LEADERSHIP

About Our Leadership and Staff

OUR LEADERSHIP AND STAFF ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU ~
Immanuel Session Members

Whoever wants to be great among you must be slave of all. Even the Son of Man came not to be served but to be a servant—to offer His life as a ransom for others.

– Jesus, Mark 10:44-45 (NRSV)

OUR STAFF
Pastor / Head of Staff

Rev. Dr. John C. Tittle

Pastor / Head of Staff

Director of Music

Dr. Walter W. Schurr

Director of Music

Alternative Worship Leader

Will Price

Alternative Worship Leader

Director of Christian Formation

Kris Goorsky

Director of Christian Formation

Church Administrator

Kate Kelly

Church Administrator

Nursery Director

Grace Kelly

Nursery Director

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND APPRECIATION
Rev. Robert (Bob) Seel, Parish Associate Emeritus
Rev. Robert (Bob) Seel, Parish Associate Emeritus

Immanuel would like to acknowledge the December 31, 2018 retirement of Rev. Robert (Bob) Seel as Parish Associate. Bob just celebrated his 95th birthday. We greatly appreciate his 25 years of service to Immanuel and lifetime as an exemplary Christian, missionary, and minister. Best wishes to Bob and his family as he continues as a participant at Immanuel, walking the road of life in the light of Christ.

IMMANUEL ELDERS SERVING ON SESSION

Moderator
Clerk of Session
Buildings and Grounds
Christian Education
Communications and Connections
Finance and Stewardship
Hospitality
Missions and Evangelism
Personnel
Worship

Rev. Dr. John C. Tittle
Laura Fennema
Gary Grochowski (2021) ~ Ed Vander Woude (2022)
Amanda Leachet (2021) ~ Emily Honeycutt (2022)
Joey Samoy (2022)
Wayne Barnes (2020) ~ Bruce Ellwein (2020)
Kelly Wood (2020) ~ Tama Jarvis (2021) ~ Chuck Wilkie (2021)
Gale Griffin (2020) ~ David Diebold (2022)
Debbi Zimmermann (2020)
Debby Johnson (2021) ~ Joy Hager  (2022)

The Session Elders

The Session is a group of elders who have spiritual and governmental oversight at Immanuel.

Elders are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. Ruling elders, together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships.

IMMANUEL DEACONS SERVING

Class of 2020

Fred Boomer
Erin Boomer
Florence Dungan
Lucy Greenleaf
Darlys Tippie

Class of 2021

Susan Barnes
Trudy Kingsolver
Judy Malis
Kevin Murphy
Marie Roberts

Class of 2022

Ann Jarvis
Carol Kienbaum
Patti Piper
Marlene Stevens
Cheryl Wood

The Ministry of Deacon

The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress.