What is Membership?
Membership is a covenant that enables us to partner together in more significant ways.
The word covenant means in it together. In a covenant, two parties enter into an agreement that establishes and defines the nature of the relationship.
God is a covenant maker and keeper. Covenants are to His people as roots are to trees. Entering into a covenant with a specific group of believers promotes accountability, fosters life-giving relationships, and encourages personal investment.
In addition to these inherent benefits of covenant relationships, becoming a member equips you with a both a voice and a vote when it comes to decisions that affect our church family.
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Emmanuel’s members have a voice and a vote in our most important decisions. Join us as we honor what God did in 2021, elect key leaders, vote on our budget, and look ahead to where God is leading us. Click here for more details or to register.
Meet the Candidates
Candidates For Nominating Committee:
Prior to congregational vote, these elected representatives engage in a prayerful and careful candidate selection process. Names of candidates are published in advance so members can familiarize themselves with the candidates and pass along concerns to the Nominating Committee prior to congregational vote.
Maria grew up here in MN. She has been married 25 years and has 4 children. She has been attending ECC since almost the beginning, back at Chippewa. She has served in the kids ministries from nursery to high school youth group. She is a physical therapist in Champlin and loves helping people in their recovery to better health. She enjoys the outdoors, sports, coaching, reading, and anything that includes her husband and kids.
Sara Beth and her family have been attending ECC for three years, and they have become avid Fall Retreat and Snow Campers. She has been married to Marc for 16 years, and they have three kids. Sara Beth serves on the worship team at ECC, and when she isn’t singing she enjoys cooking, Crossfit, and traveling with the family.
Jeremy and his wife, Michelle, have been married for 13 going on 14 years and have been blessed with four wonderful children (Casen, Max, Addie, and Holden). They have attended ECC since 2013. Other than the last two years, you may have seen Jeremy at the front of the community center greeting you at the door, as he was part of the Welcoming Team. Jeremy enjoys golf, basketball, soccer, bowling, and especially hanging out with his family and friends.
Candidate for Pastoral Relations Committee (PRC)
The PRC exists to ensure that our congregation cares for the Senior Pastor the way we want our Senior Pastor to care for the congregation. The PRC prays for the Senior Pastor and his/her family, mediates conflict when appropriate, and ensures that the Senior Pastor is able to focus on his/her unique responsibilities and most essential tasks.
Terry grew up in Minnesota and has been a part of ECC since the beginning at Chippewa. She is currently on the Prayer Team, leads Women’s Bible Studies, and volunteers with Compassion Connect and Restore Honor. Her happy place is in the kitchen sharing with family and friends. Playing cribbage, motorcycling, and kayaking are favorite activities (just added Pickle Ball to that list this Winter). Terry has been married to the mandolin player, Paul, for 39 years!! They have 3 married children, is “Nana” to 2 grandchildren with another on the way. Life is good!
Candidates For Elder Board
Our Elder Board is a representative Board with real authority. The Elders may be called upon to administrate, lead, and/or mediate conflict as specified in our constitution. However, their primary purpose is to represent the congregation as they provide candid feedback in confidential matters, weigh in on significant decisions, and hold the Senior Pastor accountable to God-honoring leadership.
Bekah loves to play games with friends, travel, read- mostly nonfiction, and be outside, especially on the North Shore. She has a daring husband, 3 teens, and a sweet puppy. Bekah was on staff at ECC for more than 6 years but now spends her work hours walking beside women and children coming out of domestic violence.
Originally from Southern India, Joshua and his wife Ramya Rachel moved to Minnesota from Indiana in 2018 and have been going to ECC ever since. Joshua is part of the worship team and Ramya volunteers with the Kids ministry. Outside of ECC, they are part of multiple fellowships connecting them to the Indian communities in the Twin Cities. Joshua works as an IT Data Engineer & loves reading, playing guitar and watching sports. He and Ramya share a passion for Travel and are always on the lookout for new cuisines/restaurants to experience.