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. 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 in Seward, Nebraska, earning a B.S. in Elementary Education & Director of Christian Education in 1998.
Jason and his Lutheran School Teacher wife, Lyla, have been married since 1994, serving the Lord together in several Missouri congregations and schools before coming back “home” to Joplin in 2008. The Glaskeys have two children, Samuel and Hannah, who have attended Immanuel’s own Martin Luther School from preschool through 8th grade.
Jason enjoys working with Immanuel’s K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry, and serving the Missouri District-LCMS in various ways, including being the chairperson for the state-wide Junior High Retreats for more than 15 years. Jason is crazy about the Kansas City Chiefs football team and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.