HoekstrasChurch Planter

Jim Hoekstra is the church planter for Immanuel. Over the last 12 years, he was involved in planting two churches in the Milwaukee area.

He is originally from the Chicago area. He graduated from LeTourneau University (College) and Westminster Seminary California. He and his wife Bonnie have 3 children.


Seth Belz

Seth has been an elder since 2005 and is currently completing a Master of Divinity at Heidelberg Theological Seminary.  He likes to pretend he’s the karate kid: he is a big kid at heart and teaches martial arts in his spare time.  He and his wife Leann have a full quiver with 8 children: Zoe, Eli, Eve, Micah, Hannah, Charity, Noah, and Ezra.  He really loves kids and often teaches Sunday school and helps with the youth group at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Hammond, WI.  If you meet Seth at one of our worship services make sure to ask him about his time as a semi-professional football player.

Kurt Swanson

Kurt spends his spare time dating his wife Dana as they get footloose and fancy-free on the ballroom floor.  He and Dana have four children (Katherine, Christina, Wesley, and Rebekah) and are expecting their first grandchild.  Kurt has been an elder since 2005, and also serves as the session clerk or secretary. This means he handles the lion’s share of records and formal communication.  He also teaches Sunday school at various times. Kurt works as President of Son Tools, Inc.   If you bump into Kurt on the dance floor or at church ask him to show you his first car from 1987 (he still owns it!) or invite him over to beat you in Trivial Pursuit.

Shane Lems (TE)–more to come..

Kim Kuhfuss (TE)–more to come..

Alan Martinson (RE)–more to come..

Scott Bauman (RE)–more to come..