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(Alphabetical by last name)
Father Karl Barmann, OSB, has been pastor since 2018. He is a retired Air Force chaplain and has been a Benedictine priest for 57 years. He publishes a weekly “Pastor’s Reflection” in the news section. If you need a priest, do not hesitate to call Fr. Karl.
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.
Becky Sleeth combines the traditional roles of receptionist, secretary, and personal assistant to the pastor. Becky is also the initial point of contact for our neighbors who are facing financial crises and who turn to the church for assistance.
Cindy Reichert, 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.
A history of faith
Learn about the amazing history of this century-old parish and the impact it has had on the Ozarks.