Pastor Tom Evans has been in the ministry for over 30 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 and his wife Lindsey, son Cooper reside in Savage. Mychael and his wife Britta reside in Chaska with their sons Grant and Weston.
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. He is now serving as 2nd Vice President to the Minnesota South District.
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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 barbecue competitions, as well as coaching Cameron's various sports teams. Mike can be reached at email@example.com
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 began working at Emanuel in 1998 playing piano for the contemporary worship. It led to a full time call in June, 1999 and Amy has served at Emanuel for her whole career. She received her DPM (Director of Parish Music) call in April of 2016. Amy's passion is playing the piano, but also enjoys leading choirs, playing the organ, singing and planning worship services. Amy, and husband Eric, are blessed with three boys. Outside of work, Amy supports her family in the many sports activities they are involved in.
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Donna Taranto is celebrating 17 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 worship volunteer of our Music Ministry.
Donna was born and raised on the East Coast but has called Minnesota and Wisconsin her home for almost 30 years with her husband, Mitch and 3 children, Katie, Laura and Nick. Over the last decade we've grown our family with 2 sons-in-law and 2 precious grandchildren! The Taranto's have been members of Emanuel for 27 years and are blessed to be a part of the Emanuel Church family!
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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!
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.
Nick is the newest member of our Staff. Nick works full time in Member Relations at LifeTime Fitness Headquarters in Chanhassen, MN during the day and gets to church 3-4 nights a week to take care of the church grounds here at Emanuel! If there's any time left, he's playing baseball!
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