Rev. Joel R. Baseley, Pastor

Pastor Baseley was born and raised in West Allis, WI. He has degrees in education (B.A.), Chemistry (M.S.) and Theology (M.Div.) and served a parish in upstate New York before serving as Associate Pastor at Emmanuel in 1994. He has served as Administrative Pastor since 2012. He has self published about 20 books including translations from the German Theologians as well as original books in theology available from his website, Mark V Publications.

Rev. Paul Wolff, Assistant Pastor

Mr. Jacob B. Weber, Kantor

Kantor Weber has served Emmanuel as parish musician since 2010. Throughout the week he fulfills worship planning, teaching, and organ responsibilities. In addition, he directs numerous adult and children’s ensembles, including the choir, handbells, and brass.

His educational background includes earning a BA in church music from Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minnesota and the master of church music from Concordia University Wisconsin. Among his numerous organ instructors, Dr. John Behnke and Dr. Michael Burkhardt have been his teachers at the graduate level.

As a composer, he is often sought after for commissions, as a clinician for workshops and conferences, and as a recitalist and hymn festival leader. His growing catalog of compositions for organ, choir, instrumentalists, and handbell ensembles are available from Concordia Publishing House, Augsburg Fortress, Northwestern Publishing House, St. James Music Press, Choristers Guild, and GIA Publications. His full catalog of publications may be found at

Jacob and his wife, Rachael, reside in Dearborn, Michigan with their daughter Elizabeth. Together they authored and composed a resource for children entitled “Songs of the Church Year,” a songbook and CD published by Concordia Publishing House that is designed to teach children the concepts of the church year through music.

Mrs. Sheryl Schultz, Secretary

I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Pastor Rod Schultz (Our Redeemer, Dearborn) for 31+ years. We have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Joshua & Amy (Claire, Micah, Anna, & Lucy),  Erik & Sarah (Madelyn & Olivia), Justin, and Sadie I graduated from Lansing Community College in 1986 with an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences. I was a licensed Dental Assistant in the State of Michigan. I “retired” from that vocation in 1989 to be a full time wife and mother. Since that time I have volunteered at the Lutheran school my children attended in the library and classrooms as well as coaching community and high school girls soccer. I wholeheartedly enjoy serving the family of believers at Emmanuel in the capacity of Church secretary and feel very blessed to be in this place.