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  • Don Hansen

    Chairman

    Don Hansen and his wife, Laurie, have 4 married adult daughters and 7 grandchildren. They have attended Emmanuel since 2009. Don is president and owner of NuTrend Homes in Omaha. He is currently serving on the Ministry Team and as a Sunday School teacher.  Don and Laurie are praying that the Lord transforms the hearts of His people, equipping them to proclaim the Gospel and raise up committed disciples of Jesus Christ who are unwavering in their faith and obedient to His word.


  • TROY KOHLS

    vice chairman

    Troy and his wife, Angela, have been attending Emmanuel Fellowship since 2002. He has 2 children, and is a Plant Superintendent at Ready Mix Concrete. Troy is currently involved with leadership on the Gatekeepers Team which is our security team. Troy’s heart is for prayer and his prayer is that Emmanuel Fellowship, as HIS church will embrace HIS calling, HIS purpose and HIS vision for the body.


  • Steve hempel

    treasurer

    Steve Hempel and his wife, Jean, have two grown sons. They have attended Emmanuel Fellowship since its beginning in 1999. Steve is an accountant.  Both Steve and Jean work in the Children's Ministry and are a part of the Hospitality Team. Steve's heart for Emmanuel is that each person who comes in the door feels valued and loved by God and the church. Relationship is a high priority to him: first with God, then relationships in our church body, and then overflowing out into the community.


  • Bob Barr SR.

    Bob Barr Sr. and Natalie have attended Emmanuel since 2002. They have 3 grown children and 9 grandchildren. Bob is retired and  is a one of the leaders in the Men's Ministry and leads Wednesday night men's bible study and periodically leads Sunday morning classes. Bob was instrumental in bringing "Every Man A Warrior" to Emmanuel, which is a 9 month discipleship class for men to grow into the leaders God has called men to be. He has a heart to help men grow in their spiritual walk with God, and to teach others how to defend their faith.


  • Bill Miller

    Bill Miller and his wife, Melanie have attended Emmanuel since 2015. They have 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren. Bill is involved with the Men's Ministry, and he and Melanie both serve on the Worship Team and the Altar Team. Bill is a Direct Support Professional, Home Teacher, and a substitute Van Driver for "Hands of the Heartland" Agency. He has a heart to see the church grow to another level, and to see families give their hearts to Christ because of Emmanuel Fellowship's influence in the community.


  • Joe Kleymann

    Joe Kleymann and his wife, Keenan, have two adult children and four grandchildren. They have attended Emmanuel since 2007. Joe is a machinist.  Joe serves as an usher and is a leader in the Men’s Ministry. Joe’s heart is to see God breathe life back into lives that are like the dry bones spoken of in Ezekiel 37. He is privileged and honored to serve the Lord and partner with Him in the work of God’s Kingdom.



  • Dave baas

    David and Carol Baas were original members of Emmanuel Fellowship and Dave was an Elder and the Treasurer for the first 2 years of the church's existence starting in 1999. Since that time Dave has served on various committees of the church to include the finance committee and the music and worship committee. Presently he serves as Secretary of the Board of Elders, the Hospitality Team, the Music and Worship Team and the Ushers. Carol has taught the toddlers class in Sunday school for 6 years and presently continues her teaching and serves on the Children's Ministry search committee. They are both hosts for a Life Group of the church at their home.