Staff

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Very Rev. Shoby M. Chettiyath is our Parochial Administrator, shared with St. Francis of Assisi parish in Nixa. Originally from India, Father Shoby, as he is known, did pastoral ministry in India and Brazil before immigrating to the United States in 2011 when he joined the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. In addition to being assigned to our parish he is also the Vicar General of the Diocese. You can reach out to Fr. Shoby at frshoby@dioscg.org.

Fr. Pompeyo Tan serves as Parochial Vicar for our parish. He was ordained in 1985. Born in the Philippines, Father spent nine years as a pastor in Australia before coming to America in 2022. He spent just under a year as an associate pastor at Holy Trinity Parish, before being appointed to St. Joseph’s in 2023. You can reach out to Fr. Pompeyo at fatherpompeyo@stjosephspmo.org.

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. Questions about becoming Catholic, baptisms and other diversions? Reach out to Don at donemge@stjosephspmo.org.

Deacon Matt Fletcher (retired) 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. Although Deacon Matt has retired from the majority of his pastoral duties, he still proudly serves the religious needs of inmates of local jails and prisons through the parish prison ministries, bereavement ministry and visits to the homebound.

Jamie Hall is the office Pastoral Associate. She is a wife and Mom of three, including two (soon, three) St. Joseph Catholic Academy students. She combines the roles of office manager and assistant to the pastor. Amongst other things, she maintains the record of Mass Intentions; she maintains our social media and website; and she does print work (including programs for St. Joseph events). She is your contact for weddings and funerals, and location rentals. Reach out to her at jamiehall@stjosephspmo.org.

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. Jenny can be contacted at jennythornton@stjosephspmo.org.

Brent Hendrix is the Building and Maintenance Manager. Brent coordinates parish work days and sees that everything around the church campus is in working order.

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A history of faith

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