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Alouidor, Alidde

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Wednesday at 7:00 PM

Description: This group focuses on equipping women with the tools to have faith over FEAR ! Join us for fellowship, laughter, inspiration, and continued growth in Christ together! It's for women between the ages of 25-45.

Leader Bio: Alidde is a social worker; loves God & inspiring women, to sing, cook & dance! Personal & spiritual growth is key; she gives a smile & sweet spirit & is ready to plant, water & grow with you in Christ

Andra Owens

Campus: Garfield Park

Schedule: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group focuses on applying Emmanuel’s weekend service content.

Leader Bio: Andra is a nurse who likes to travel, loves candles, enjoys obstacle races, and a pet mom to two cats.

Arends, Bonnie

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Monday at 7:00 PM

Description: Online Women's Group

Leader Bio: Bonnie lives 'in the middle of a cornfield' in Illinois with her farmer husband and son. She enjoys the space and quiet of rural living. She is a woman who finds her identity and mission in Jesus.

Ariana Roedeske, Maddie Fields, Mackenzie Bohanon

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday at 6:00 PM

Description: This group focuses on topics that come up in the lives of high schoolers.

Leader Bio: Ariana, Maddie, and Mackenzie love encouraging high school girls to grow in their faith while creating a safe and fun environment. They strive to see the girls come to Christ and grow in Christ.

Baker, Katie & Marlin, Stacy

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 9:30 AM

Description: This group meets IN-PERSON and focuses on growing as a mother by following a speaker/study schedule. This semester the group will dive into the study, Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St John (ISBN: 1496426665). There’s nothing wrong with good advice—but today’s moms need so much more than that. We moms are crying out for true wisdom and strength that will teach us how to parent our kids well, and to help us navigate challenges and cultural issues previous generations never saw coming.

Leader Bio: Katie is a SAHM and mother to Oliver (8), Roman (5) & Veyda (2). Stacy is a mom of two adult sons, Christopher & Jonathan and also a Grandma!

Basham, Kelly

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Description: Being a mom can be tough but we don't have to do it alone. This group is a safe and loving place for those struggling with postpartum depression. Together we will explore the book, "Risen Motherhood" and learn how the gospel applies to our daily lives as moms. Join group leader, Kelly, for encouragement and community to grow through the journey of PPD. The books guides participants through God’s plan for motherhood and speaks truth into God’s purpose for each story. God has a purpose and calling in motherhood even for those who struggle.

Leader Bio: Kelly is a Graphic Designer. She enjoys woodworking, hiking, traveling, creating art & photography. Find support & encouragement in a community with other moms, you are not alone.

Beasley, Aaron

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Wednesday at 7:00 AM

Description: This group will focus on helping people become better leaders by helping them achieve their desired result. You will be motivated and inspired to build your confidence in being the leader that you were created to be. This is a co-ed group.

Leader Bio: Aaron is our Emmanuel Church Banta Campus Pastor! He enjoys POP collecting, sports, and his children.

Brown, Steffanie

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This is 5-week group designed to prepare and equip those who are exploring the call to foster care or adoption. The first 5-week session will begin August 18th and end September 15th. The second 5-week session will begin October 20th and end November 17th.

Leader Bio: Steffanie is self-employed & enjoys spending time with her children, reading & working out. The group will be a Christ centered, honest partnership to lean deeper into serving children in need.

Carrillo, John & Oxendine, Brad

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Description: Men's Basketball Group: This group focuses on Emmanuel's weekend service content and biblical studies.

Leader Bio: John and Brad have been friends for years. They want to use basketball to help men grow closer to Christ. In their free time, they love spending time with their families and serving at Emmanuel.

Catt, Teena

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:00 PM

Description: This group will be going through the Beth Moore Bible Study series called, Esther. You will have to purchase the work book for this study.

Leader Bio: Teena works for Johnson County Gov. and enjoys playing with her grandchildren, floral design, reading & writing. She also volunteers some of her time to non profit organizations in the community.

Chaney, Ricky & Sarah

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Sunday at 4:00 PM

Description: This group focuses on fostering relationships. We believe that it life is meant to go through life together, and it is our goal to help people grow in their faith by leaning into others.

Leader Bio: Sarah & Ricky are looking forward to pouring into married couples! Sarah enjoys spending time with the family, fashion, and food. Ricky loves fitness and reading in his free time.

