Rev. Michael Fredericks
Michael & Julia grew up in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, and come to Immanuel after pastoring 9 years in Perth-Andover New Brunswick. Michael is a graduate of StFX University (BA) and Acadia Divinity College (MDiv).
Michael’s a Star Wars nerd, a multi-instrumentalist, a lover of great music & film, an avid listener of podcasts and audiobooks, and a gifted communicator. He’s a father of five and is very happy to spend time hanging out with his super cool / cute kids. Michael loves Jesus and the local church, and wants the local church to be more like Jesus.
Michael & Julia are active in community and enjoy welcoming friends, neighbours, and strangers into their home.
CHILDREN & YOUTH COORDINATOR
Hannah was born in Newfoundland, but has also lived in Ontario and Manitoba, then later settled in Nova Scotia. She began attending church as a child, and soon after clung to the promise that Jesus was her friend forever. She has been volunteering at her church and in her community since her teenage years and later felt called to pursuit a degree in Biblical studies. Hannah and her family began attending Immanuel in 2014. In 2018 she accepted the position of Children's Ministry Coordinator, and has since expanded her role to also include ministry with the youth.
She is a wife and mom, loves to travel and desires to experience life in other countries. She loves coffee (perhaps to an unhealthy degree) and Christmas movies (also probably to an unhealthy degree). Hannah finds that reading for pleasure is a hobby she'd like to adopt - wrapped up in a blanket and wearing fuzzy reading socks while curled up on the couch. However, in reality she doesn't like reading. But does end each evening curled up on the couch with her husband to watch Netflix.
Her philosophy on the purpose of life can be summed up in one word...Love. God loves all people unconditionally, and so should we love Him and others. Jesus was the best example of how to do this well, which is why Hannah continues to study God's word and Jesus' life.
Shannon grew up in North River, N.S. and still lives in the community today. She and Dave have been married 22 years, and have an awesome son Chris! Shannon enjoys early mornings, beginning with a Bible Study and catching up on texts and messages from family and friends. God, family and friends would sum her up. She loves being a Mom! She also loves being outdoors, working on plants, trees, and digging in the earth. "bloom where you are planted" a favorite saying. She loves music and her zumba class.
We are so thankful to have Shannon’s smiling face and joyful personality greeting you on the phone or in the office.
Peter & Lori Garrett came to Immanuel December 24, 2008. Over the past 10 years, they have served in many capacities within IBC. Peter has been married 30 years, and has a handsome son, Alex, and two beautiful daughters – Jessica & Rebecca. All three children have left Peter & Lori ‘empty nesters’. He enjoys spending time outside working around his property, playing Sudoku, and watching a few Netflix series with Lori.
Peter loves being of service to his Lord by playing on the worship team, helping out with various church events, and of course, being the ‘Mr. Clean’ for Immanuel.