Elders

  • Joshua Hedger

    Pastor of Teaching & Vision

    Joshua is one of the foundig pastors of Emmaus Church. He is the Pastor of Teaching and Vision. He holds degrees from Southwest Baptist University (B.A.) and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A.) He has been married to Tish since 2005 and they have two children (an adopted teen daughter and a biological toddler son). Joshua has previously served as Director of Church Planting at Midwestern Seminary and Lead pastor at Freshwater Church in Bolivar, Mo. 

  • Ronni Kurtz

    Pastor of teaching & equipping

    Ronni is one of the founding pastors of Emmaus Church. He is the Pastor of Teaching and Equipping. He holds degrees from Southwest Baptist University (B.A. in Biblical Studies) and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Midwestern Seminary. He and his wife, Kristen, have been married for four years. 

  • Sam Parkison

    Pastor of Teaching & Liturgy

    Sam is the Pastor of Teaching and Liturgy at Emmaus Church. He holds degrees from Calvary Bible College (B.S. in Biblical Studies) and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Theology from Midwestern Seminary. Sam has been married to Shannon for five years and they have two sons - Jonah (1) and the other is expected soon! 

Staff


  • Ben Klar

    Family Equipping

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  • Tabitha rainwater

    Kids

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  • Brandon Smart

    Community Groups

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  • Jake Rainwater

    Membership

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  • Jamie Chaplin

    Communications

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  • Ruthie Cantrell

    Volunteers and Events

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  • Shawn cantrell

    Production

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  • Michael Kinion

    facilities & Safety

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  • Adam Sanders

    Men's Discipleship

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  • Tish Hedger

    Women's Discipleship

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  • Glen Higgins

    Church Planter - Pacific NW

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  • Kyler Keith

    Hospitality

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