Nathan Oates

Nathan Oates

Lead Pastor

Nathan is committed to the restoration of the local church. With his family and a few good friends, he started Emmaus in 2005. Nathan’s formal education focused on the history and practice of spiritual formation. With 20 years of pastoral experience, he leads and teaches toward practical, meaningful transformation.

Rich Lester

Rich Lester

Executive Pastor/Director

Rich is passionate about God's Kingdom, his family, the art of leadership, and keeping fit. Rich shepherds Emmaus by providing organizational leadership and running the day-to-day operations of the church's ministries. Previously, Rich served as a missionary in Ethiopia with his family, has now been in ministry for more than a decade, and holds a Masters Degree in Leadership.

Angela Henning

Angela Henning

Associate Pastor

Angela is captivated by stories. The stories that she loves the most involve the restoration of people's lives. Angela's formal education includes a Master's degree in literature. She teaches at a local college and is enrolled in a course of study to become a minister in the Church of the Nazarene.

Anglin Baker

Anglin Baker

The Foundry Director

Anglin is passionate about connecting with others, especially with those in the local community. He has served in ministry for over 10 years and has a soft spot for young people and their development. Anglin serves as the Director of The Foundry where he witnesses the transformation of Lincoln’s junior high and high school students.

Melissa Lester

Melissa Lester

Worship Director

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