Dr. Jimmy Watson
Senior Pastor


Dr. Watson is a native of West Texas. He is married to Annie Cass Watson. Together they have five children and five grandchildren. He received his B.A. (1987) and M.A. in Religion (1989) from Hardin-Simmons University and earned a PhD in Theology and Ethics from Baylor University (1996). Dr. Watson was ordained into the United Church of Christ in 1993 and has served congregations in Texas, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky. He has authored two books, including Big Jesus: A Pastor’s Struggle with Christology (2015) and An Undevotional: Jesus is Still Speaking Through the Gospel of Luke (2019).

Jennifer Jansen
Financial Manager


Jennifer has been employed with Immanuel since 2012.  She handles all the accounting and payroll responsibilities.  Jennifer is married to Greg and they have three children.  She enjoys sports and outdoor activities.

Debbie Bahr
Property Manager/Custodian


Debbie has worked at Immanuel UCC for over 20 years. She has been married to Denny for 38 years and has two sons, 2 beautiful daughter-in-laws and 5 wonderful grandchildren. Debbie enjoys fishing, gardening and spending time with her family!

Derick & Lynn Winterberg
iYouth Directors

Derick and Lynn were married at Immanuel in 2000 and have been members of the church for 20 years.  They have had two children, Sydney (14) and Brenton (10) and all are very involved with Immanuel and it’s youth.  Lynn and Derick have served in many capacities including Sunday School coordinators, teachers, VBS directors, puppet ministries and now look forward to helping lead our current and future youth into the next phase of their church lives.  They hope to help transition them into fully invested and productive members of the Immanuel family.