Our mission is to alleviate the effects of poverty, hunger, homelessness, and addiction by providing community-based social services to those in need.

About ICS


Immanuel Community Services (ICS) provides assistance to individuals in the Cascade Neighborhood and greater Seattle area. ICS operates four programs: a Food Bank, a Community Lunch, a Hygiene Center, and a residential Recovery Program. Through all our programs, we strive to build relationships and be a place where people can become connected and involved. We work together, side-by-side, to maintain dignity, rekindle hope, and create a community of belonging.

ICS has much to be thankful for. We are grateful for the support we have received from Immanuel Lutheran Church, as well as individuals and agencies within the community. We hope you will journey with us as we work in partnership to nurture community in this vibrant neighborhood.


Board of Directors




Kevin Johnsen, President
Jewell Tice, Vice President
Noelle Smithhart, Secretary
Addison Smith, Treasurer

Members at Large


Paul Ehrlich
Diakonda Gurning
Jonathon Nichols
Siri Quigley
Anders Thomas
Wayne Hillard, Past President
Pastor Priscilla Paris-Austin, Ex Officio Member and Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church

Immanuel Community Services Staff


Kiser, Interim Executive Director
Shawna McMahon, Program Director
Terrence Lewis, Recovery Program Coordinator
Casey Hobbs, Food Bank Coordinator
Dave Saluskin, Hygiene Center Coordinator
Michael Disney, Grocery Rescue
Janet Watness, Community Lunch Coordinator
Jameson Jones, Development & Communications Associate
Ann Adam, Bookkeeper