linell Gray Moss, Music Director

Dr. Linell Gray Moss, Music Director

Dr. Linell Gray Moss serves as Music Director for Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Harrisonburg, and teaches music and student development courses for Blue Ridge and Germanna Community Colleges. Moss brings a broad background in teaching, performing, and music ministry.  She has directed church music programs in United Methodist, Presbyterian, Northern Baptist, and Episcopal churches, and has sung as cantorial soloist in synagogues in Iowa and Virginia.  She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music.


Brad Lehman, Organist

Dr. Brad Lehman, Organist

Brad and his family are members of Community Mennonite Church. He holds a doctorate in harpsichord performance from the University of Michigan. His undergraduate degree in music and mathematics is from Goshen College.

Brad's post-doctoral research has been into historical methods of tuning keyboard instruments unequally, especially a temperament used by Bach in The Well-Tempered Clavier. His several articles on this topic were published in 2005.

Brad also writes for American Record Guide, where he reviews about a dozen classical keyboard CDs in every issue. Much of his career outside of music has been devoted to designing and building interactive telephone systems.

Brad has composed more than 60 hymns. Six appear in Hymnal: A Worship Book, 1992, the current hymnal of the Mennonite and Brethren churches.

Wendy Filler, Parish Administrator

Wendy Filler serves as our Parish Administrator. Wendy is a native of the Shenandoah Valley, who presently resides in Grottoes. Wendy graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. She has over twenty years of experience in office management with an emphasis in finance. Wendy’s family has extensive roots in various churches in the Shenandoah Valley. Her maternal family founded the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Grottoes, Virginia, her paternal Grandfather was a Baptist pastor, while her paternal Great Grandfather was an ordained Episcopal pastor.


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