Caitlin Shuda

Director of Contemporary Music

I grew up in Wisconsin Rapids and at Immanuel, and I’m excited to share my love of music and worship with my extended church family here. Music has always been a big part of my life. I started playing piano when I was 4, transitioned to cello at 10, joined Gospel Choir in college at UW-Eau Claire, and taught myself guitar and ukulele since graduating and returning to Wisconsin Rapids. I am blessed to use the talents God gave me in ministry at Immanuel.

When I had surgery and radiation treatments several years ago, this congregation gave me so much support, love and prayers, and I am happy to be able to return some of that support and love through my role here.

When I feel my hope about to break
I will cling to Your unchanging grace
Let the waters come and the earth give way
I’ll be dancing in the rain!
My feet are on the rock

“My Feet Are on the Rock” by I Am They

If you had only one sense (smell, touch, taste, etc.) which would you want? Why?

If I had only one sense, I would pick hearing. I love listening to music and worship, and I love hearing other people share their stories.

Hometown: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Bachelor’s Degree: Public Relations, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire