Pastor Eddie Hosch

​Pastor Hosch graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2011.  He served at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Snellman, MN and Faith Lutheran Church in Churubusco, IN and was a Missionary to Lima, Peru prior to being called to Messiah Lutheran Church in 2018.  

Pastor is married to Melissa and they have celebrated 16 years of marriage.  They  have been blessed with two children Lexi (15) and Joe (12) and two four legged children named Cusco and Pepper.

Elaine Whiteneck, MCE

​Elaine graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma with a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry and Psychology in 1977 and received her DCE Certification from Concordia College in 1981.  Elaine served her internship and was placed at St. John Lutheran Church in Ellinwood for 17 years prior to being called to serve as MCE of Messiah in 1999.  


Her responsibilities include education and youth ministry. 

Denise Hanson, Office Manager
Matt Esau, Director of Music
Candace Brecht, Church Custodian

Messiah Lutheran Church

1101 Neosho St

Emporia, KS 66801




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