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Larry Tieman

Senior Pastor

Larry Tieman became the Senior Pastor at Immanuel in 2006 after serving churches in Atlanta and Missouri. He was ordained as a minister in the Lutheran church in 1991 after 4 years of seminary training at Concordia in St. Louis, MO. He loves preaching, teaching, and sharing God’s word with the people of the Crystal Lake community.

Larry was born on a farm in Missouri and grew up with 4 brothers. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran High School, which was a boarding school. He completed his college education at Concordia Seward, with a teaching degree. Larry taught high school biology and coached baseball for 8 years, prior to preparing for the ministry at the Seminary. Larry married Sharon Marcis in 1988 and they have 3 adult children, Philip, Andrew, and Jonathan. Larry loves sports, especially baseball, gardening, and travel.

You can reach Pastor Tieman at ltieman@immanuelcl.org

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