Emmanuel grew up in Santa Cruz County. He earned a degree in Addiction Studies from Bethany University
in Scotts Valley, and a degree in Marital & Family Therapy at Western Seminary, San Jose. For
the past 17 years he has been helping addicts and families as a counselor and
administrator at New Life Community Services in Santa Cruz. Since 1997, Emmanuel
has been an instructor for various addictions and psychology programs. He is a member of the Board
of Directors at New Life Center church. Emmanuel is married and has two teenage daughters. Emmanuel
came on board at Western Seminary San Jose in the spring of 2012. He currently teaches Physiology
and Pharmacology of Addiction (CNS 527S).