Rev. Paul Meinke
LEAD PASTOR

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Pastor Paul joined the staff at Emporia First church in November of 2019. Paul is a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University and received his BS in Education and a Masters Degree in education. Before coming to Emporia-Paul served at College Church of the Nazarene for 10 years as the Recreation Director and at Wichita First Church of the Nazarene as the kid's Pastor for 6 years. Paul enjoys spending time with his family and smoking meats... sometimes he shares with others!! Pastor is married to Angie and has two kiddos - Mya and Jackson 

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Rev. Luis Juarez
PASTOR HISPANO

El Pastor Luis lleva 22 años sirviendo en el ministerio pastoral.  Graduado en Ministerio del Seminario Nazareno de Guatemala y acreditado Maestro en Educación Teologíca. Luis y su familia se unieron a la primera Iglesia Del Nazareno en Emporia, Kansas en el año 2008. El comenzo el ministerio hispano y a estado trabajando en conjunto con la congregación inglesa para engrandecer el reino de Dios. Antes de venir a Emporia sirvio como pastor y superentindente distrital durante 10 años en Guatemala, Su tierra natal.

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Dylan Kitchell
YOUTH/WORSHIP PASTOR

Pastor Dylan comes to us from Big Sky Country in Montana. He and his wife Taylor both work in the Emporia School District.
Dylan works with our Anchor Youth Group and is focusing on building relationships with our students as we continue to be disciples that are making more disciples.  OH! And he will have a bunch of fun doing it!! God is going to do great things through the ministry of Pastor Dylan and Taylor! The Kitchell's live here in Emporia and they have a son, Zeke.

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Terry Weems
OFFICE ASSISTANT

Terry has been working as the office assistant for 6 years!  She is the voice of Emporia First Church of the Nazarene and if you contact the church you will hear her friendly voice on the other end.  Terry is a wonderful servant to the church and loves engaging in all the activities of the church.  Terry lives in
Emporia with her husband, Everett.