Staff & Congregational Leadership


  • John P. Klassen - Senior pastor

    John has been serving in church ministry, either as a pastor or conference minister, for 35+ 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 realized 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, community service as a GVSD board member and biking.

  • Corey hildebrand - pastor of family ministries

    Corey began his time at Emmanuel back in 2007 in the area of Youth Ministry.  That role has morphed over time into Family Ministries, which Corey oversees.  Corey is married to Stephanie who teaches at Winkler Elementary School and together they have two beautiful, big brown eyed boys names Hudson and Benjamin.  At Emmanuel Corey spends his time in the areas of Children's Ministry, Student Ministry, Young Adult Ministry 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!"

  • Connie driedger - administrative assistant

    Connie started her position in July 2013.  She is that friendly smile when you first walk into the office.  She is married to Jake and has 3 adult children.  Her interests include walking her dogs, puzzling and hiking in the hills.  Her kids think she is an "over the top" Winnipeg Jets fan.  Feel free to call or email the office and she'd be happy to help you.

  • Kaitlyn loewen - Family ministries assistant


  • Abe & margaret krahn - custodian

    Abe & Margaret came on board January 2011 to help with the day to day cleaning and maintenance of the church.  Abe's machining experience along with Margaret's energy make them a great asset as they care for our church facility and serve our community.

  • warren dyck - custodian

    Warren has been on staff since 2016.  His broad range of skills comes in very handy in and outside of the church as he is able to fix most anything.  He is always ready for a coffee and a chat.

  • Church council

    Chair - Willie Enns

    Vice Chair - Keith Kuhl

    Treasurer - Chad Harder

    Secretary - Theresa Klassen

    Ministerial Rep - Ron Schellenberg

    Formation Rep - Linda Dyck

    Facilities Rep - Wil Epp

    Missions Rep - Walter Fehr

    Worship Rep - Greg Ens