Leadership at Emmaus
President Kay Heilman
Kay Heilman is President for Emmaus. She was raised at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Pastor Bertram. When Kay was confirmed, they were holding services in Monac School and their Walther League youth were very proud to clear the underbrush and prepare the lot for the church building which now stands at Laskey & Clover in West Toledo.
After 30+ years in the health care industry, Kay retired in 2007. Later that year, she accepted the position as Administrator for Emmaus, retiring again after 2-1/2 years. She enjoys being active in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and singing in the choir.
Kay has been married to Don for 46 years and they have a grown son and daughter. Their daughter and son-in-law, who live in Missouri, have blessed them with two boys. Their son, Rev. Jeremy Heilman, is an LCMS pastor at Trinity Lutheran, Genoa, Illinois. He had the good sense to marry a Wauseon girl, the former Heather Miller, and they added to the grandchild pool with two boys and two girls.
Treasurer Mark Schlueter
Mark Schlueter currently serves Emmaus as Treasurer of the congregation. Mark fills many servant roles here at Emmaus. On Sunday mornings you may find him manning the sound booth to make sure the services flow smoothly. He is also johnny-on-the-spot whenever the computer system hits a bump in the road.
Mark grew up in the Lutheran church at St. James, Burlington with his mom and dad, Richard and Dianne, brothers Tim and Joe, and sister Rebecca. He is married to Chris Cain Schlueter and they have a son and daughter.
When Mark is not at Emmaus, you can usually find him fishing or sailing. He is also a licensed amateur radio operator.
Administrator Tricia Zesing
Tricia Zesing is our Administrator / Assistant Treasurer. Tricia had experience as office manager at a family-owned business, where she had responsibility for all financial and secretarial work for 16-1/2 years until the business closed. She has volunteered as Treasurer of a church and has experience with accounts payable, payroll, and tax preparation. She was employed as a church secretary responsible for production of weekly bulletins and monthly newsletter and other secretarial function. Tricia has an Associates degree in Accounting from Northwest State.
She is married and has 3 children and lives in Archbold.