Staff

We’re here to serve you and to help you find opportunities to serve others.

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(Alphabetical by last name)

Father Pompeyo Tan has been pastor here since 2023. He was ordained in 1985. If you need a priest, do not hesitate to call Fr. Pompeyo.

Donald Emge, PhD currently serves as Director of Religious Education for St. Joseph Catholic Church. He coordinates the RCIA, small faith-sharing groups, and youth ministry. Don also works to coordinate the various parish outreach efforts. He and his wife Barbara have been married for 47 years, have four children and five grandchildren. Don holds a Master’s Degree in adult education and a Ph.D. in adult education.

Deacon Matt Fletcher is the husband to Marcella, the father of two, and the proud grandfather of 10 wonderful grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He joined the Church in 1984, completed his theological studies, and was ordained as Deacon on June 21, 2008. As Deacon, he performs several duties including ministering the Word, Sacrament, and Charity as well as supporting Father with evangelization and day-to-day functions of the parish. Deacon Matt proudly serves the religious needs of inmates of local jails and prisons through the parish prison ministries.

Jamie Hall is the office Pastoral Associate. She combines the roles of office manager and assistant to the pastor. She is your primary contact at St. Joseph’s, and is delighted to direct you to the resources that you need. She is a wife and Mom of two (soon, three) St. Joseph Catholic Academy students!

Cindy Reichert is the staff accountant.

Jenny Thornton is the initial contact and outreach to new members. She also focuses on the needs of current members. Jenny also connects parishioners to volunteer opportunities such as lectors, eucharistic ministers, PSR teachers, and heavenly dusters. Jenny also assists in the parish office with administrative duties as needed.

Brent Hendrix is the Building and Maintenance Manager.

A history of faith

Learn about the amazing history of this century-old parish and the impact it has had on the Ozarks.