Winkler Emmanuel Church 


John P. Klassen – Senior Pastor

John & SharonJohn has been serving in church ministry, either as a pastor or conference minister, for 30+ years – and is still enjoying it!  He is motivated by the belief that the church is and can be the extension of Jesus; “our greatest challenge and privilege is to work in partnership with what God is doing in the world and to realize that God’s Spirit can work in and through us to bring healing and hope to the world”.  John and his wife Sharon have been blessed with two children, Natasha and Nicholas.  His interests include: pickle ball, crossword puzzles, swimming, golf, and biking.






Corey Hildebrand – Pastor of Community Life

Since the Fall of 2015, Corey has served as the Pastor of Community LifeHildebrand, Corey, Stephanie & Hudson here at Emmanuel. Prior to that Corey was the Pastor of Student Ministries which he began in 2007. Corey is married to Stephanie who teaches grade 2 at Winkler Elementary School and together they have a beautiful boy named Hudson. At Emmanuel Corey focuses on the areas of Community Life, Worship and Families. Corey is always searching for the next great adventure, the next best book, a deeper conversation, a Winnipeg Blue Bombers win and the greatest of coffees.. Nothing gives Corey life in his work as much as seeing people come alive to the reality of what it means to be family together. “Alone we go fast…together we go far!