It’s our great joy to be the people of Immanuel, a church serving the village of Pepin, here in beautiful Mississippi Bluff country. We are a congregation in the Lutheran tradition with the gifts of individuals from many different faith backgrounds. This diversity creates melodies and harmonies that help all of us be richer community together. We are a real community, real people, with strengths and weaknesses, clarity and questions. Again and again we’ve watched mission, call, and the power of the cross transform our community with great love – and joy – and that’s an incredible gift.

We are thankful for God’s grace-filled presence in worship and visits with friends at the hospital or care center, during bible study or book group, on retreats or over a cup of coffee, through ministries with our kids like Faith Adventures, Living Faith, Christians in Action or Vacation Bible School. It’s our joy to partner with friends across town and across the world – learning how God’s amazing gospel keeps unfolding and inviting us to be part of the story.

The immigrants who formed this congregation in 1889 did so in faith and with good courage. We give thanks for their gifts and the foundation we build upon today knowing we are always being made new in great love.

Meet Our Pastor



Associate in Parish Ministry

Tom Ahlstrom serves as our Associate in Parish Ministry. Tom’s passion is visiting with friends and neighbors at area care centers, leading worship – especially Hymn Sings, and providing a ministry of hospitality – working with our Property Team to care for our building.

Office Administrator

Laurel Stinson is responsible for supporting the mission of the congregation by creating communications, maintaining church records, the website and the calendar. She serves as receptionist when the church office is open. She orders needed materials and negotiates with suppliers to help manage expenses. Laurel is also our bookkeeper, managing the financial life of our parish.

Church Custodian

Brandi Brunkow