1. Linda Blair transferred to Immanuel from St. John’s – Glendale in December. Linda says she is pleased to reconnect with Pastor Schneider, who (when he was senior pastor at St. John’s) visited often when her husband was ill with Multiple Sclerosis and performed his funeral.

“Pastor Schneider was instrumental in helping me and my daughter get through this,” Linda says.

Linda’s daughter, Meagan, is now grown and working as a labor and delivery nurse in Kansas City. Linda also works in the medical field: she is an assistant to an OB-GYN at Prospect Medical Commons.

In her free time, Linda enjoys reading books by Anne Tyler and Jodi Piccoult. She loves English period movies such as Sense and Sensibility and Howard’s End.

For recreation, Linda regularly goes for long walks around her neighborhood and nearby parks. She has also recently taken up the adventure sport of kayaking, to which her boyfriend Jim introduced her. So far they have gone kayaking on the Milwaukee River, in Mequon and Minocqua, and even on a guided tour in Florida.

Linda says she feels at home and uplifted coming to Immanuel. She served on the budget committee at St. John’s, writing thank-you notes to contributors. At Immanuel, she is interested in learning more about the Knit 1, Pray Too and Funeral Luncheon Coordination ministries.

Linda also requests prayer for the safety and health of her family and friends.

Please say hello to this new, friendly face at the 9:30 service!

2. Lite Knuettel and her children John, 9, Amy, 7, and Beth, 5, come to Immanuel through Reaffirmation of Faith. Lite learned about Immanuel through a friend she knew from Concordia. She has gotten involved in the Single Parents Ministry at Immanuel. John, Amy, and Beth have been settling into our congregation at the weekly Kingdom Quest classes. Lite lifts up her financial concerns to the congregation for prayer. 

Lite has been a middle school teacher for the past 16 years, and has taught in various subject areas. She is currently considering a Master’s degree program.

In her spare time, Lite enjoys reading. She also crochets.  Amy is a Brownie in Girl Scouts and is anticipating taking piano lessons soon.  John is looking forward to participating in the Special Olympics. The children like to color, draw, paint, and create things. They also enjoy swimming lessons and the local library reading program. As a family, the Knuettels like spending time outdoors, riding bicycles and building fires (and making s’mores!).

Say hello to this young family at the 10:45 service!

3. Jay and Mary Beth Radloff and their twin daughters Elizabeth and Nicole, 2, come to Immanuel from Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls. The Radloffs were looking for a church closer to their home and are pleased to have found Immanuel. Elizabeth and Nicole will also be attending Immanuel Lutheran Child Care.

Jay works in the seafood department at the Pewaukee Pick n’ Save. Mary Beth is employed at the district office of the Fox Point – Bayside School District.

Mary Beth enjoys baking and spending time with family. She also likes recreational activities such as walking and water aerobics.

Jay is an outdoorsman who hunts. He cheers on the Brewers during baseball season. He also loves bowling.

Nicole and Elizabeth have fun playing with puzzles and enjoy dancing. One of their favorite shows is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. They frequently go on outings to the local library to find new stories to read.

Please welcome this family at the 9:30 service time!

4. Kellie Wilson was introduced to Immanuel through one of her close friends, Immanuel member Scott Luebke. She says Immanuel struck her as a very welcoming church. Kellie is getting married to her fiancé, Dan Peterson, at Immanuel on October 3rd. The two met when they were both working as firefighters in Butler.

Currently, Kellie works in Customer Service for Western States Envelope Company.

In her free time, Kellie can be found playing a variety of sports, depending on the season: basketball, soccer, volleyball, and softball are some of her favorites.

Please greet this young lady at the 10:45 service!

5. Michael and Laura McGinnis and their daughter Autumn, 11 months, say they enjoy Immanuel’s friendly atmosphere.

Laura is transferring to Immanuel from Bethlehem Lutheran Evangelical Church in Menomonee Falls, while Michael is joining our congregation through Adult Confirmation. Autumn, who will celebrate her first birthday in April, is settling in at Immanuel Lutheran Child Care.

This young family enjoys taking their German Shepherd/Collie mix, Bear, on walks around their Wauwatosa neighborhood.

Please welcome the McGinnis family at the 10:45 service!

6. Darrin Kehl grew up attending St. Paul’s in Oconomowoc. Now a Butler resident, he says he was attracted to Immanuel due to its location, convenient service times, and friendly people.

Darrin works at Quad Graphics and at the Wisconsin Athletic Club.

For recreation, Darrin enjoys riding bikes – from the old-fashioned kind to his Suzuki motorcycle. He also loves spending time with friends and family.

Please greet this young gentleman at the 9:30 service time!