Pastor Taylor Stempniak
Taylor Stempniak graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in social work and from the North American Lutheran Seminary with her Masters in Divinity. She has spent the past year serving four congregations during her internship, where she has preached, taught Sunday School, organized Bible studies, and visited with members of the congregation in need of care. She is passionate about mission work, outdoor ministry, and finding creative ways to help people grow in their relationships with God and one another.
I’m from the small town of Tranquillity, I met my husband, Mark, at Fresno State and after we married I moved to Easton in 1990. We joined Immanuel in 2001when I realized it takes a village to raise a child and I wanted friends and a church home in our community for our three children. We have a son and daughter -in-law, Drake and Alejandra who live in Clovis, a son, Shane who lives in Irvine, and a daughter, Audra, who lives in Los Angeles.
At Immanuel I found much more than a church home and friends, I found that God is with us here and I found a church family. Our lives changed for the better. We became involved with Bible Studies and activities with the kids, I was hired at the wedding hostess for the church and thought that was so much fun. I enjoyed working with the brides and grooms and getting to know them.
In 2004 I left the food industry and started working for Immanuel, as the church secretary. I help with the business of the church and programs as well as organize a weekly Women’s Bible Study on Thursday mornings. In 2017 my daughter was serving as deacon and had to move away for college. I was blessed to finish her term and I am now serving as a Deacon for Immanuel, a role I thoroughly enjoy.
If you visit Immanuel, please introduce yourself to me. I love to meet new people and show you what Immanuel is all about.
Church Council and Leadership
President: Fred Cogan
Vice President: Kristi Hollenbeck
Corresponding Secretary: Allyson Kahn
Financial Secretary: Sharon Reynolds
Treasurer: Laura Nielsen