Pastor Larry Jones
Larry grew up in the Panama Canal Zone and went to college and seminary at Columbia International University in South Carolina. He served in several churches in the south before moving to Marshfield in 1999. He is happily married to his college sweetheart, Lynda, and they have two adult children and two adorable grandchildren. Larry enjoys being outdoors, whether it’s jogging, biking, or paddling on a beautiful lake. He also enjoys reading and hanging out with the great people at Emmanuel.
Pastor Jeff Roth
Jeff Roth is Associate Pastor for Young People & Families at Emmanuel. Jeff has responsibility for providing a vision and coaching leaders in the youth and children’s ministries at Emmanuel. He also leads the church’s ministry to parents and outreach to young families in the Hermann community.
Jeff earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis in 2010 and a Bachelors degree in History from Truman State University in Kirksville in 2006. He grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He has a wide variety of ministry experience, including leading worship, teaching Sunday School, tutoring inner city children, and serving as a retirement home chaplain. Jeff enjoys running, biking, following the Cardinals and hanging around young people. He plays the drums and guitar.
Jeff is married to Allison, and together they have a daughter, Evie, and a son, Owen. Allison is originally from Kirksville, Missouri, and before coming to Hermann taught sixth grade at a private Christian school in the St Louis area.