Christ, Debbie

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:00 PM

Description: This group focuses on applying Emmanuel’s weekend service content.

Leader Bio: Married to an amazing man he makes this journey so much fun. I love craft projects, reading, hanging out with my friends. I have never met a stranger. I love dogs with 2 of my own.

Clay, Chris

Campus: Garfield Park

Schedule: Friday at 7:00 AM

Description: This group focuses on leadership / self development for men.

Leader Bio: Chris is the Garfield Park Campus pastor.

Coryell, Michelle

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Description: Are you looking for a way to connect with other moms? Join an MTO group to get connected, grow spiritually, and receive encouragement from other moms. This group will meet IN-PERSON on Tuesday evenings at the Banta campus. *Childcare available

Leader Bio: Connect, grow and build one another up while making new relationships with other moms.

Eads, Crystal

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday at 7:30 PM

Description: This group is for anyone who has experienced Pregnancy and Infant loss. We will be reading through, Anchored: A Bible Study for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss by Erin Cushman (ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 151270766X). This group meets online.

Leader Bio: Crystal is a nurse and enjoys spending time with her son & husband, as well as read and listen to live music. She hopes this group will be a support to those that have experienced a similar journey.

Edward Zlaty

Campus: Garfield Park

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Description: Married and Engaged Couples meeting to talk through the weekend message.

Leader Bio: Edward is the VP BM at BMO Financial Group. He is musician and is Owner/ President at GMHorns.com. Ed and his fiancé Sara love to remodel things and love to play music instruments together.

Elizabeth Richey

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Sunday at 6:00 PM

Description: Women's group ideally for 40 years old and up: Connect with others in similar stages of life for the purpose of discussing how to apply the content of the weekend service’s message to our lives in a practical way

Leader Bio: Elizabeth is enjoying retirement and loves to hang with her grandbabies. She has a passion for serving the Lord and staying connected with others.

Evan Ratliff

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday at 6:00 PM

Description: Small group for Freshman guys.

Leader Bio: Evan is passionate about seeing students grow in Christ. He enjoys playing basketball and spending time with friends.

Falkmann, AL Whitaker, Lisa Parsetich, Beth

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group focuses on coping with the grieving process

Leader Bio: Sometimes we need the perspective and encouragement of others during life's most challenging circumstances.

Faulkens, Chris and Stinnett Bryan

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday at 6:00 PM

Description: This group focuses on topics that come up in the lives of high schoolers.

Leader Bio: Chris and Bryan are passionate about seeing young men come to Christ and grow in Christ.

Ferron, Steve and Jim Cummings

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday at 7:30 AM

Description: This every other week, early Sunday morning group focuses on studying books of the Bible.

Leader Bio: Steve works as a car mechanic and loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys watching football and sports. Jim is retired and an incredible Impact Team member at Emmanuel.

Flood, Marcus & Stacie

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:15 PM

Description: Connect with others in similar stages of life for the purpose of discussing how to apply the content of the weekend service’s message to our lives in a practical way.

Leader Bio: Marcus and Stacie have two wonderful children, Ethan(7) and Ellie(1)! They serve in many capacities at the Franklin Campus and love to connect with others.

Flood, Stacie

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Sunday at 4:00 PM

Description: This group is for underclassmen high school girls to come together and talk about their lives and Jesus.

Leader Bio: Stacie has been leading ladies for years! She is dedicated to showing her small group love while pointing them to Christ. She loves having fun during her groups!

Franklin Middle School Boys

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Sunday at 9:00 AM

Description: This group focuses on topics that come up in the lives of middle schoolers.

Leader Bio: We are looking forward to investing in middle school boys! We can't wait to hang out and get to know you!

Franklin Middle School Girls

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Sunday at 9:00 AM

Description: This group focuses on topics that come up in the lives of middle schoolers.

Leader Bio: We are looking forward to investing in middle school girls! We can't wait to hang out and get to know you!

Frost, Nich and Paige

Campus: Garfield Park

Schedule: Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Description: Our goal as a small group is to be the body of Christ for each other and those outside our group, by reading the word of God, submitting to the Holy Spirit, and sharing the gospel.

Leader Bio: Nich and Paige love finding fun spots in their neighborhood of Fountain Square and hanging out with their German Shepherds.

