Karen began her term as Interim Pastor at Emmanuel with anticipation and thanksgiving on April 1, 2021. Prior to beginning her time at Emmanuel, Karen spent a year with the Charleswood Mennonite Church and before that served as Fort Garry EMC’s Interim Pastor for 18 months. After 15 years of permanent pastoral assignments, this new calling to Interim ministry has been surprising, challenging and delightful. Karen loves God, the church and its people and looks forward to getting to know the congregation. Karen and Tony live in Winnipeg and have been married for 40 years. They have 3 adult children who are all married and living in Winnipeg. They have 2 grandchildren and expecting another little girl soon! Karen loves walking, does not drink coffee or eat gluten and enjoys watching Jets games and curling.
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 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 started at Emmanuel in September of 2017 and focuses on everything GPS and family ministries related. She is married to Dilan who works at Lode King in the IT Department. When Kaitlyn is away from Emmanuel she is the Head Coach of the Altona Skating Club and spends four nights week at the rink. Outside of everything skating, Kaitlyn enjoys trying new recipes, reading a good book, and getting outside - either in winter or summer.
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 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.
Chair - Viola Enns Woelk
Vice Chair - Marvin Dyck
Treasurer - Chad Harder
Secretary - Theresa Klassen
Ministerial Rep - Len Loewen
Formation Rep - Tina Fehr Kehler
Facilities Rep - Rob Martens
Missions Rep - Elaine Janzen
Worship Rep - Earl Reimer