Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Leaders Serving Immanuel

Get to know those who lead at Immanuel, including our ministry staff, elders, officers, support staff and volunteers.

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Pastor

Gregory Mech

Immanuel Lutheran Church welcomed Rev. Greg Mech to be its pastor in 2009. Gregory Mech grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, attending Lutheran Schools all of his life. After completing his B.S. in Secondary Education in 1975 (Concordia-Seward), he became an English teacher at Baltimore Lutheran High School. In 1986, Mech earned his Master of Divinity degree at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. This allowed him to serve as pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Chicago, to become chaplain and…
DCE – Youth & Family Ministry

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 in the Fall of 1992. He 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…
School Principal

Jeremy Schamber

Mr. Jeremy Schamber is our school principal, and has been on the staff at Martin Luther School since 2010. Mr. Schamber is a pastor’s kid who graduated from Monroe City High School in Northeast Missouri. He attended Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, earning a B.S. degree in Elementary Education/Special Education in 1997, and later completed his Masters Degree in Elementary School Administration in 2015. Jeremy Schamber’s wife, Mrs. Kelli Schamber, is a preschool teacher at MLS. The Schambers were married…
Church Secretary / Office Manager

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,…