St. James Lutheran Church & School has been a part of the Quincy community since 1851. Convinced that we do not live on bread alone but on every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God, from the year of its founding, St. James has had a grade school. The mission for both our Church & School is, “Seeing Jesus and Causing Him to be Seen” He (Jesus) must increase and we must decrease. (John 3:30) We’d love to have you join us as we “Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). Jesus is the one who gives us life in all of its fullness (John 10:10). It doesn’t get any better than that.

Rev. Matt Riley


I started serving at St. James Lutheran Church and School in July 2022.  My wife, Jenn, and three kids, Kati, Elli, and Nate, are excited to be a part of St. James as well.  Before my studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis I served in various roles in Indiana, South Dakota, and Missouri including Lutheran school principal, classroom teacher, and NLOMA camp program director.

"Give thanks to the Lord for He is the God of the Lord of lords, for His steadfast love endures forever." Psalm 136:1-3

Pastor Riley

Rev. Marlin Rempfer

Pastor Emeritus for Visitation

Pastor Rempfer helps with shut-in visits, hospital visits, and preaching as needed.  He has been an amazing servant leader at St. James for over 25 years.  




Pastor Rempfer

Devyn Budde

Business Administrator

Devyn began serving as Business Administrator in March 2024.  We are excited to have her serving in this role that serves both church and school.

Her email is




Cindy Rossiter

CHURCH Secretary

Cindy began serving as Church Secretary here at St. James in March 2023. 

Cindy takes care of preparing worship materials each week, coordinating communications and schedules, and so much more!

Her email address is


Dan Johnson

DCE (Director of Christian Education) Intern

Dan began serving as our DCE intern on July 1.  He will intern with St. James for one year as he finishes his studies to be a called DCE in the LCMS.