ELDERS

Rob Love
Elder of Preaching & Vision
 
Pastor Rob Love serves the church as the Elder for Preaching and Vision. The Loves started ministry at Immanuel in March, 2016 after sixteen years of Pastoral ministry in Jefferson, WI and Greenwood, WI. Rob Graduated from Maranatha Baptist University with an undergraduate in Bible and Church Ministries and Liberty Theological Seminary with a Masters in Theology. Rob’s greatest passion in church life is declaring, with conviction, the relevant truth of God’s Holy Word so that the faith family can grow to imitate our glorious redeemer, Jesus Christ. Rob is joyfully joined in life and ministry with his wife, Lynelle. As former college athletes, Rob and Lynelle both enjoy playing and coaching sports and anything that includes spending time with their four children.
Mike Fischer
Elder of Worship & Small Groups
 
Pastor Mike Fischer serves as the Pastor of Worship. Mike is a graduate of Drake University with a Bachelor of Music degree, and earned a Master of Music degree at the New England Conservatory of Music. He served as a worship pastor in the Twin Cities before coming to Immanuel in the spring of 2009. His desire is to see congregations engaged in worship and see how worship is not a few songs sung on Sunday morning, but is a foundational part of our life as a believer. An important part of Mike’s ministry at Immanuel is our small group ministry. Mike is also active in our community as a musician and teacher and has been featured in concerts and on many recordings. Music and articles can be found on his website, Piano Inspirations
Pastor Will Zalizniak
Elder of Family Life
 
Pastor Will Zalizniak serves as the Elder of Family Life. After graduating with a degree in youth ministry from Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, WI, he became the Pastor of Family and Worship at Missionary Baptist Church in Greenwood, WI, where he served from 2014 until his transition to Immanuel in July of 2017. He is presently studying Church Ministry online at Liberty University. Will is passionate for God’s glory in His good designs of church and family, especially as God’s Word equips parents for raising their children in the Lord and helps transform believers of every age into the image of Christ. Will enjoys many sporting and outdoor activities, and is grateful for God’s providence of life and ministry with his wife, Rachel, and three children.
Ben Graham
Elder of Spiritual Life
 
Ben Graham serves the church as the Elder of Spiritual Life.  He began his studies at the University of Minnesota and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a degree in Religious Studies. As he neared graduation, Ben considered futures in vocational eldership or law enforcement. For the last decade, Ben has joyfully served the community as a law enforcement officer while remaining active in the church. Ben was appointed as a lay elder in 2016. His passion is to encourage individuals in transformative learning to seek, savor and be fully satisfied in the Savior. Ben is joined in ministry by his wife and three children. 
 
Chris Menard
Elder of Student Ministries
 
Gary Scharping
Elder of Local & Global Missions

OFFICE STAFF

 
Laura Nikolai
Building Administrator
 
Cheryl Schneider
Administrative Assistant
DEACONS
 
Bob Ross
Deacon – Chairman
 
Bruce Beaty
Deacon – Assistant Chairman
 
Mike Graham
Deacon – Spiritual Life
 
Don Harris
Deacon – Property
 
John Miller
Deacon – Outreach (Missions)
 
Bruce Trueblood
Deacon – Family Life
 
Craig Kowatch
Deacon – Secretary
 
Ben McEvoy
Deacon – Finance
 
Mark Nikolai
Deacon – Christian Education

DEACONESSES

Cynthia Abrego
Sue Miller
Cindy Beaty
Rose Towle
 Helga Graf
Lisa Weix