Pastor Doug Schroeder
Pastor Doug Schroeder has had the joy of serving as Senior Pastor of Emmanuel since January 1981. His primary responsibilities are teaching at our worship services, shepherding our people and overseeing our staff, deacons, and ministries. Doug is an excellent Bible teacher who lives what he preaches. He also has an extensive Biblical counseling ministry in our church and community.
Doug trusted Christ as his Savior while in high school after friends shared the gospel with him and prayed for him. He graduated from Cedarville University in 1975 with a major in Bible and a minor in New Testament Greek. Before becoming pastor of Emmanuel, he served as a campus pastor under Church Extension Ministries on the campuses of Central Michigan University and Indiana University. His greatest education, however, has come through shepherding Emmanuel for over 30 years. Doug married his best friend, Kathy, and they have been happily married for 37 years. Doug and Kathy have two adult children and five grandchildren.
Colette Richardson has been diligently keeping the church office operating smoothly since 2000. She received a Associate of Business Administration from Huntington College in 1981. Colette has chosen to utilize her administrative talents at Emmanuel after serving at several high-level administrative positions in both the banking and publishing industries.
Colette accepted Christ into her life at a young age, but has drawn even nearer to God after some trials in her life which have helped her to better understand the Lord’s promise that He will never leave or forsake us. Colette enjoys being with family, especially spending time with her young daughter, Loralea.
Dale Brand joined the Emmanuel staff in 2008 as Facilities Manager after many years working as a master mechanic and also as owner of a disaster restoration business. He is an experienced electrician having learned the trade while serving with the 2nd Marine Air Wing, “Engineer Squadron” United States Marine Corps. He is responsible for all repairs, maintenance and cleaning of our facility and works alongside all ministries that take place at the church. Dale also serves as an elder and as our Precept Bible Study Director.
Dale came to follow Christ at the age of 40 after realizing that he was a sinner in need of a Savior. He now seeks to study the Word of God and fellowship with others, while diligently sharing his faith. Dale and his wife Kristi have been married for 31 years, have one married adult daughter and one grandchild.
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