MEET THE TEAM

As we welcome a New Year and bid God’s speed to Mrs. Marca and Pastor Dana, we recognize our staff is going through a number of big changes. For starters, the Congregation has not yet made any decisions regarding a new Sr Pastor. If you would like to hear more about where we are in that process you can click here. Currently, Pastor’s Albers and Madsen are Co-Associate pastors and Campus Pastors of their respective campus locations, Ms. Corrie has moved into Mrs. Marca’s position as Director of Family Life and we are looking to bring a few new support staff members on board as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of us!

Pastor Grayson Albers

Senior Pastor

Pastor Grayson Albers (PG) is our Senior Pastor, is Married to Kim and has 2 boys and a girl. PG is a graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin with a focus on biblical languages and pre seminary studies and went to Concordia Seminary St. Louis, MO for his pastoral studies. PG likes to hunt and is an avid Green Bay Packer fan. Our Dallas fans pray for him a lot. :-)

Pastor Luke Madsen

Associate Pastor

Pastor Luke is our Associate Pastor, is married to Darcy and has four teenage girls. So we pray for him a lot :-) Pastor Luke is a graduate of Concordia University Texas with a focus on biblical languages and church music and went to Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne, IN for his pastoral studies. Pastor Luke loves to fish and is an avid Texas Longhorn football fan.

Robin Smith

Director of Worship

Robin is our Director of Worship, is married to Karen, and has seven adult children, two of which are still in college.  Robin has a Bachelors Degree of Music Education from Baylor University and a Masters in Organizational Development from Abilene Christian University.  He is passionate about heart-felt worship, expressing the beauty of Christ, and leadership development.  In his spare time he loves music, reading, and sports.

Corrie Ganger

Minister of Family Life

Corrie is long time member of Immanuel Lutheran Ministries.  She  grew up in Rogers and is a graduate of  UMHB.  She taught for 31 years before retiring in 2019 and joining the ILM staff as Marca’s assistant.  Corrie love’s spending time with her family, watching sports (go Cowboys and Spurs) reading and singing.

Nikki Hernandez

Business Manager

Nikki serves as the business manager for Immanuel Lutheran Ministries and helps to make sure the books are balanced and the bills are paid. She and her husband have three sweet daughters and a host of farm animals they love to care for. In her spare time, Nikki enjoys camping, boating, and all things “outdoorsy” with her family. (Yes, outdoorsy is a word. You should add it to your vocabulary!)

Malinda Averil

Office Administrator

Malinda serves Immanuel as our Administrative Assistant and has been a member here at ILM for many years. Malinda has served as a leader on many of our boards, including the Board of Directors and in her free time, Malinda loves great music, a good book and the outdoors.

Jennifer Benson

Director of Communications

Jennifer serves Immanuel as our Director of Communications and works on our bulletins, newsletters, social media and websites. Jennifer has son and daughter and her Husband Sean is a professor.

Avery Pavliska

Mother’s Day Out Director / Belton Campus Family Life Rep

Avery began serving ILM as a teacher for the MDO and was asked to serve as the director in 20__. She has three children and wears a lot of Maroon!

Faith Kerr

Temple Campus Family Life Rep

Faith attends our Temple campus and works with Mas. Corrie as a representative and liaison for our Family Life Ministry.