Our Team

Emily Manzano

Youth Director, PT

Emily was born and raised here in Harrisonburg, and after living in Roanoke for a few years and spending some time serving overseas in the Czech Republic shas finally moved back to the valley. She and her husband of six years, Keaton, are happy to be back in their hometown and serving at their home church. Emily began attending Grace when she was in eighth grade and was an active member of the youth group throughout high school. During this time, she encountered Jesus personally and learned that a life worth living is one lived for God alone. As the Youth Ministry Coordinator, she is passionate about creating a fun environment of Christian community for the youth of GCC to gather, grow, and go out to serve the community and beyond.
There are few things Emily loves more than traveling, being outside with her dogs, and eating tacos. If you need her, you can either find her making a home cooked meal or hiking with her husband.

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