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. Previously, she taught college for 10 years. She recently finished her course of study for ordination to become a minister in the Church of the Nazarene.

Melissa Lester

Melissa Lester

Worship Director

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