Gardner, Chris and Nicole

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Thursday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group is for 40+ couples that focus on applying the weekend service’s content and studying books of the Bible.

Leader Bio: Chris and Nicole have been married 13 years and have three children. They enjoy hosting family and friends and hiking. They both have service related jobs and believe in being active the community.

Garfield Park HS Small Group

Campus: Garfield Park

Schedule: Tuesday at 6:45 AM

Description: This group focuses on topics that come up in the lives of high schoolers. This is an online group.

Leader Bio: We are excited to see high schoolers come to Christ and grow in Christ.

Garfield Park MS Small Group

Campus: Garfield Park

Schedule: Sunday at 9:00 AM

Description: This group focuses on topics that come up in the lives of middle schoolers.

Leader Bio: Emmanuel Church Garfield Park is ready to see middle schoolers come to Christ and grow in Christ.

Goff, Amanda

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Thursday at 7:00 PM

Description: This is an ONLINE women's group that will be focusing on finishing the the book, Boundaries by Henry Cloud (ISBN-13 : 978-0310351801). After the book is finished, the group will focus on applying Emmanuel's weekend service content.

Leader Bio: Amanda is an Outreach Coordinator/Case manager. She loves to learn about the Enneagram & play games with her kids. She hopes that members will move towards allowing God to heal the wounds from trauma.

Goodfellow, Tyler

Campus: Banta

Description: Being a man of God in this culture can be confusing and frustrating at times. This group is for men (24 years old and up) who need a place to connect and grow together to become stronger men of God. The group will meet every other Friday of the month at 6:30pm.

Leader Bio: Tyler is a mortgage loan processor who loves to spend time with his friends and family. He loves being outdoors, playing games, and sports.

Goodfellow, Tyler

Campus: Banta

Description: Being a man of God in this culture can be confusing and frustrating at times. This group is for men (24 years old and up) who need a place to connect and grow together to become stronger men of God. The group will meet once per month (every 4th Saturday of the month at 8:30am).

Leader Bio: Tyler is a mortgage loan processor who loves to spend time with his friends and family. He loves being outdoors, playing games, and sports.

Goodfellow, Tyler

Campus: Banta

Schedule: No Schedule

Leader Bio: This group is for Freshman and Sophomore guys! Tyler loves all games, board games, video games and all things coffee.

Greenwood Middle School Boys

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday at 9:00 AM

Description: 7th & 8th grade boys

Leader Bio: We are excited to help 7th and 8th Grade boys grow in their relationship with Christ while having fun! This group will meet at the Greenwood Campus Fieldhouse during the 9:00 am service.

Greenwood Middle School Girls

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday at 9:00 AM

Description: 7th & 8th grade girls

Leader Bio: We are excited to help 7th and 8th grade girls grow in their relationship with Christ while having fun! This group will meet at the Greenwood Campus Fieldhouse during the 9:00 am service.

Greika, Corey

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday at 1:30 PM

Description: This group focuses on topics that come up in the lives of high schoolers.

Leader Bio: Corey enjoys helping high school boys grow in their personal relationship with God and how to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. We meet at the Greenwood Fieldhouse at 1:30 pm on Sundays.

Hite, Dale & Vickie

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Friday at 6:30 PM

Description: Growing deeper in our understanding of what we believe, according to God's word, resulting in deeper, richer friendships on this journey.

Leader Bio: Dale and Vickie love swimming and boating. They also enjoy reading and serving at church in their spare time.

Hornback, Melinda

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Description: If you are a daughter of the King whose tiara always seems to be crooked, this small group is for you. We will share and support each other while learning Biblical principles and coping skills to deal with stress and anxiety. Women of all ages are welcome!

Leader Bio: Melinda is a clinical supervisor for a mental health telehealth company. She is a wife, mother & has 7 grandsons. Her joys include God, her family, a great cup of coffee and a good mystery book.

Howell, Ronieka and Short, Christina

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Description: Are you looking for a way to connect with other moms? Join an MTO group to get connected, grow spiritually, and receive encouragement from other moms. This group will meet IN-PERSON on Tuesday evenings at the Banta campus. *Childcare available

Leader Bio: Ronieka & Christina are excited to connect, encourage, support & grow together with others moms on this spiritual journey!

