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Immanuel Lutheran Church Leadership

Immanuel Lutheran Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.

Rev. John Wilke

Senior Pastor

Pastor Wilke serves Immanuel in a variety of pastoral roles, including counseling, discipleship, teaching and preaching. His professional background includes teaching high school and athletic coaching, youth work and pastoral training at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.

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Pastor Wilke serves Immanuel in a variety of pastoral roles, including counseling, discipleship, teaching and preaching. His professional background includes teaching high school and athletic coaching, youth work and pastoral training at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.

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Chris Winston

Director of Worship Arts

Chris leads the Music Ministry of Immanuel and directs the instrumental groups. Chris has his degree in music from the University of North Texas and has served in church music for 30 years. He is an internationally published composer with Concordia Publishing House among many other publishing companies worldwide.

Music Ministry Programs: Chancel Choir, Men’s Choir, Schola Cantorum, Music Makers, Handbells, Orchestra, Praise Band, and Brass.

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Chris leads the Music Ministry of Immanuel and directs the instrumental groups. Chris has his degree in music from the University of North Texas and has served in church music for 30 years. He is an internationally published composer with Concordia Publishing House among many other publishing companies worldwide.

Music Ministry Programs: Chancel Choir, Men’s Choir, Schola Cantorum, Music Makers, Handbells, Orchestra, Praise Band, and Brass.

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Rebecca Winston

Director of Vocal Music

Rebecca directs the Chancel Choir and Schola Cantorum Children’s Choir for children aged 1st-8th grade at Immanuel. She has been singing, teaching, and conducting professionally for over 25 years. Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Centenary College of Louisiana and her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of North Texas.

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Rebecca directs the Chancel Choir and Schola Cantorum Children’s Choir for children aged 1st-8th grade at Immanuel. She has been singing, teaching, and conducting professionally for over 25 years. Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Centenary College of Louisiana and her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of North Texas.

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Carrie Ann Swaim

Director of Teen Ministries

Carrie Ann Swaim is the ministry leader of youth grades 6th-12th grade.

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Carrie Ann Swaim is the ministry leader of youth grades 6th-12th grade.

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Todd Stevens

Director of Children's Ministries

Todd leads in a variety of growing programs designed to meet the needs of children and their families, from infancy through elementary school. Todd trained for education ministry at Concordia University and served as Director of Christian Education (DCE) in St. Louis, MO and Edmond, OK.

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Todd leads in a variety of growing programs designed to meet the needs of children and their families, from infancy through elementary school. Todd trained for education ministry at Concordia University and served as Director of Christian Education (DCE) in St. Louis, MO and Edmond, OK.

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