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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Debbie Risner

Debbie Risner

Art Teacher

Current Position

Art Teacher

Experience

This is my 2nd year at Immanuel. I have 10 years of teaching experience. I was a 1st and 4th grade teacher in St Louis, MO for four years. Then I taught pre-school for six years in Lake in the Hills.

Degree(s)

I attended Concordia University of Chicago in River Forest. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Education with my teaching certificate for k-8.

Interests

I enjoy reading, riding my bike with my kids, scrapbooking, and time with friends and family.

Philosophy of Teaching 

I believe that teachers should teach in the way their students learn. I engage my students in discussions about our projects and artists. I want my students to feel free to express themselves through their art. I ask my students to not give up and to try their best. Art is what they make of it, not how I make it. I give them the tools, the ideas, and I teach them how to approach making art, but it is up to them to make it their own. I have a lot of enthusiasm for teaching art and I hope it transfers to my students and their enthusiasm for art.