Connections are important

We believe that God created us for community. At Immanuel that plays out in different ways. We want to help you connect with God and with each other. We want to provide opportunities to use the gifts and talents God gave you in service to the church and the community. We want to support and encourage you (and for you to do the same with others) throughout all aspects of your life. 

We'd be happy to talk with you about getting connected at Immanuel. Come and visit us this weekend!

 

Our God is Real and Present Here!

We want to do all we can today to Prepare Kids for Tomorrow! We are pleased to offer quality PreK - 8th education in a loving and caring environment. Our teachers and staff place a high value on learning, but an even greater emphasis on your children. We believe that in order to truly prepare them for tomorrow we not only need to teach them the fundamentals, but provide them with opportunities to be a good neighbor. 

We'd love to show you what we do! Schedule an onsite visit today!

 

Building stronger family & faith foundations through sports.

Upward is a nationwide program that provides opportunities for all kids to Play with Purpose. 

To Play With Purpose means you make smart decisions, improve in your physical development, discover your life's purpose, and put others needs before your own.

It's more than just the game. It's every practice, every drill, every pivot, every pass and shot. Become more than just an athlete.

We'd love to have you join the team! Learn more about Upward at Immanuel here!

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Connections are important

We believe that God created us for community. At Immanuel that plays out in different ways. We want to help you connect with God and with each other. We want to provide opportunities to use the gifts and talents God gave you in service to the church and the community. We want to support and encourage you (and for you to do the same with others) throughout all aspects of your life. 

We'd be happy to talk with you about getting connected at Immanuel. Come and visit us this weekend!

 

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Our God is Real and Present Here!

We want to do all we can today to Prepare Kids for Tomorrow! We are pleased to offer quality PreK - 8th education in a loving and caring environment. Our teachers and staff place a high value on learning, but an even greater emphasis on your children. We believe that in order to truly prepare them for tomorrow we not only need to teach them the fundamentals, but provide them with opportunities to be a good neighbor. 

We'd love to show you what we do! Schedule an onsite visit today!

 

CLOSE

Building stronger family & faith foundations through sports.

Upward is a nationwide program that provides opportunities for all kids to Play with Purpose. 

To Play With Purpose means you make smart decisions, improve in your physical development, discover your life's purpose, and put others needs before your own.

It's more than just the game. It's every practice, every drill, every pivot, every pass and shot. Become more than just an athlete.

We'd love to have you join the team! Learn more about Upward at Immanuel here!

Meet Our Staff

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Ed Bower

Ed Bower

Principaloffice: (815) 459 1444

Current Position

Principal of Immanuel Lutheran School Crystal Lake IL

Experience

13 years as a classroom teacher in Ohio, Missouri, New Orleans and Florida

27 years as a full time principal in Illinois and Missouri

4 years at Immanuel Lutheran

Degree(s)

BS from Concordia University Chicago

MS from Nova Northeastern University Fort Lauderdale FL

Additional graduate hours from Northern Illinois University

Interests

My family - wife, daughter, son and two grandchildren

Philosophy of Teaching

I believe each child is a gift from God and each child has different way of learning.  I believe it is our role to provide for each and every child the knowledge that they are a part of  God's  family because He loves them and they in turn should love Him.  As educators, we are preparing children to be lifelong  learners in both the secular world and in God's world and these attributes should not be separate or different.  I believe an important role of being an educator is being an example of Christ and showing Christ's love through my words, actions and teaching.