We count it a privilege to serve our faith family by encouraging and equipping our members for ministry.
John Winders • Lead Pastor
The Winders Family moved to Bloomington to start their ministry at Emmanuel in January of 2022. John served as an Assistant Pastor for six years at his home church in Ellettsville, Indiana, then as a Lead Pastor for seven years in Linton, Indiana. He has a Batchelor's Degree in Bible and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity through Southern Seminary. John and Heidi are High School Sweethearts and have been married since August of 2006. They have four daughters: Aleah, Ellie Mae, Claira, and Delaney, along with their Goldendoodle, Charlie.
Colette Richardson • Office Manager
Colette Richardson has been diligently keeping the church office operating smoothly since 2000. She received an 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 • Facility Manager
Dale Brand joined the Emmanuel staff in 2008 as Facilities Manager after many years working as a master mechanic and also as the 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 two grandchildren.
Our Elders Serve by Leading
Steve Kramer, Chairman
Our Deacons Lead by Serving
Phil Mix, Chairman