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carl 3 loweredWarm Welcome to Pastor Carl Johnson

We welcome Pastor Carl Johnson and are incredibly thankful for his spiritual leadership during the transition until the interim pastors arrive in June. We are grateful for his experience, wisdom, and presence here at Immanuel. He is motivated and dedicated to Immanuel’s continued growth and vitality. We are so thankful that he is willing and able to serve Christ church.

Contact information for Pastor Carl Johnson: 847-946-2206 (cell) or

email: Pastor Carl will lead worship at Immanuel on Sundays and will be available at church on Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Feel free to call or email Pastor Carl with any pastoral needs or call the church and the message will be relayed to him.


A Brief History of the New Pastoral Facecarl 2

Many of you have met me these past few months, and I have enjoyed our connections.  But I want to tell you a bit more about me and my family.

I grew up in Davenport, IA.  My parents were unchurched, but sent me to a Lutheran Sunday School when I was eight.  That has made all the difference for me. In college I met my wife, Donna, and attended The Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.  We spent a summer in Brownsville, TX where I led a small congregation and did door-to-door canvassing for the Board of American Missions.  Forward to an internship in Albany, NY before my senior seminary year. We welcomed a daughter, Bethany, and a son, Matthew, during my first call.  My ministry involved calls in Illinois, Ohio, and special ministries in Chicago and Nevada.  We moved to Kenosha where I have been an interim and supply pastor, also working with a number of congregations in evangelism. It is good to be among you!

Carl L. Johnson

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