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As Custodians Doug and Ellen Carlstrom have been trying to clean the church since 1989 and they haven't finished yet.  They will continue to try to clean as long as there are doughnuts crumbs and glitter crafts.


Doug has also been the City Machanic for Wadena, since 1993.  He fixes everything from weed trimmers to Sewer Jetters and Fire Trucks to Police Cars.  He works independently most of the time, but does play nice with others.


Ellen has also been Immanuel's Wedding Coordinator since about 2007.  By the print date of this Bio that would be Roughly 32 Couples, 230 Attendances, 24 Ring Bearers/ Flower Girls, 3 Pastors, One Tornado & One Neighborhood sandbox on steroids (Construction of Sewer project in the summer of 2015).  It's an opportunity that gives her great satisfaction and a great big stomach ache (Who wants to be responsible for one of the BIGGEST days in a couples life!?).  Ellen has also worked in the WDC Elementary school in the Special Education Department, since 2000.


Doug & Ellen have 4 grown sons, 2 daughter-in-law and four grandchildren.  They have been residing in Wadena since 1979.

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