Pastor Mark has been pastor at Emmanuel since 1985 - before it was called Emmanuel!  He graduated from Greenville University in 1982 and Asbury Theological Seminary in 1985.  He and His wife Kathy have four children - Lydia (married to Josh), Nathan (married to Analee), Matthew and Daton, as well as 1 grandchild (Faye)


Pat Heston joined Emmanuel as pastor of spiritual formation in June of 2013.  He is a graduate of Lincoln Christian University (1972) with graduate work at both Lincoln Christian Seminary and Greenville University.  Pat and his wife Connie have three children: Ryan, Shannon (married to Sarah) and Lindsay (married to Ben), as well as seven grandchildren (Taylor, Caden, Elias, Ember, Carter, Amalia and Eleanor).


Pastor Chris came to Emmanuel in July of 2017 to serve as the Pastor of Family Life having served the previous 16 years at Free Methodist educational institutions, Greenville University and Central Christian College of Kansas.  A native of Bethany, IL, Pastor Chris has a B.S. in Youth Ministry from Greenville University and an M.Ed. in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University.  Pastor Chris, and his wife Leah, have three children (Sawyer, Lucy and Madelyn).


Leah is a 1998 graduate of Cornerstone University and received a Master's in Educational Ministry from Huntington University in 2003.  She previously served for 9 years in Christian Higher Education, including two Free Methodist colleges (Greenville and Central).  Leah served for 3 years as the Director of Early Childhood Ministry at the McPherson Free Methodist Church, in McPherson, KS.  

Leah coordinates our Godly Play ministry during 2nd service as well as our Connect Kids ministry on Sunday nights.

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