Pastoral Staff


Pastor Randolph H. Raasch,  Senior Pastor

Pastor Raasch has been serving First Immanuel since January 1989. He is our lead preacher and teacher. He also serves as an adjunct professor of theology at Concordia University Wisconsin and is chaplain for the Cedarburg Police Department. His personal mission statement is, I serve God by serving others.
Listen to Pastor Raasch’s sermons here.

Pastor Tim Seban,  Associate Pastor

Pastor Seban has been a part of the First Immanuel team since April of 2014. He has a passion for equipping all generations with the fundamental truths of the Christian faith, sowing the seeds of faith, watering them, and trusting the Lord of the harvest to make it grow. His personal mission is that of John the Baptist, “He (Christ) must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30

Pastor Ethan Luhman, Associate Pastor

Pastor Ethan Luhman joined the staff at FIL in October 2018, serving as lead pastor of the River of Life campus and overseeing adult ministries for both campuses. Pastor Ethan is driven by discipleship and community, and he seeks to help people get connected to Jesus and to one another.

Pastor Wil Reichmann,  Pastor of Care & Counseling

Pastor Reichmann has been serving First Immanuel since 1998. He is a graduate of Concordia Seminary St. Louis. He is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. His greatest passion is the pastoral care of people.He specializes in hospital visitation, the training of lay ministers, shut-in care, counseling and referrals. He is characterized as a good listener and very approachable with a good understanding of people and the challenges they face.

Leadership Team


Dawn Walker, School Principal

Mrs. Walker became the principal of First Immanuel in 2010, but she has been a positive force in our school since she came to FILS as a middle school science teacher in 2004. She has a passion for Christian education and her top priority is developing every student into a successful well-rounded young person–academically, artistically, physically, socially and spiritually.

Karl Roeske, Missions and Outreach Director

Karl has been serving the Lord at First Immanuel since 1992.  He is currently the Director of Missions and Outreach.  His passion is living out the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and encouraging others to do the same.  Over his thirty-one years of ministry, he has served in Lutheran congregations in Green Bay, WI and Marysville, OH, and here at First Immanuel.

Danielle Halpin, Director of Administrative Excellence

Danielle joined the team as the Director of Administrative Excellence in Summer 2013. She is a FILS alumni and happy to serve and give back to the church that provided her with a strong Christian faith. She has a passion for helping others and to support and encourage the faith of God’s people in any way she can. With her experience in the United States Air Force, she knows that a team has to be a “well-oiled machine,” with a group of people all working toward the same goal. She hopes to bring this same concept in helping others find the love of Jesus and to keep that faith and trust in Him.

Teresa Hajdu, Communications Director

Teresa became the Communications Director of First Immanuel in December 2016, but she has been a positive force in our school since she came to FILS as the Director of Admissions in August 2014. A product of a Christ-Centered education from grade school through college, she is passionate about the importance of an education founded in faith. She is active in the KidMin (Sunday School) program at River of Life (ROL), director of the ROL Community Garden as well as a regular volunteer at events throughout the year for both the school and church.

Nick Dummann, Building & Grounds Director

Office Staff

Jane Barelmann, Financial Director

Donna Tanel, Church Secretary

Julie Weber, Administrative  Staff