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Staff

 

Gary Cole 
Lead Pastor


Pastor Gary has a strong commitment to Christ and a deep love for people of all ages. He began serving as a pastor in 1981 at the Evangelical Covenant Church of New Rochelle, New York. He has also served Evangelical Covenant churches in Ironwood, Michigan; Beloit, Wisconsin; and Elgin, Illinois. In 2001 he was appointed to serve United Methodist Church of the Pines in Minocqua, Wisconsin. In 2012 he was appointed to serve the Emmanuel Community Church of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of North Park College and Theological Seminary in Chicago. He was ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church in 1985 and is now an ordained elder in full connection in the Wisconsin Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.


 

Stephanie Homann

Associate Pastor



 
Pastor Stephanie is passionate about helping others know and love Jesus and become committed followers of Christ.  She began serving as a pastor in 1997 at First United Methodist Church in Fort Atkinson, WI.  She has been a pastor for 16 years and has served numerous congregations throughout Wisconsin.  In 2006 she was appointed to serve New Lisbon, Necedah and Camp Douglas United Methodist Churches.  In 2012 she was appointed to serve the Emmanuel Community Church of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.  She is a graduate of Asbury University and University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.  In 2001 she was ordained an elder in full connection in the Wisconsin Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Stephanie values time spent with her friends and family.  She and her husband Todd have a young son, Noah, who is the love of their lives.
 


 

Karen Burzinski

Director of Christian Education


 
Karen has been the Director of Christian Education at Emmanuel Community since 2002. At church she loves the interaction with our many volunteers and with the children. She also enjoys developing hands-on lessons which encourage children to dig in and participate in the Bible stories and lessons. Seeing a child’s face light up when they suddenly “get it” is a rewarding part of each Sunday. Even more rewarding is when new volunteers experience that same “ah ha!” moment with the children.
 
When not at church, Karen spends her time trying new recipes for her family, attending concerts, reading, and taking in a movie and popcorn whenever possible. Vacation time is always cherished and most often spent lakeside, skiing, and visiting family.
Karen looks forward to finding a way for each and every member of our congregation to help the children in our community grow in their faith.
 
 
 
 
 

Rosella Jashinsky

Organist, Choir Accompanist

   

Rosie Jashinsky began working as a church musician while still in high school in Montana. She graduated from Kansas University in 1972 with a degree in music therapy. Over the years she has taught piano, worked in in psychiatric and Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction (AODA) settings and a high school dropout prevention program.
 
Rosie and her husband, John, moved to Menomonee Falls in 1975 and joined Emmanuel shortly thereafter. At ECUMC, Rosie has taught Sunday School, led Vacation Bible School, directed the Angelus choir for 10 years, and sung with the Chancel Choir. In January 1997, she began to serve as the Chancel Choir accompanist and a year and a half later additionally took the position as organist for our Sunday services. She believes in ECUMC and our mission!
 
Rosie and John's three children were baptised at Emmanuel and now their grandchildren are being baptized here as well. What a joy to share in their lives at ECUMC. When not involved in church and family activities, Rosie loves to attend theater and musical productions and athletic events,and enjoys performing with the Sunshine Singers and scrapbooking. Rosie feels uniquely blessed to have a job that is also her hobby.

 
 
 

Dawn Buss

Office Administrator 

 
Dawn joined Emmanuel Community Church staff in September 2012 as Office Administrator.  

Prior to joining the staff at Emmanuel, Dawn worked in the corporate field conducting training and educational events on lean manufacturing practices, computer skills and personal development skills.  Her background is in training / education, and hospitality.  

In addition to being Office Administrator, Dawn manages a small bed and breakfast out of her home, enjoys trying new recipes, working in her perennial gardens, decorating her home, entertaining family and friends, knitting, and reading.    

Dawn is excited to be working a friendly environment and with an organization that provides work-life balance. 
 

 

 
 

Eric Rose

Youth Director

 

Eric Rose is passionate about seeing students (6th grade through 12th grade and college) become authentic followers of Christ. For 8 years Eric has served as a full-time youth director in the United Methodist Church in New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin. He received his education from Spring Arbor University (MI) and studied Psychology and Social Studies. Eric has also attended Northeastern and Garrett Evangelical Seminaries and is looking at finishing seminary in a few years. Eric is an avid reader, and seminar presenter on youth culture and media.

 

Meghan and Eric reside in Glendale, with their 14 month old daughter Ainsley.   


 
 
 
 
 
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