Church in the Palms is led by a gifted an experienced staff team whose mission is to equip and empower our congregation for the work God has called us to do.

  • EVAN IMEL | Lead Pastor

    Pastor Evan and his family (Wife - Courtney, Daughter - Abigail, Son - Joshua) came to Church in the Palms in 2019 as our Associate Pastor. After spending nearly 5 years discipling our children, youth and adults, Evan transitioned into his role as Lead Pastor. Passionate about discipleship, and seeing lives transformed, Evan is committed to leading our Church to live out its mission to Love God, Love Others and Live the Love

    For Pastor Evan, building strong and authentic relationships within the Church community is key. He believes that a healthy and thriving church culture is one that fosters a sense of belonging and unity among its people. He desires to connect with people of all ages and walks of life and works to ensure that everyone feels valued and loved. 

    In addition to fostering spiritual growth and belonging in the Church, Evan also has a heart for reaching out to the local community and beyond. He believes that the love of Christ cannot be contained in the four walls of a building, but shared with the community around us. He seeks to inspire people to connect and engage with their friends, neighbors and local organizations to help meet the needs of the community. 

    Beyond his role as Pastor, Evan is a loving husband and devoted father of two children. His family actively serves in the church and is a wonderful example of how to live out faith in the context of daily life. There is nothing that Evan loves more than to spend time with his children, whether playing outside in their neighborhood or doing homework at the kitchen table. 

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  • adrian marinelli assistant pastor of teaching and discipleship

    Adrian started serving as an intern at Church in the Palms in 2018 while he was a student at Palm Beach Atlantic University completing his Master of Divinity degree. After serving for years on our teaching team, as a student ministry volunteer and teacher, and eventually on our Leadership Team, Church in the Palms is honored to have Adrian serve as our Assistant Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship. In addition to his ministry at Church in the Palms, Adrian is employed by Palm Beach Atlantic University, and is preparing for a very important job on November 11th, 2022 - becoming a husband to Megan Konynenbelt.

  • dale eby | financial manager

    Dale came to Church in the Palms after leading a Student Ministry at a church in Palm Beach County. Born and raised in South Florida, Dale earned a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University before beginning his ministry career. Dale and his wife Susan, an executive in social services, have two adult daughters: Kaitlin and Allie. Dale is a Mathematics teacher at Palm Beach Lakes High School. In addition to his ability to crunch numbers for our congregation and the Community Life Center, we are so blessed to have another seasoned pastor on our staff team!

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