We celebrate our shared Christian values in a family friendly, traditional setting - sharing our core Christian values and embracing the opportunities and challenges that today's world brings. As a member of the The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), we are a mission-oriented, Bible-based, confessional Christian denomination. The LCMS is headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., and is founded on the teachings of Martin Luther.
Whether you are visiting for the day or looking for a permanent place of worship, we would love to have you as our guest. In addition to worship, guests are always very welcome to join us in activities such as parish dinners and other fellowship events, summer picnics and service projects. Visiting children are always warmly welcomed at our Sunday evening Treasure Hunter Club.
James G. Bauman - Pastor
Pastor Bauman has been Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran since 2011 and Visitation Pastor of Prince of Peace in Palatine, IL since 2006. Experiencing a call to service as early as the 9th grade, he entered Concordia High School and Junior College in MIlwaukee to begin his studies to become a pastor. He continued his studies at Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, also attaining the Master of Arts Degree in Theology from Cambridge University in England and a Master of Divinity Degree upon graduating from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.
Pastor Bauman has served as an Instructor in Theology at Valparaiso University and as pastor of congregations in Illinois, Tennessee and Alabama - taking training in marriage preparation and enrichment, in Stephen Ministry's program for spiritual and emotional Care, and training required to be a Specific Interim Minister.
A recent widower with four living children and five grandchildren, he enjoys spending time with his family as well as working with his church family.
Rebecca Hedberg - Treasure Hunter Club Coordinator
Alisa Kuehn - Sunday School Director pictured with husband, Brad
Kevan Bauman - Youth Mentor pictured with father, James, and sister, Lizzie
Kevan is a graduate of Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Physical Education from Concordia University, Chicago. He enjoys composing and performing music and being involved in youth work.