Hubbard, Eric & Rebecca

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Tuesday at 7:30 PM

Description: Online married couples group using Zoom to connect with each other and discuss how to apply Emmanuel's weekend service message.

Leader Bio: Eric & Rebecca are a blended family - 11 children between them. They're professionals at managing burning the candle at both ends and still know it's important to make time to grow in Christ.

Jeffirs, Mike

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Thursday at 7:00 PM

Description: This group focuses on applying Emmanuel’s weekend service content.

Leader Bio: This group helps each other practically apply the weekend message in your life through encouragement and community. In Mike's free time, he enjoys reading, exercise, walking, and sports.

Jennings, Keith & Ashley

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Sunday at 5:30 PM

Description: Connect with others in similar stages of life for the purpose of discussing how to apply the content of the weekend service’s message to our lives in a practical way.

Leader Bio: Keith is a nurse in the Army & firefighter. Ashley is a teacher. They love spending time with their kids, playing sports, being outside & going on vacations.

Jones, Becky

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Thursday at 7:00 PM

Description: This group focuses on applying Emmanuel’s weekend service content and on studying books of the Bible.

Leader Bio: Becky runs a daycare during week. She loves loving the least of these. She volunteers in the toddlers at Banta every week and loves meeting new people.

Jones, John & Penny

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Sunday at 5:30 PM

Description: Connect with others in similar stage of life as empty nesters for the purpose of discussing how to apply the content of the weekend service’s message to our lives in a practical way.

Leader Bio: John & Penny have been married 26 years and have a young adult daughter, Shayla. They love spending time with family & friends & having fun!

Judd, Wayne & Dawn--FPU

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday at 6:00 PM

Description: Financial Peace University - This group focuses on learning financial principles. This group meets VIRTUALLY every week on Sunday at 6:00 pm starting August 29th

Leader Bio: Wayne and Dawn Judd have completed the FPU program and believe in handling finances God's way. They love helping others have peace by being financial stewards and living debt free!

Karie Hon

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 AM

Description: A Small group that's focuses on the lives of High School women.

Leader Bio: I think God is so cool and like to help others grow deeper in their relationship with Christ as well as develop new friendships, and provide a source of encouragement for day to day life!

Ketner, Tony

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 7:00 PM

Description: This is a men's group that focuses on applying Emmanuel’s weekend service content

Leader Bio: Tony seeks new ways to grow his faith in Jesus Christ & share his good news with others! The group discusses & applies the weekend message to our lives with active participation & accountability.

Kiel, Katie and Austin

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This young married small group is excited to dive into the book, "Cherish" by Gary Thomas. This group starts September 7th.

Leader Bio: Katie and Austin have been married for 2 years. Katie is the Programming Director for Children's Ministry at Emmanuel and Austin is a physical therapist at Franciscan.

King, Julie

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Tuesday at 12:00 PM

Description: Online Women's Group

Leader Bio: Julie enjoys running, scuba diving, reading & spending time with family. She looks forward to building relationships with other women, finding a sense of community & growing deeper in faith & Christ.

Lamastus, Cheryl

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 12:00 PM

Description: This group will be studying Max Lucado's Life Lessons from Revelations and will start Wednesday, August 25th.

Leader Bio: Cheryl is retired and has been attending Emmanuel for 39 years. She enjoys fishing, gardening, reading & spending quality time with her grandchildren.

Lane, Jeff & Jennifer

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This is a CO-ED DivorceCare group that will meet in-person will begin on August 31st. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. *The DivorceCare workbook is required for this group. Please bring $20 payment and you will receive the workbook at your first session*

Leader Bio: Jeff & Jennifer have both been through divorce & are very interested in helping others repair from divorce/separation. They are both passionate about their faith in God & are willing to share & serve.

Lane, Jennifer

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Thursday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group focuses on applying Emmanuel’s weekend service content.

Leader Bio: Jennifer loves Christian music and being with family. She would like each member to grow deeper in their relationship with Christ while having a safe place to share during this challenging time.

Lauren Wrighton

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 7:00 PM

Description: This in-person women's group is perfect for women in their 30's. The group focuses on applying Emmanuel’s weekend service content. This group will begin on September 1st.

Leader Bio: Lauren is married to David and they have 3 amazing girls. In her free time Lauren loves to run her podcasting business, play with her girls and stay active.

