Emanuel's Staff


  • Rev. Tom Evans

          Pastor Tom Evans has been in the ministry for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and is an alumni of Concordia University, St. Paul.
         He has been blessed with a wonderful partner in life, his wife, Lee Ann. They have been blessed with three sons, Ryan, Tyler and Mychael.  Ryan is married to Laurie, and they reside in the Twin Cities, with their son, Vincent and daughter Everlee.  Tyler has his own business - TC Window Cleaning.  Mychael and his wife Britta reside in Chaska with their son Grant.  
         Besides his ministry at Emanuel, Pastor Evans is privileged to be a part of the class of 2004 Pastoral Ministry Institute. Served for nine years as Concordia University, St. Paul as Vice-Chair of the Board of Regents.
         If you would like to contact Pastor Evans, you can email him at revemanuel@comcast.net.

  • Rev. Michael Mulso

    Pastor Mike is a 1996 graduate of Concordia University St Paul, MN with a degree in Sociology and his Master’s in 2004 in Criminal Justice.   Mike entered the ministry at Emmanuel Lutheran as a second career student at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis MO in 2012.  He was ordained and installed as the Associate Pastor in July 2015.

    Mike lives in North St. Paul MN with his wife Sara and sons Zachary and Cameron.  He enjoys hunting and fishing, competing with his brother in barbeque competitions, as well as coaching Zachary’s various sports teams.  Mike can be reached at mrmulso@gmail.com

  • Mrs. Amy schutte, dpm

    Amy is a 1999 graduate of Concordia, St. Paul with a double major in Director of Parish Music and Elementary Education and a minor in Lutheran Confessional Heritage. 

    Amy, and husband Eric, are blessed with three boys.

    If you would like to contact Amy, please e-mail her at acschutte10@gmail.com

  • mrs. donna taranto, office admin.

    Donna Taranto is celebrating 13 years working in the Emanuel Church Office!  She handles everything from visitors and member's needs to administrative duties, worship preparation, communications, church calendar and scheduling.  She offers the gift of music through voice and flute as a volunteer member of our Music Ministry.

    Donna has over 30 years of office experience including government, non-profit, medical and marketing.  She was born and raised in New Jersey but has called Minnesota and Wisconsin her home for the last 20+ years with her husband, Mitch, and 3 children.  The Taranto's have been members at Emanuel for over 20 years and have been blessed to be a part of the Emanuel Church family!

    You can contact Donna at dtaranto3@yahoo.com.

  • rev. ron hofmann, emeritus

    Rev. Ron Hofmann has served Emanuel in many various ways.  From the Vacancy Pastor, to Visitation Pastor.  Currently he helps us out wherever he can.  If there was a title for "Grandpa" Pastor he would be it.  Loved by everyone and he is like a Grandpa to all of us.  God has truly blessed us with him and Cathy!

  • mr. gordy leach, facilities mgr.

    Gordy comes to Emanuel from a very different background.  He is a retired WCCO Camera Man.  He now spends his time taking care of the maintenance needs here at Emanuel.  He loves working with his hands, and his many vehicles that he has.


  • Brady Mcmanus, grounds keeper

    Brady is our newest member of our Staff.  He takes care of the campus grounds, making sure all looks great! 

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