Pastor Cindy has served at Immanuel since 2011. She loves the intergenerational culture of Immanuel, where all ages and stages of faith are valued. She is energized by the way members work to live out their faith in the city through caring, using their gifts and talents and working for change. Pastor Cindy has previously served congregations in Richmond, VA, Dallas, TX, and West St. Paul, MN. She has a BS from The College of William and Mary in Virginia, and an MDiv from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. She and her husband Brian are the parents of two grown children.
Chris Cherwien directs the adult, youth, and children’s vocal and Handbell choirs at Immanuel. She has served congregations in Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Philadelphia throughout her music ministry. Chris has performed as soloist and in ensembles throughout her carreer and is currently the alto section leader for the National Lutheran Choir. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal performance from Augsburg College.
Emily King oversees Sunday school and vacation Bible school and assists in church communications. She spent 16 years doing journalism, writing and editing before embarking on a new journey. Emily has a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.
Michelle Stillwell teaches Confirmation for our 7th- and 8th-graders and leads all the high-school activities. She is also a fixture at our summer day camps.
Julie Lindorff likes hearing Immanuel sing from the organ bench! Julie grew up in Rock Island, Illinois surrounded by Augustana Synod Swedish Lutherans. She is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and holds a masters degree in Theology & Music from Luther Seminary and St.Olaf College. Julie has had the privilege of serving as organist of two remarkable churches, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and Pilgrim Lutheran Church in St. Paul. She is always on the lookout for a new hymn, a new hiking trail on the North Shore.
Deanna Hesse is the Church Administrator. She manages a variety of tasks that keep Immanuel running smoothly. She brings managerial experience from the corporate world. Deanna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Gettysburg College and graduate work from Georgia State University. She has lived in PA, NY, GA, Singapore, WI, CT & MN. She and her husband Dave are the parents of three grown children.