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).


Calendar of Events

Church Council 2023
President – Karri Ashbaugh
President-Elect – Tom Jenny
Secretary – Michelle Slee
Treasurer – Julie Kohout
Doctrine & Worship Board – Matthew Van Gilder & Carol Castello
Congregational Life Board – Denise Etzler & Shirley Aschemeier
Board of Education – Kara Behnfeldt & Abbie Rohrs
Properties Board – Joe Knepley & Dennis Ehlers
Finance Board – Kelli Burkhardt & Ron Weichers

Church Staff
Pastor Janine Shearer
Maxine Eickhoff, Parish Secretary
Terri Sedam, Custodian
Vanessa Kwiatkowski, Organist & Music Coordinator
Bill Panning, Bell Choir Director

Our History