Emanuel was born into a family of missionaries. His parents have and are currently serving in Russia. Because of this he had the opportunity to grow up both in Russia and the US. He was always passionate about community and serving others.
In 2014, while visiting his parents, he found his better half, Veronika. Six months later they were wed in Kazakhstan. They both we’re hospitable and welcoming, opening their home not only for small groups but also for other informal gatherings.
Emanuel was always interested in IT and how technology works. This led him to experiment with photo and videography. This hobby has become a passion through which he began serving the local congregation.