Pastor - Rev. Dr. Douglas Wooten Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Wooten is passionate about loving God’s people, and his family. His personal mission is to share God's word during these changing times in our world. Because God has placed in him a spirit of renewal, it encourages him to help others as they continue their Christian journey. It is with passion and prayer that, through God's Holy Spirit, this church will spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every corner of this world, to every person, regardless of race, age, color, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, and socioeconomic status. Pastor Wooten was called to Immanuel in January of 2022 to serve as senior pastor. Pastor Wooten has served several churches from North Carolina to Hawaii. Pastor Wooten has served the wider church of the United Church of Christ, as a board member of many different associations and conferences. He has also served as a member of the Executive Committee now known as the United Church of Christ Board of Directors, and is currently serving as a member of the UCC Manual on Church. He is an ordained minister with standing in the United Church of Christ. Pastor Wooten’s formal education includes degrees from Shaw University (BA), Shaw Divinity (MDiv), and Chicago Theological Seminary (DMin). Seminary. Pastor Wooten is married to the former Ms. Yulanda Tisdale for 35 years and together they have two adult sons named Douglas Jr. and Adam. Both sons reside in North Carolina. One of Pastor Wooten’s favorite scripture comes from, Matthew 28:19 says, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost..." Just as Jesus commanded his disciples, Jesus has commanded him to do the same. We are confident in this calling to Immanuel United Church of Christ, because of the evidence that it has produced; through the baptizing of many and the witnessing of the transformation of lives.
Minister of Music - Richard Perry
Richard plays the organ for our worship services, coordinates, schedules and accompanies soloists and instrumentalists, maintains the church's keyboard instruments, directs and accompanies the Choir, directs the handbells, and plays piano with the Praise Band. He is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, majoring in Trombone and Organ, received a bachelors degree in Trombone Performance from Ball State University and a masters degree in Organ Performance from Butler University. Richard is a member of the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and has received the Colleague designation (CAGO) from the guild.
Office Secretary - Kathy Harris
Kathy has worked as our secretary and office manager for 4 years, providing weekly bulletins and monthly newsletters. She loves serving the church and has many good friends. Kathy has been married to her husband Phil for 40 years; they have two sons and three grandchildren. She enjoys traveling, painting, and being around family. She lives in Avon with her husband. Her son and his family live in Brownsburg close by.