Kris Burns came to Immanuel via his home state of Arkansas. An indefatigable Razorbacks fan, Kris can sometimes be heard uttering a distinctive ‘woooo pig soooie’ while excitedly talking about the upcoming football season. Kris regularly serves in Immanuel’s worship bands as a bassist and an audio tech. Kris is married to his kind and joyful wife Emily. Kris is a faithful and diligent follower of Christ who loves people and enjoys serving the church in any way possible.
Josh grew up in Tracy, CA and in God’s providence moved to Garden Valley, TX in 2008 to work for Teen Mania Ministries. There he met a girl named Abbey Bennett and began a friendship that turned into marriage in 2012. When not working or reading for school, Josh enjoys hanging out with Abbey, going to the creek with their dog Watson, running, and being in the great outdoors.
Rob grew up in Indiana, where he spent most of his life on a soccer field or a basketball court. After coming to faith in Christ, meeting his wife Sarah (the love of his life) and graduating college, he and Sarah moved to Louisville. His greatest joys include spending time with Sarah, serving at Immanuel and Louisville Rescue Mission, playing basketball with friends, reading good poetry (as all real men do), and hanging out with loved ones.
Andrew comes to us from just up the road—Lexington, Ky. Andrew’s love for the Kentucky Wildcats is only outpaced by his love for his wife, Rachel, and for the saints at Immanuel. Andrew enjoys playing trombone in the worship band and welcoming image bearers on Sunday mornings with the Welcome Team. He also serves as a deacon, helping to care for the physical needs of God’s people at Immanuel.
Deeds Burlager came to Louisville to attend Seminary, where he met his wife Spenser. Together they have two children, Quill and Story. He can be found enjoying all aspects of coffee, spending time with his wife and children, and polishing up his dance moves. Deeds is a family man and aspiring church planter. He co-leads a Gospel Community Group and has giftings in evangelism, discernment, and discipleship.
Josh and his wife, Kelly, come from the lake towns of big & beautiful Wisconsin. Together they have two daughters, Cadence and Leah. In his free time, Josh loves being with his family and usually has photography, coffee, or chess on the brain. Josh gratefully serves alongside Immanuel’s deacons to extend mercy and help to those in need.
Jim is a pilgrim on a long journey, seeking to keep in step with the Holy Spirit in the way of Jesus. He is a loving servant of the people of God and his neighbors. If you want to know more about him, ask his wife Lee Ann, his children, or his grandchildren.
Anthony grew up in Louisville. The Lord has blessed him with a wonderful wife (Dallas) and 3 children: Andrew, Ashton, and Lily. He enjoys spending time with his family and being in the adventurous outdoors. He is a Duke basketball fan and enjoys participating in most sports. He is grateful to be a part of the work the Lord is doing in building up the saints at Immanuel.