People Profiles, Staff and Leaders

People Profiles, Staff and Leaders

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Leaders Serving Immanuel

Get to know those who lead at Immanuel, including our ministry staff, elders, officers, support staff and volunteers. Click a people profile, and learn more about those who called to serve in this place.

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Chris Ramstad

Immanuel Lutheran Church welcomes Rev. Christopher Ramstad as our new Pastor! (Installation Service on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 4:00 pm — All are welcome!) Pastor Chris comes to us from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Columbus, Nebraska, where he has served as Associate Pastor for the past five years. He is a 2018 graduate of Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis with a Master of Divinity degree. Before becoming a pastor, Chris Ramstad and his then soon-to-be-wife Mollie (Hanlin) graduated in…

Mollie Ramstad

Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School thank God for our new interim principal, Mrs. Mollie Ramstad, who will be finishing the school year for Dr. Glenn Coltharp. Stepping down for medical reasons, “Dr. C” has guided our school faithfully. Mrs. Ramstad is working closely with Dr. Coltharp as her tenure begins, and the transition is going smoothly. Finishing her School Administration Master’s Degree in May of 2024, Mrs. Ramstad has several years of experience as a teacher in a…

Jason Glaskey

Jason Glaskey has been serving Immanuel as Minister to Youth & Families since 2008. Born and raised in the Southeast Missouri town of Ironton, he started his college career at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, Missouri. Jason quickly found himself attending church at Immanuel-Joplin, then helping with Youth Ministry, Sunday School, and singing in the choir. Discovering God’s Calling to become a Director of Christian Education and Lutheran Teacher, Jason transferred to Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, earning a…

Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson has been serving God in our church office since 1984! Originally from Lowell, Indiana, she has called Joplin and Immanuel Lutheran Church home for most of her life. Besides being responsible for all of Immanuel’s print publications and being the friendly voice you hear on the phone, Kimberly oversees much of the day-to-day operation of the church office. A great source of pride for Kimberly is her daughter, Maddy, who is a dentist in Hawaii. (Needless to say,…

Ron Repplinger

Ron Repplinger is our Head Elder. Mr. Repplinger is a multi-generation member of Immanuel and a life-long Joplin resident who remembers fondly the “old church” at 9th and Moffet near downtown Joplin. Ron and his wife Carole have served Immanuel together in a variety of ways over the years. He is retired from a 43 year career at Eagle-Picher Industries, and now enjoys playing a lot more golf, spending time fishing, and enjoying his grandchildren.

Perry Davis

Perry Davis is Immanuel’s Congregation President. Raised in Purdy, Missouri, Perry is an active alumni of Missouri Southern State University. He and his wife Kimberly are long-time residents of Joplin and decades-long members of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School. Now retired, Perry served for many years as an executive at Leggett & Platt. He and Kim raised four children, and praise God for a growing number of grandchildren. Serving as an elder and volunteering in a variety of…