About Our Church Governance and Leadership

The word “presbyterian” simply means “elder” or “elder-led.” When we say we are a “presbyterian” church, we simply mean that the government of the local church is committed to elders who have been elected by the local congregation to serve the spiritual needs of the body. To learn more, go here.

Immanuel Chapel’s Church Officers

  • Pastor

    Mark Marquis

    Mark Marquis has served as our Pastor since 2003.

    He and his wife Annie graduated from Salem State College. Mark received his MDiv from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

    Mark and Annie have three children who all live in South Carolina and Georgia. They have 10 grandchildren.

    Pastor Mark makes it his aim to preach the whole counsel of God from the Bible, living word of God, about the son of God and the redemption Jesus purchased, for all who believe, by His life, His death on the cross and resurrection. God is and God has spoken.


  • Elder

    Jason Poquette

    Jason has been serving as an elder since 2001.

    He and his wife Bonnie live in Whitinsville, MA. Jason grew up in California and moved to the East Coast with his family after graduating high school. He and his wife Bonnie (whom he met at Immanuel!) have been married for 30 years, and have four children.

    Jason is a pharmacist, works as a director for a cancer hospital.

    When not working, Jason enjoys reading, writing, teaching, kayaking in the summer.

  • Elder

    Robert Vander Hart

    Robert moved with his family from the Midwest to Central Mass in 1997.

    He was ordained a ruling elder at Immanuel Chapel in 2003.

    In addition to serving on the session, Robert also leads the monthly men’s Bible study and also serves as an occasional adult Sunday School teacher. He and his wife have two adult sons who live in the area.

  • Deacon

    Mark Lamoureux

    Mark has been serving as a deacon since 1996.

    Originally from Rhode Island, I have lived in Sutton, MA for 38 years and along with my lovely wife Terri. We were married at Immanuel and raised our three beautiful children here.

    My career has been in the IT field, developing business and logistics applications. Terri serves as a nurse at a local health clinic.

  • Deacon

    Bob Garrity

    Bob has been serving as a Deacon since 1989.

    I have been a Christian since the early ‘80’s. I was raised in a Roman Catholic family, as have a few of our members. I attended both a Catholic high school and college.

    I have been retired for over ten years after a long career in the insurance industry and reside in the neighboring town of Whitinsville, MA.