Leadership at Emmanuel

Our church is governed according to the rules of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and we have two leadership groups.

Session is a group of nine Ruling Elders elected by the congregation who are responsible for the day to day management of the church.

The nine elected member of the Board of Deacons are the primary compassionate outreach group for the congregation. They prepare communion, call on shut-ins, and host receptions following weddings, funerals, or memorial services. They also provide for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and organize a children’s gift drive for a number of families in need from Audubon Elementary School, along with helping stock Audubon’s emergency clothing closet. 

Our Staff

Reverend James Burford

Rev. James Burford is the Pastor at Emmanuel. Ordained by the Disciples of Christ Church, Jim has more than 46 years experience leading congregations and has been with us since 2004.

Our Administrative Assistant/Treasurer, Becky Manly, runs the office and can answer many questions or tell you who can.

Kelly Evanson is our Choir Director, a highly trained musician who brings out the best in her dedicated singers.

Organist Pam Rossing is a wonderful pianist as well as talented organist. Pam is also a hospital chaplain.

Megan Greer works with the young children during the service in the nursery/youth area, providing care so that parents can enjoy a “hands free” service.

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