Pastor Tony Prinsen
Emmanuel’s newly called Lead Pastor, Pastor Anthony Prinsen (Tony), is scheduled to begin with Emmanuel very early in 2018.
Tony earned his Masters’ of Divinity Degree from Wartsburg Theological Seminary (Dubuque, IA) in 2005. Tony has a Bachelors’ degree in Chemistry from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), a Masters’ of Science in Public Administration from Minnesota State University (Mankato, MN), and a Doctors’ of Ministry from Luther Seminary (Saint Paul, MN). Tony’s most recent service is as Lead Pastor of First United Lutheran Church in Kennesaw, GA (2010-2017). He was previously Associate Pastor of United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, ND (2005-2010). He has also served at Wartsburg Theological Seminary (Dubuque, IA), Upstate New York ELCA Synod (East Syracuse, NY), and Bethany Lutheran Church (Cherry Hills Village, CO).
Pastor Tony recently preached at Emmanuel on November 5, 2017. Listen to his sermon.
Pastor Tarja Stevenson
Our interim Pastor, Pastor Tarja Stevenson, began her service with us on June 18th, 2017. Tarja replaced our longtime Lead Pastor, Beth Spitzer Neubauer, who retired on June 4, 2017 after being Emmanuel’s shepherd for almost 15 years. Pastor Tarja comes to Emmanuel as our Interim Pastor after recently serving as Associate Pastor at St. Matthew’s in Lake Ridge, Virginia. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the ministry.
Tarja is originally from Finland, and earned her Master of Theology degree from the University of Helsinki.