Leonard, Joe

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Sunday at 6:00 PM

Description: This group focuses on topics that come up in the lives of high schoolers.

Leader Bio: Joe is a high school teacher in the Indianapolis area! He is passionate about connecting with students! He excited to hang out and get to know you!

Loman, Matt

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group is focusing on the "Boundaries Series" by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend this semester.

Leader Bio: This group loves to cultivate friendships as members grow their faith in Christ. Matt loves everything Colts football!

Loomis, Aaron & Krystal

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group's focus is discussing and applying the Weekend Service's content.

Leader Bio: Aaron works for the Department of Labor, and Krystal is an Occupational Therapist. They have two children, Zoe (4) and Sawyer (1). They love fitness, game nights, and quoting movies.

Lusch, Charlie

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group focuses on applying the weekend service’s content and on studying books of the Bible. This is a men's group

Leader Bio: I am married & have 2 children Olivia and Zac. Our family enjoys sports like golf, hoops, fishing. I am Looking forward to growing closer to God with the men in this group.

Maddie Landgrebe

Campus: Garfield Park

Schedule: Sunday at 2:00 PM

Description: This group will be using The Chosen TV show's Interactive Bible Study "What Does It Mean to Be Chosen?" https://thechosengifts.com/collections/best-sellers/products/bible-study-guide-what-does-it-mean-to-be-chosen

Leader Bio: Maddie is the Family Ministries Director and Host Team Coordinator at Emmanuel Church Garfield Park. She is obsessed with anything Disney, Harry Potter, or theme parks.

Matt Thomas

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Sunday at 4:00 PM

Description: This group focuses on discussing topics that come up in the lives of high schoolers.

Leader Bio: Matt is a teacher and sings on the worship team. He is a super fun-loving guy that is passionate about seeing people grow. Come laugh and learn as we dive into what it means to follow Jesus.

Maupin, Debbie

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday at 10:00 AM

Description: This group focuses on preparing seniors for life after high school.

Leader Bio: Debbie loves investing in the lives of high school students. This group is co-ed and welcomes all seniors in high school.

McCormick, Jared and Andrea McCormick

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This married couples group focuses on applying the weekend service’s content.

Leader Bio: Jared and Andrea are proud parents to two amazing boys. They love traveling, being outdoors, playing board games and going on coffee dates.

Meek, Olivia & Torbeck, Holly

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday at 1:30 PM

Description: Explore and learn more about the Holy Spirit through a Christian take on yoga! This group will start on August 29th.

Leader Bio: Our Christian yoga small group for women incorporates practical & applicable Bible teachings with yoga poses to help rejuvenate your body & mind while staying in touch with the Holy Spirit.

Mentzer, Abby & Royalty, Adrienne

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 9:30 AM

Description: This group meets IN-PERSON and focuses on growing as a mother by following a speaker/study schedule. This semester the group will dive into the study, Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St John (ISBN: 1496426665). There’s nothing wrong with good advice—but today’s moms need so much more than that. We moms are crying out for true wisdom and strength that will teach us how to parent our kids well, and to help us navigate challenges and cultural issues previous generations never saw coming.

Leader Bio: Abby is a SAHM & Adrienne works PRN as a Nurse. Their hope is that others feel encouraged, supported & accepted for wherever they are at in their spiritual journey by connecting with others moms.

Messman, Tracy and Neidenberger, Martha

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Description: Are you looking for a way to connect with other moms? Join an MTO group to get connected, grow spiritually, and receive encouragement from other moms. This group will meet IN-PERSON on Tuesday evenings at the Banta campus. *Childcare available

Leader Bio: Tracy and Martha are looking forward to connecting, growing and building one another up while making new relationships with other moms.

Metcalf, Stephanie

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Tuesday at 8:30 PM

Description: This group meets ONLINE and focuses on growing as a mother by following a speaker/study schedule. This semester the group will dive into the study, Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St John (ISBN: 1496426665). There’s nothing wrong with good advice—but today’s moms need so much more than that. We moms are crying out for true wisdom and strength that will teach us how to parent our kids well, and to help us navigate challenges and cultural issues previous generations never saw coming.

Leader Bio: If you are a mama looking for a friend for guidance, support, or walk through the everyday ups & downs of mom life, while we learn about God & His intentions, this group is for you!

