• Tyler Greene

    Pastor of Teaching and Liturgy

    Tyler has been serving the church in vocational ministry since 2012. He and his family moved to Kansas City from Southwest Missouri to join Emmaus at the start of 2022. He serves as the church's Pastor of Liturgy and Teaching. Tyler has been married to Erin since 2009 and together they have four kids. He is also a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, single-origin coffee, and a good hang.

  • Matthew Barrett

    Pastor of teaching and Theology

    Matthew is an Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is the Executive Editor of Credo Magazine. 

    Matthew and his family have been members at Emmaus Church since 2018. 

    He serves as a Community Group leader and an Emmaus Kids teacher, as well as providing numerous theological resources for the people of Emmaus. 

    Matthew is married to Elizabeth and they have 4 children. 

    He is also the author of a number of books, including; Simply Trinity, Salvation by Grace, 40 Questions About Salvation, and None Greater. 
    In addition, Matthew has a good taste in shoes and likes Hawaiian shirts. 

  • Ben Klar

    Pastor of Groups

    Ben serves Emmaus as a lay elder and the Pastor of Groups.
    He has been married to Kayla since 2007 and they have two children. 

    Ben works for a local Kansas City software company and has completed the Emmaus Pastoral Residency. Before coming to Emmaus, Ben pastored for five years at a small church near Dallas. He enjoys camping, road trips, relaxing on the front porch, and tinkering with all things mechanical.

  • Patrick Schreiner
    Pastor of Teaching and Family Ministry

    Patrick serves Emmaus as a lay elder and the Pastor of Family Ministry. 

    He has been married to Hannah since 2008 and they have four children. 

    Previously Patrick pastored in Portland, Oregon for five years and he now teaches New Testament and Biblical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
    He enjoys reading, writing, nature, the mountains, the Vikings/Chiefs, the Royals, a good local restaurant, avoids places like Applebees and Cracker Barrel like the plague, and is mediocre at most any sport.

  • Joseph Lanier

    Pastor of Care and Training, Director of Emmaus Institute

    Joseph serves Emmaus as a lay elder and the Director of the Emmaus Institute, a theological and spiritual training program for Emmaus members. 
    Joseph and his wife, Kristen, have been married since 2016 and have two children, Ingrid and Titus. He is a Ph.D. student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a graduate of the Emmaus Pastoral Residency.
    He enjoys reading, Kansas basketball, walks with family, and all things fly-fishing. 
    Don't drink bad coffee around him. 


  • Tabitha rainwater

    Kids Director

  • Ashlyn Stone

    Kids Manager

  • Matt and Emily Tippin

    Hospitality DirectorS

  • Shawn Cantrell

    Production Director

  • Caleb Hume

    Communications Director

  • Ruthie Cantrell

    Volunteer and Events Manager

  • Hannah Schreiner

    Women's Director