Elders

  • Joshua Hedger

    Pastor of Teaching & Vision

    Joshua is one of the foundig pastors of Emmaus Church and serves as 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,  Lead pastor at Freshwater Church in Bolivar, Mo, and 2nd Vice President of the Missouri Baptist Convention. Joshua has spent extensive time as a missionary in West Africa.  . 

  • 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 an M.Div from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology. Sam has been married to Shannon for five years and they have two sons - Jonah and Henry.  

Staff


  • Ben Klar

    Family Equipping

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  • Tabitha rainwater

    Kids

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  • Jon Woods

    Music Leader

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  • Kyler Keith

    Hospitality

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  • Jamie Chaplin

    Communications

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  • Jake Rainwater

    Membership

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  • Shawn cantrell

    Production

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  • Ruthie Cantrell

    Volunteers and Events

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  • Michael Kinion

    facilities & Safety

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  • Adam Sanders

    Men's Discipleship

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  • Glen Higgins

    Church Planter - Seattle, Wa

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