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Interim Pastor Randy Bush

began his ministry

at Immanuel on April 14

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With the recent retirement of Immanuel's longtime pastor, the Rev. Dr. Deborah Block, the congregation now moves into a time of transition.  On February 11, the Session and Human Resources Transition Team introduced Immanuel’s Interim Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Randall “Randy” Bush.  Dr. Bush preached and attended the Pancake Brunch with his spouse, Beth Johnstone Bush.  He began his ministry at Immanuel on Sunday, April 14.

An acclaimed preacher, published author, and classically trained pianist, Dr. Bush has roots in Wisconsin, formerly serving as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Racine.  Serving over three decades of pastoral ministry in settings from Zimbabwe to Pittsburgh, to his recent interim position in a large church in the Baltimore area, Dr. Bush feels called to provide a guiding, non-anxious presence for congregations moving through leadership transitions, helping them to clarify their God-given gifts and mission as they turn toward the future.  With Randy Bush, we welcome an experienced pastor who will honor our traditions in worship, music, education, and mission and guide us in the transforming work of a new day. 


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The Rev. Randall K. Bush, Ph.D.
Interim Pastor
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The Rev. Dr. Randy Bush is serving as Immanuel's interim pastor during this season of pastoral transition. He comes to Milwaukee having completed an interim ministry term at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park, MD. Dr. Bush also served two long-term pastorates in Racine, WI and Pittsburgh, PA, as well as short-term assignments in Zimbabwe, Kansas and Missouri, before moving into Transitional Ministry in 2022. He has degrees from the University of Kansas, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Marquette University, and he and his wife Beth have two young adult children, Ian and Charlotte. 

The Rev. Robert W. Ater
Associate Pastor
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The Rev. Robert W. Ater came to Immanuel Church in 2004.

A primary focus of his ministry is the invitation and integration of new members into the life of the congregation. He also provides pastoral support to the MIssion Committee, Information Technology Committee, and the  Board of Deacons.  Mr. Ater serves on the Personnel Committee of the Presbytery of Milwaukee.  He also currently serves on the boards of Southeastern Wisconsin Common Ground and the national NEXT Church organization.   He has degrees from Franklin College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Rutgers University.  

The Rev. Teresa A. Larson
Associate Pastor
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The Rev. Teresa A. Larson was called to Immanuel in September 2020.  The focus of her ministry is multigenerational Christian education and formation and congregational life.  In addition to leading the Immanuel Church School, Ms. Larson provides pastoral support to the Church School and Adult Education committees.  She also supports the work of the Parish Life Council, the congregation's hospitality and events team.   Ms. Larson is the chair of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry of the Presbytery of Milwaukee.  She has degrees from Alma College and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  

The Rev. Susan J. Stoll
Associate Pastor for Spiritual Care
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The Rev. Susan J. Stoll joined the pastoral team at Immanuel in March 2015.  Her part-time, volunteer ministry has a particular focus on grief and loss.  She provides pastoral support to the Board of Deacons and counsels and prays with members experiencing loss.  She regularly prays with worshipers at the font following Sunday morning worship.  She has degrees from William Woods University and Union Presbyterian Seminary.  

The Rev. Deborah A. Block, D.Min.
Pastor Emerita

The Rev. William H. Johnstone, D.Min.
Pastor Emeritus
The Rev. Jean Dow
Associate Pastor Emerita
The Rev. James C. Fisher, Ph.D.
Parish Associate

Music Staff

Steven J. Jensen
John S. Komasa
Choir Director

Office Staff

Sarah Campbell
Financial Administrator
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Crystal Stinemates
Program & Office Administrator
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