Mom's Time Out: In-Person (Evening)

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:00 PM

Description: Are you looking for a way to connect with other moms? Join a MTO group to get connected, grow spiritually and receive encouragement from other mom's.

Leader Bio: Connect, grow and build one another up while making new relationships with other moms.

Mom's Time Out: In-Person (Morning)

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Wednesday at 9:30 AM

Description: Are you looking for a way to connect with other moms? Join a MTO group to get connected, grow spiritually and receive encouragement from other mom's.

Leader Bio: Connect, grow and build one another up while making new relationships with other moms.

Morris, Rick

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday at 3:00 PM

Description: This group focuses on applying Emmanuel’s weekend service content.

Leader Bio: Rick wants to provide a welcoming and light atmosphere for a group of men to grow in Christ to help each other through life as needed. He loves serving the Lord and serving others.

MS Boys

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Sunday at 9:00 AM

Description: This group focuses on topics that come up in the lives of middle schoolers.

Leader Bio: We are looking forward to investing in middle school boys! We can't wait to hang out and get to know you!

MS Girls

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Sunday at 9:00 AM

Description: This group focuses on topics that come up in the lives of middle schoolers.

Leader Bio: We are looking forward to investing in middle school girls! We can't wait to hang out and get to know you!

Neffle, Tiffany

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Monday at 6:30 PM

Description: This co-ed group is for those individuals who are in their 30's, thriving, and looking for a place to connect with others while learning and living out God's Will in our lives! We are a few years too old to join the 20+ group, yet we're not old enough to join the 40's group, so let's connect and grow in Christ together in this 30+ community!

Leader Bio: I am an interior designer. I love dogs (I have 5 dogs of my own). I love to be outside in the sun and all things beach! I spend a lot of time with my family and working on DIY projects.

O'Neal, Emily

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group will focus the study, Better: A Study of Hebrews by Jen Wilkin (ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1535954116). In this verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, Jen Wilkin explores how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 11:40).

Leader Bio: Emily is a recruiter & enjoys family time, visiting the Farmers Market & sitting in the sunshine. She hopes the members experience support from each other outside of group & learn more about Scripture

Pepper, Vince & Geanne

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 7:00 PM

Description: This group is geared towards new believers. The group will work through the study, Everyday Theology: What You Believe Matters by Mary Wiley (ISBN-10 ‎1535985437).

Leader Bio: Vince & Geanne are retired. In their free time, they enjoy pickle ball, hiking, camping, target shooting & wood working. They enjoy spending time with others and being a mentor to those around them.

Persons, Nathan

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Sunday at 2:00 PM

Description: This group focuses on applying Emmanuel's weekend service content.

Leader Bio: Nathan loves serving others and serving God. He loves coaching youth sports, volunteering at church, and hanging with his family. He's looking forward to creating authentic relationships for Christ.

Petro, Joe

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 7:00 PM

Description: This men's group focuses on applying Emmanuel’s weekend service content.

Leader Bio: Joe is a retired financial advisor. He is married with 3 adult children and teaches Bible study at the Franklin adult center. He enjoys the retired life by spending time with family and friends.

Quinn, Jennifer

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group is intended for women in all walks of life. We want to encourage and help women that have experienced trauma to heal using God's Word so that they can move forward in their purpose.

Leader Bio: Jenn is an accountant. She loves anything outdoors: kayaking, camping, boating, hiking, and bible study. She loves movies, concerts, and live music.

Reeves, Chris and Katie

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Description: We look forward to creating a strong support system and leading through scripture and action items related to the weekly sermons.

Leader Bio: Chris & Katie have two girls, Evie & Alivia. Katie is a product manager in the pharmacy industry, and loves arts & crafts and cooking. Chris is a stay at home Dad and loves board games & bonfires.

Ricketts, Gabby

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 7:00 PM

Description: This group, for women in their 20's, focuses on studying the book, "The Well Watered Woman" by Gretchen Saffles. In the chaos of our everyday, it can be difficult to live out and apply the truths of Scripture. We want more of Jesus, but we find ourselves looking to our own lives and accomplishments for our worth and identity. Let's look at how the word of God can satisfy like nothing else.

Leader Bio: Gabby is a recent ISU grad and is currently a staff member of Emmanuel's production dept. She is passionate about music, art and all things creative.

