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 2018
President - Ron Wiechers
President-Elect - Ed Biederstedt
Secretary - Loralee Jones
Treasurer - Julie Kohout
Doctrine & Worship Board - Betty Mowery & Ronnie Rohrs
Congregational Life Board - Sue Schink & Julie Callaway
Board of Education - Julie MtCastle & Amanda Dilbone
Properties Board - Marv MtCastle & Carey Plummer
Finance Board - Kelli Burkhardt & Maxine Eickhoff

Church Staff
James Castello, 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. - 3 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

Emanuel has recently undertaken a $750,000 project to renovate its organ and sanctuary. Additionally, needed repairs and improvements were made to the building and surrounding grounds.

What We Believe