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Pastor Mike Rev. Michael W. Massa, Pastor
Pastor Mike has been with Immanuel since August of 2004.  His wife, Kathleen, is a Diaconal Minister within the ELCA.  They have two grown sons who live with their families in the Chicago area.  
Before coming to Cresco, Pastor Mike served at Edwards River Ministry, a combined parish near Moline, Illinois; First Lutheran Church of Beardstown, Illinois; Zion Lutheran Church of Davenport, Iowa; Zion Lutheran Church of Oelwein, Iowa; and Trinity Lutheran Church of Kingsway, Ohio.
His email is Pastor@ImmanuelCresco.org
Holly O'Brien Holly O'Brien, Youth Ministry Coordinator

Holly is a Cresco native who graduated from UNI in May of 2012.  She has been Immanuel's one-quarter time Youth Ministry Coordinator since January of 2013, and is the full-time activities director for Country Winds Manor (formerly known as Howard Residential Care Center).

Her email is Youth@ImmanuelCresco.org

Rhonda Troester
Rhonda Troester, Church Secretary 

Rhonda (last name pronounced "tray-stir") has been in charge of Immanuel's office since January 0f 2013.  She has lived in Cresco since 2008.  A native of McGregor, she graduated from business school in 1991, and went to work for GuideOne Insurance Company of Des Moines.  In 2008, when she was moved to northeastern Iowa as part of the dispersed staff of that company, she chose to locate in Cresco.

She is normally scheduled to be in the office from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday.   Her email is Office@ImmanuelCresco.org
Ken Lueschow
Mr. Ken Lueschow, President

Ken is very active within the congregation and community, and serves on the NorthEastern Iowa Synod Council.  He is a truck driver and makes both local and long-haul runs with livestock.  He and his wife, Wendy, have three grown children - the youngest, Mark, attends Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

The Congregational President's email is President@ImmanuelCresco.org

(Last updated 03/20/2013)
Congregational Officers (Also Officers of Church Council)
President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
Ken Leushow, Jr Jim Hughes Gary  Johnson Bob Gast
Boards (Chairperson is a member of Church Council)
Board of Chairperson Vice Chair Secretary
Parish Fellowship Marge Sovereign  Rod Bakken Lorrine Wentworth
Church Properties  Matt Brace Leonard Zeller Richard Holten
Stewardship and Finance Neil Lienhard Don Davis John Wiedeman
Christian Education Tanya Fencl Shereen Ries Becky Scheidel
Adult Ministry Roger Bronner Linda Bigalk Marlene Michel
Evangelism and Social Concerns Sue Easler Malissa Kappes Ken Hebrink
Worship and Music Kathy Grinhaug Judi Bina Jeanette Cotant
Youth Ministry Bob Omar Tara Duerre Marsha Headington

Elected Committees
Audit Kathy Massa Dave Matt  Sonia Ollendieck
Long Range Planning Merle Sovereign Linda Lienhard  John Wiedeman
Congregational President Former Congregational President
Nominating  Sharon Bordwell  Mark Grinhaug Carol Elwood
Beth Powers  Sue Easler  Neil Lienhard
Endowment and Memorial Amy Fralinger Dick Franks  Marlene Michel
Malvera Wohlsdorf Matt Brace Congregational President
Committees Appointed by Council
Mutual Ministry Harold Hovey Sharron Meyer Mark Grinhaug 
Richard Franks  Florene Holten  Marti Ferrie