About Us

Emanuel - "God is with us"

Welcome to the Emanuel Lutheran Church website!  Our church is fully handicapped accessible and we welcome you to join us in worship.

We are affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and its Northwest Ohio Synod (NWO Synod).

Church Council 2019
President - Ed Biederstedt
President-Elect - Barbara Hoffman
Secretary - Loralee Jones
Treasurer - Julie Kohout
Doctrine & Worship Board - Ronnie Rohrs & Melinda Dachenhaus
Congregational Life Board - Julie Callaway & Gayla Rohrs
Board of Education - Amanda Dilbone & Joleen Brubaker
Properties Board - Carey Plummer & Ryan Hoffman
Finance Board - Kelli Burkhardt & Maxine Eickhoff

Church Staff
Beth Westphal, Part-time Pastor
Maxine Eickhoff, Parish Secretary
Jack Robbins, Custodian
Angela Tonjes, Worship & Music Director/Organist
Bill Panning, Bell Choir Director

Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Phone: (419) 592-2616
Email:  emanuel@bright.net

Where We Are

Our History
Emanuel Lutheran Church was established in 1882 at the corner of West Clinton and North Scott streets in Napoleon, Ohio. The original church burned in 1916 and the current facility was dedicated for service on November 17, 1918.


Our Former and Current Pastors

What We Believe