Rev. Thomas Eggold
Senior Pastor - Emmanuel
Pastor Eggold shares that "I love our church family. Preaching to, teaching, and caring for the people of Emmanuel has been and continues to be a great blessing in my life".
Pastor Eggold was born in Littleton, Colorado, and raised in Springfield, Illinois. His family moved to Fort Wayne in 1983 when his father enrolled in Concordia Theological Seminary. After finishing high school in Clarinda, Iowa, in 1987, he enrolled at Concordia Teachers' College in Seward, Nebraska (now Concordia University Nebraska), and graduated in 1992 after majoring in secondary education with a concentration in English and speech/drama. He then received a call from Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne where he served as an English teacher, soccer coach, and drama director from 1992-1996.
In 1996, he received a call from Emmanuel to serve as Director of Youth and Family Ministry, a position that he held until 2003 when he was ordained into the pastoral office.
Pastor Eggold is married his wife Sonya in 1992, and the Lord has blessed them with daughters and their husbands, Ella and Brendan, Madalene and John and a grandson, Joshua.