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Rev. Dr. Chris James

Senior Pastor

Chris has been a Pastor at Immanuel since 2001.  He and Karen have been married 26 years and have two daughters, Lily and Olivia.  Chris is passionate about making disciples who can make disciples, studying and sharing God’s Word (especially in Hebrew and Greek), and outside activities like biking, hiking, gardening, and kayaking.

Rev. Joel Kosberg


Joel has been an Assistant Pastor at Immanuel since 2021. He loves talking about the forgiveness of Jesus, watching the Minnesota Timberwolves play basketball, and spending time outside with his wife, Becky, and their four kids, Carly, Ava, Wyatt and Parker.

Harry Grimes

Director of Christian Education

Harry has three true loves in life. His hometown Orioles, his family, and his Savior and friend, Jesus. He loves hearing the words of Jesus while diving into the Gospels, chatting about the Gospel over coffee, and helping kiddos discover God’s grace with Legos. He’s grateful to walk through life with his wife, Christina, and their daughter, Virginia.

Pat Larson

Director of Traditional Worship

Pat is married to Charles, and loves spending time as a family with him and their grown children. Besides many musical activities, Pat enjoys walks in the woods, sharing meals with friends and playing games. She joined the Immanuel staff in 2019.

George J. Hofmann II

Director of Contemporary Worship

George and his wife, Rebecca, have two children; Georgie and Cecelia. He has been leading worship since 2010 and has a passion for evangelism, ministering to the people of God through pastoral care, and advocating for unity in the body of Christ. When he’s not leading worship, working at his 9-5 accounting job, or spending time with his family, George enjoys writing and playing tabletop role playing games.

Jamie Rogoz

Director of Preschool

Jamie has been the Preschool Director for 2 years. She and her husband Matt, have two children in college, Marlee and Avery. What she loves most about her role at Immanuel is being able to share the love of Jesus with the children on a daily basis and building relationships with their families. When she’s not hanging out with 3, 4, and 5 year olds, she loves to watch sports (particularly basketball and football), spend time with her family and plan their next family vacation.

Sheila Pollock-Bowlin

Communications Director

Sheila has been a member of Immanuel for over 38 years. She has been the Communications Director since 2018. She enjoys lending a listening ear to those she encounters and praying for their needs, sharing the gifts God has given her (knitting, crocheting, drawing, fiber arts) with others, and spending time with her grown children and two grandchildren. 

Mark Blair

Facilities Manager




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