A Parish of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Ridgewood, Queens
The Reverend John Anwyl Stoudt has led Emmaus since 1995. He received his education at Susquehanna University (B.A. in Classics), Fordham University (M.A. in Classics) and Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary-St. Catharines (M.Div.). Before coming to Emmaus he was the pastor of Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church in Croydon, Pennsylvania, and taught theology and history at Our Saviour Lutheran High School in the Bronx. He has served the Synod’s Atlantic District as Visitor of the Lower Manhattan/Western Queens Circuit, chaplain to the district pastoral conference, and vacancy pastor. His late wife, Faith (nee McElvain), taught in Lutheran parochial schools for 42 years.