About Immanuel Lutheran

Change. New People. New Ideas.

Here at Immanuel, we live in God’s unending grace by striving to be a “Church Without Walls,” extending our witness into the community and welcoming all.  We recognize that every person has a valuable story that carries infinite worth.  We are called by Jesus to love expansively and make this unwavering pledge to welcome all people, without exception.  We affirm the image of God in people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, relationship status, physical or mental ability, health status, and cultural or ethnic identity.  In our church family we welcome all regardless of socioeconomic situation, addiction, imprisonment, or anything else that too often divides us.  

Please join us as we celebrate the image of God in all people, nurture meaningful relationships, and share our collective gifts in response to the world’s deep hunger for hope, love, grace, justice and peace.

Meet Our Staff

  • Erika Albano

    Food Pantry Ministry Coordinator

    As food pantry ministry coordinator I work to keep the food pantry stocked, arrange for volunteers during pantry open hours and help guests to the pantry find additional resources if needed.

  • Rev. Jamie Brieske


    Pastor Jamie graduated from Luther Seminary in 2014 with a Masters of Divinity. She served at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire as a pastoral intern and then as associate pastor before being called as lead pastor at Immanuel in 2015. She is passionate about bringing the stories of the Bible to life through her preaching and teaching. She lives in Eau Claire with her husband Chad and two children. In her spare times she enjoys yoga, playing with her children and cheering on local artists and sports teams.

    (715) 563.3145 pastor@immanuelec.org
  • Tammie Delveaux

    Choir Director

    Tammie Delveaux has been directing music at Immanuel Lutheran Church since 2013. Currently she directs the Adult Senior Choir, as well as leads worship for the WoW (Worship on Wednesday) services. Tammie teaches music at Hillcrest Elementary School in Chirppewa Falls, WI. She has been teaching since 2010, and has taught all age levels ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade. She has a bachelors in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

  • Alyssa Engedal

    Faith Formation Minister

    I've been a life-long member of Immanuel, along with my parents and grandparents. I am blessed to worship each week with 4 generations of my family, including my husband Andy and our 3 children. I have worked with our youth & families at Immanuel since December of 2012, but have been an active volunteer since high school. I always say I have the best job ever, because it never feels like work!

  • LeRoy Johnson


    Leroy accompanies our Sunday morning worship and choir. His gift of music leads the church in song and in a spirit of praise. Leroy has served as a church musician for over 60 years.
  • Deb Kavanagh

    Caring Ministry Coordinator

    My Husband, Kelly and I have three daughters, Mackenzie, Erin, and Meghan and have been members of Immanuel for about 25 years. I worked for 26 years in the Eau Claire Area School District as a Speech Language Pathologist, retiring in 2016. Since then, I have ben searching for new ways to us my skills to give back to the community. I am excited to empower members of the congregation to care for God's people in this "churhc without walls." If you, or someone you know, are unable to get to church and would like for someone to visit and share communion or you would like tyo learn how to become a partner in the Eucharistic Ministry, please contact me through the churhc office.

  • Sandy LaValley

    Communications Administrator

    This newly created position will include communicating with Immanuel’s ministry groups, preparing the monthly publication of The Image, scheduling live Worship services through YouTube, and assisting with website updates and E-blasts. Feel free to send me your news items.

  • Susan Luthy

    Financial Secretary

    As financial secretary I get to see how generous the congregation of Immanuel is. You inspire me everyday with your willingness to give and serve! I am in charge of organizing the church offerings and overseeing donations. Contact me if you need help with your online giving! I can get you all set up. It's a very easy process! 

  • Grace Olson

    Office Administrator

    I am an alumna of Luther College class of 2021 with a degree in philosophy and religion. At Immanuel, I serve as the Office Administrator, my duties include administrative tasks but also coordinating worship volunteers. I enjoy working in the office because I get to greet and see everyone who visits the church during the day! 

  • Deanna Schlieve


    I serve as Treasurer at Immanuel, which means I love connecting with people and serving the church and broader community. 

  • Suzi Sturz