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.

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
 
Chris Menard serves the church as the Elder of Student Ministries. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a degree in Accounting and has worked in the Wausau area in various financial and accounting roles since graduating. Chris and his wife, Theresa, have attended Immanuel since moving to Wausau shortly after college and have served in a variety of children’s ministry roles through the years, which include serving as Awana Ministry Directors since 2004. Chris served on a Shepherding team in 2015 and was appointed as a lay elder in 2016. His passion is to encourage children, teens and parents to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Chris and Theresa have six children with the youngest in High School and enjoy time gardening, sitting by the fire and traveling.  

Gary Scharping

Elder of Local and Global Missions
 

OFFICE STAFF

 

Cheryl Schneider

Administrative Assistant
 

DEACONS

 

Ty Hamland

Deacon – Chairman
 

Mark Nikolai

Deacon – Assistant Chairman
 

Zach Sawall

Deacon – Spiritual Life
 

Bruce Beaty

Deacon – Property
 

Taylor Mayfield

Deacon – Finance
 

Mike Schlagel

Deacon – Family Life
 

Craig Kowatch

Deacon – Outreach (Missions)
 

Joe Weix

Deacon – Christian Education
 

Jay Sparks

Deacon – Secretary

DEACONESSES

Cynthia Abrego

Cindy Beaty

Helga Graf

Rita Johanning

Jenna Graham

Mary Kowatch