Rios, Melissa

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Description: this group focuses on the things that come up in the life of freshman girls.

Leader Bio: Melissa loves Jesus, her family, her friends, and sports. She is passionate about helping high school girls learn more about their faith with God.

Rob Shaw

Campus: Greenwood

Leader Bio: My name is Rob Shaw. I am in my 5th year of student ministry. It is my desire to help each boy become the young man that God desires for him to be.

Rollings, David and Amy

Campus: Garfield Park

Schedule: Sunday at 6:00 PM

Description: This group is co-ed and for all ages. The focus is applying the weekend service’s content.

Leader Bio: David and Amy live in Fountain Square and attend the Emmanuel Church - Garfield Park Campus. David can do about anything and he does. Amy is an elementary teacher for Perry Schools.

Rynerson, Elizabeth

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Tuesday at 5:30 PM

Description: This group focuses on applying Emmanuel’s weekend service content and/or Bible studies.

Leader Bio: Elizabeth is a SAHM/homemaker. She loves making people feel comfortable with positivity & love. She hopes the women that join will be ready to step into who God called them to be.

Schnelle, Duane

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Monday at 6:30 PM

Description: The men of this group have a common denominator: the safety & security of our church and the relentless pursuit to see people come to Christ and grow in Christ.

Leader Bio: Duane loves his wife Brenda and he is looking forward to connecting with you and growing in Christ together!

Slater, Stacy

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Tuesday at 9:30 AM

Description: This is a Bible Study focused small group. This group will be completing The Armor of God study by Priscilla Shirer (ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781430040279).

Leader Bio: Stacy is the COO of her household. She loves to travel, read & bake. She hopes that members grow a deeper relationship with the Lord just like she did when she first started going to Bible studies.

Small Groups

Stewart, Kim

Campus: Garfield Park

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group is co-ed and for all ages. The focus is applying the weekend service’s content.

Leader Bio: Kim is a realtor that loves to Golf and grow deeper in her relationship with Christ.

Student Influencers

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule:

  • 8/31/2021 6:00 PM
  • 9/7/2021 6:00 PM
  • 9/28/2021 6:00 PM
  • 10/5/2021 6:00 PM
  • 10/26/2021 6:00 PM
  • 11/2/2021 6:00 PM
  • 11/30/2021 6:00 PM
  • 12/7/2021 6:00 PM

Description: Student Leadership for Greenwood Campus student ministries.

Leader Bio: Chelsea Roller & Clarence Hogan will lead this small group of student Influencers & Student worship team.

Surrendering the Secret

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Tuesday at 6:00 PM

Description: This group will begin meeting on Tuesday, September 14th. Many women hide the secret of abortion deep in their hearts and they are suffering severe consequences. They carry a great burden of shame and failure, afraid to reveal their hidden pain, and by doing so are forced to endure the long-lasting effects in isolation. Surrendering the Secret will allow women to release this burden and find freedom through 'redemptive community' while experiencing hope and joy, as shame and failure are replaced with beauty. This 9-week group will begin on September 14th.

Leader Bio: Mandy is a proud wife to John and mom to 3 kids. Her heart's desire is to see other women set free by God from the guilt and shame of abortion. Join me on a journey you will never regret 💜

Swearingen, Tracy and Geanne Pepper

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 9:30 AM

Description: This group meets IN-PERSON and focuses on growing as a mother by following a speaker/study schedule. This semester the group will dive into the study, Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St John (ISBN: 1496426665). There’s nothing wrong with good advice—but today’s moms need so much more than that. We moms are crying out for true wisdom and strength that will teach us how to parent our kids well, and to help us navigate challenges and cultural issues previous generations never saw coming.

Leader Bio: Tracy and Geanne bring years of wisdom from her own experiences as a mom and is a treasure to share life with. They are passionate about seeing people come to Christ and grow in Christ.

Terry Kindle

Campus: Garfield Park

Schedule: Every 2 weeks: Thursdays at 6:30 PM

Description: A married couple group meeting in Greenwood.

Leader Bio: Terry and Donna are a retired couple and they love applying God's word to everyday application in a small group setting.

Throgmorton, Branden & Markie

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:00 PM

Description: Connect with others in similar stages of life for the purpose of discussing how to apply the content of the weekend service’s message to our lives in a practical way.

