Our Staff

Karin staffKARIN MCELRONE – Office Manager

My name is Karin McElrone and  I have been a member of Emanuel Church since I was a little girl.  I was confirmed and married at Emanuel as well as having both of my daughters, Helena and Hannah, baptized at Emanuel.  I grew up in New Berlin and now live in Milwaukee.  I have been a stay at home mom for years and have volunteered through the Girl Scouts Organization and Guest House.  I love the outdoors and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing and biking.

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MARK BREUTZMANN – Music Director

A graduate of Whitnall High School and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mark was appointed the Music Director of Emanuel Church in July, 1991, where he is Organist, Senior Choir Director, Youth Choir Director, and Interim Hand Bell Director. In addition, he oversees a music program including Chime Choir and numerous soloists and instrumentalists. He also serves as the Chair of the Worship/Music Committee. A member of the American Guild of Organists-Milwaukee Chapter, he has served on the board and was Chair of the Telephone Committee. He is currently a member of the Hales Corners Community Chorus, having served in various positions, including Section Leader, Music Librarian, and President. He also is a member of the Summer Singers. Employment is with Ambius, Inc. where he is a contractor/customer service specialist at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Downtown Milwaukee. Hobbies/interests include anthropology/archaeology, architecture, astronomy, baking, dining-out, gardening/plants, meteorology/weather, music, dogs, cats, and collecting Christmas ornaments. He resides on Milwaukee’s lower East Side.

LISA IRWIN – Director of Intergenerational Ministries