Church Office hours: Mon-Thu 9 am - 3 pm; Fri 9 am - 2 pm (June-Aug: MWF 9 am - 3 pm)
Church Office: 708-479-5600 Church Fax: 708-479-2248
Pastor -- currently vacant
After almost 23 years at Immanuel Mokena, Pastor David Constien recently accepted a call to Mesquite Lutheran Church in Mesquite, Nevada. We miss him and his family, but we know God has great things in store for him and the congregation in Mesquite. We also know God is leading us in the process of finding a new pastor for Immanuel Mokena.
Our congregational call committee is working with the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod as we proceed with the preparation for and process of calling a new pastor to Immanuel Mokena.
Our vacancy is being handled on a week-to-week basis. We are fortunate to have the assistance of other LCMS churches in our area during this time.
Laura Burt, Church Secretary/Administrative Assistant
Laura has been secretary at Immanuel since September 2013. She is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Matteson and a mom of five and grandmother of one. Her hobbies include crochet and photography, and we are blessed with her work as she often photographs Immanuel events.
Dale Disabato, Organist
Dale and his wife, Kathy, have been members at Immanuel since 1997, the same year Dale became the organist for the congregation. He has a bachelors degree in music performance and a masters in music education. With his background and education, he is a perfect fit for coaching instrumental soloists and occasionally filling in for the choir director at rehearsals. Dale enjoys fishing and remote control airplanes in his spare time, and he and Kathy have two daughters.
Nancy Mirocha, Music Coordinator
Nancy has been choir director at Immanuel since 1984 and became music coordinator in 2007. She holds a bachelor of arts degree with an emphasis in choral music education and a master of arts degree with an emphasis in piano instruction and vocal performance. She held various teaching roles through the years, most recently at Marion Catholic H.S. in Chicago Heights; she retired in 2002 after teaching music there for 12 years. She and her husband, John, have two children and three grandchildren to help keep them busy. Her hobbies include gardening, reading mysteries, and knitting.
Linda Marquardt, Preschool Director
Linda joined Immanuel's staff in November 2017 as preschool director. Her prior experience includes the position of preschool director at Grace Lutheran Preschool in Wilmington and preschool teaching experience at Peace Community Preschool in Frankfort. Linda and her husband Ray have two sons and three dogs, and she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and traveling with her family. Her favorite bible verse is Matthew 17:20.