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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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, 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 💜

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.

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.

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!

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