Leader Bio: Branden and Markie are parents to 4 amazing kiddos, Elsie (4), Millie (2), Lexie (0), and Wade (0). They enjoy hunting and hiking and building connections with others.

Throgmorton, Gary

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Sunday at 6:30 PM

Description: This is a men's group that will help us become stronger because of the word of God and will help us to grow more like Christ.

Leader Bio: Gary is married to his wife Toni and loves being with his family. He also enjoys working with his hands whenever he gets a chance.

Timm, Josh - FPU

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group focuses on learning financial principles

Leader Bio: Josh Timm and his wife have completed the FPU program and believe in handling finances God's way. Josh has two kids and loves basketball. He wants to help others not let their money manage them.

Toombs, Sarah

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Sunday at 6:00 PM

Description: This group focuses on topics that come up in the lives of high schoolers.

Leader Bio: Sarah loves investing in high school students! Sarah is a teacher in Perry Township and is so excited to hang out and get to know you!

Toombs, Shay

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Monday at 8:30 PM

Description: This online group is for young adults and focuses on growing deeper in relationships with one another and in our relationship with Christ.

Leader Bio: Shay is the Student Pastor at the Banta Campus. He loves music, to explore, and coffee. Shay is ready to connect and grow with young adults near & far through Emmanuel Church.

Trimmell, Andy and Rossi, Dori

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This divorce care group will encourage and help people form a deeper relationship with Christ and others. It will help individuals move forward in life and focus more on God.

Leader Bio: Andy and Dori understand the grief of separation/divorce. They believe in leaning into God's promises and encourage members to get to know who Christ is and what His capabilities are for their lives.

Walters, John

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Monday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group focuses on applying the weekend services content.

Leader Bio: Connecting and growing closer to God with the men in his group. Enjoys cooking and creating anything with his hands. John is a valued part of our Impact Team as he serves weekly in production.

Weddle, Briana

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Monday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group focuses on applying Emmanuel’s weekend service content. This group best fit women between the ages of 24-30.

Leader Bio: Loves Jesus, iced coffee, serving others & running! This is a group designed for anyone eager to take a step in growing spiritually & to deepen their relationship with Christ.

Weddle, Scotty & Briana

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group best fits those that are seriously dating, engaged or married, This group will focus on applying the weekend service’s content and will meet every other Tuesday.

Leader Bio: Scotty & Briana are recently married. They enjoy working out together, patio dining & serving others. They hope to help other couples build & center their relationships around the Lord.

Whitaker, Kelli & Davidson, Terri

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 9:30 AM

Description: This group meets IN-PERSON and focuses on growing as a mother by following a speaker/study schedule. This semester the group will dive into the study, Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St John (ISBN: 1496426665). There’s nothing wrong with good advice—but today’s moms need so much more than that. We moms are crying out for true wisdom and strength that will teach us how to parent our kids well, and to help us navigate challenges and cultural issues previous generations never saw coming.

Leader Bio: Kelli has been a hairstylist for 21 years. She is a mom to a sweet/sassy 11 yo. Terri is retired, mother of 2 adults and grandmother to 3. She has been married for 41 years!

Williams, Kenton

Campus: Banta

Schedule: Monday at 6:30 PM

Description: This group is for anyone who desires to connect with a group that is helpful in providing nurturing and compassionate assurance that they are not facing the battle of addiction alone. Our group provides a safe place for people to share experiences, feelings, and challenges without concerns for judgment or rejection. We look forward to growing in Christ with you!

Leader Bio: I love to fish, golf and I empathize with everyone. I've experienced my own battles and through the strength of Christ & other tools, we can all learn to recover and live productive Christ-like lives.

Yates, Dana

Campus: Greenwood

Schedule: Wednesday at 7:00 PM

Description: This group is intended for women on all walks of life. We want to encourage and lift each other up through life's challenges.

Leader Bio: Dana is proud mom of two kids; works in healthcare IT leadership. BECAUSE I CAN is life motto pursuing God’s purpose. Loves outdoor activities & building relationships along life’s journey!

Young Adults

Campus: Franklin

Schedule: Sunday at 6:00 PM

Description: This group will be going through a book study. The study will be determined after the first group meeting.

Leader Bio: Christa is a teacher and she enjoys connecting with and leading young adults.

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