About Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Hastings was founded in 1863. Hastings was then a village of less than 1,500. It was the third year of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln was president. The telegraph and telephone as well as electricity were refinements for the future.


Today, Emmanuel Church continues to serve the Barry County area. We welcome you to worship with us.


We are a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. Emmanuel Church is part of the Episcipal Church in the United States. Together, we are members of the worldwide Anglican Communion, the third largest Christian communion on earth with about 80 million active members.


The Rev. Linnea Stifler, Rector


Patsy Auer, Parish Administrator



Mark Doster, Music Director



Emmanuel Leadership


Sr. Warden - Shannon Nagy

Jr. Warden - Robert Schirmer

Youth Rep. - Sydney Pattok

Keith Beebe

Tam Benjamin



Dennis Mapes - Treasurer


Gary Platte - Bookkeeper




Saturday morning Community Breakfast volunteers prepare on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. and participate on Saturday morning in shifts from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.