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Immanuel's Leadership Team


We are a community of people from all walks of life. Whether you are young, old, poor, wealthy, a fellow Wisconsin resident, or from the other side of the globe, we hope you feel welcome to join us! 


As brothers and sisters in Christ, we acknowledge that God loves us all and wants us to be a part of the Body of Christ together - supporting and encouraging one another with love.

Here are our members that lead Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rhinelander.

our pastor:
John Kuziej

Interim Pastor

Pastor John Kuziej began serving Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in May 2022 following the retirement of Pastor Tammy Barthels.

Pastor Kuziej, was most recently a pastor at Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church in Conover, Wisconsin, where he had served since 2008. He retired from that position in 2022. He is currently celebrating his 45th year as a pastor.

our church staff:
Kari Britton

Administrative Assistant

Sheree Vanden Heuvel

Financial Secretary

Randy Barthels


Joanne Barrix

Choir Director

our council members:
Joanne Barrix

Council President

     Committees: All, Stewardship chair

Kristine MlaDucky

Council Secretary

     Committees: Worship & Music

Brian Willoughby


     Committees: Stewardship, Property

John Plautz

     Committees: Property

Glenn Johnson

     Committees: Stewardship

Charlie Strong

     Committees: Music & Worship

Mary Wolf

     Committees: Outreach

Christy Dellenbach

     Committees: Worship & Music, Youth & Education

Richard Laddusire

     Committees: Worship & Music, Property

Linda Kau

     Committees: Outreach & Social Ministry

Tina Schmitz

     Committees: Worship & Music

Darlene Machtan

     Committees: Stewardship, Worship & Music, Outreach & Social Ministry

Bill Anderson

     Committees: Outreach & Social Ministry

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