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Tom Nelson
Tom Nelson
Pastoral Leadership

Tom Nelson

Senior Pastor

Tom earned a Masters of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Trinity International University. He is the author of Five Smooth Stones: Discovering…

Kevin Harlan
Kevin Harlan
Pastoral Leadership

Kevin Harlan

Senior Pastor - Congregational Development

Kevin Harlan has served the Christ Community pastoral team since 2002, and he and his bride, Sharon, have been involved in many leadership capacities at Christ Community since January of…

Mark Askins
Mark Askins
Pastoral Leadership

Mark Askins

Senior Executive Pastor

Mark and his family moved to the Kansas City area in 1996 and started attending Christ Community very soon thereafter. Little did he know that he would one day serve on…

Jeanette Thomas
Jeanette Thomas
Multisite, Pastoral Leadership

Jeanette Thomas

Pastor of Extension Ministries - Multisite

Jeanette grew up a Kansas farm kid and still smiles at the memory of kitties & mamma’s makeup sharing space in her first purse. Years later, make-up is a drudge…

Gabe Coyle
Gabe Coyle
Downtown, Pastoral Leadership

Gabe Coyle

Campus Pastor - Downtown

After receiving his Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Gabe’s passion for the gospel in transforming and developing whole communities gracefully collided with his passion for the arts…

Ryan Hiser
Ryan Hiser
Downtown

Ryan Hiser

Corporate Worship Leader - Downtown Campus

After a decade of songwriting and performing in the local music scene, Ryan discovered a passion for leading corporate worship and joined the staff at Christ Community Downtown Campus in…

Bill Gorman
Bill Gorman
Brookside, Pastoral Leadership

Bill Gorman

Campus Pastor - Brookside

Bill began attending Christ Community as a freshman in college. After graduating with a BA in Advanced Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages from Calvary Bible College, he completed a Masters…

Michael Roop
Michael Roop
Downtown

Michael Roop

Associate Pastor - Downtown Campus

Mike was born and raised in the Chicago area. After receiving affirmation of a call to pastoral ministry, he transferred to Bethel University (St. Paul, MN), where he finished his…

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Leawood, Pastoral Leadership

Andrew Jones

Campus Pastor - Leawood

Andrew was raised in the Los Angeles area of southern California before going away to college in Indiana (it was too warm in California for him). After graduating, he went…

Alan Mercer
Alan Mercer
Leawood

Alan Mercer

Executive Pastor - Leawood Campus

After 22 years in middle school ministry and leading Student Ministries teams, Alan transitioned to his current role in January 2012. He now focuses on the “big picture” of the…

Reid Kapple
Reid Kapple
Olathe

Reid Kapple

Associate Pastor - Olathe Campus

Reid has served on staff at Christ Community since 2008. He is married to his best friend, Megan, and they have the joy of being the parents of Lula, Jane, and Pearl. Reid…

Nathan Miller
Nathan Miller
Olathe, Pastoral Leadership

Nathan Miller

Campus Pastor - Olathe

Nathan has been a pastor since 2005, when he started at Christ Community as one of our Pastoral Fellows, shortly after receiving his Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity…

Patrick Largen
Patrick Largen
Olathe

Patrick Largen

Executive Pastor - Olathe Campus

A Kansas native, Patrick has served on the Christ Community pastoral team since 2008. He serves as Executive Pastor at our Olathe Campus and leads corporate worship as well. He…

Tim Spanburg
Tim Spanburg
Pastoral Leadership, Shawnee

Tim Spanburg

Campus Pastor - Shawnee

Tim began serving at Christ Community in June 2013 after graduating from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before and during seminary, Tim has served on staff at churches in about any…

Gretchen Barlows
Gretchen Barlows
Leawood

Gretchen Barlows

Children's Ministries Coordinator - Leawood Campus

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2207 EMAIL: gretchenb@christcommunitykc.org

Dala Bebee
Dala Bebee
Multisite

Dala Bebee

Accounting Assistant - Multisite

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2107 EMAIL: dalab@christcommunitykc.org

Randy Bonifield
Randy Bonifield
Leawood

Randy Bonifield

Pastor of Corporate Worship - Leawood Campus

A local boy (Shawnee Mission South grad, loyal Royals fan), Randy came to Christ Community in 2003 following several years as a touring musician and service with The Salvation Army,…

Paul Brandes
Paul Brandes
Brookside

Paul Brandes

Associate Pastor - Brookside Campus

Paul and his wife Ashley are thrilled to be at Christ Community. Paul grew up in a northern suburb of Chicago, while Ashley grew up in central Kansas. The two…

John Brewer
John Brewer
Brookside

John Brewer

Pastor of Corporate Worship - Brookside Campus

John Brewer grew up in the Brookside area. After attending Rockhurst High School, he completed his Bachelors at Loyola University and his Masters at the University of New Orleans -…

Tyler Chernesky
Tyler Chernesky
Downtown

Tyler Chernesky

Tyler has always had a vivid imagination. As a child, he crafted his own stories and worlds. As a student, his imagination found outlets in plays and musicals. And as…

Andrew Campbell
Andrew Campbell
Shawnee

Andrew Campbell

Associate Pastor - Shawnee Campus

Andrew is excited to be back to serve at Christ Community, where he and his wife, Bethany, attended for two years before moving to Chicago for seminary. He and Bethany…

Beth Ciani
Beth Ciani
Multisite

Beth Ciani

Site Operations Manager - Multisite

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2115 EMAIL: bethc@christcommunitykc.org

Kenny Clewett
Kenny Clewett
Leawood

Kenny Clewett

Associate Pastor - Leawood Campus

Kenny grew up in Spain in a missionary family. After graduating from the University of Alcalá de Henares, Kenny worked in the citizen sector, eventually founding an organization that supports…

Leslie Crane
Leslie Crane
Multisite

Leslie Crane

Facilities Coordinator - Multisite

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2118 EMAIL: lesliec@christcommunitykc.org

Esther Decker
Esther Decker
Multisite

Esther Decker

Director of Human Resources - Multisite

Prior to coming on staff at Christ Community in 1999, Esther spent 15 years in the HR and Finance Department of The Salvation Army in Kansas City. In earlier years,…

Lori Disney
Lori Disney
Multisite

Lori Disney

Extension Ministries Coordinator - Multisite

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2114 EMAIL: lorid@christcommunitykc.org

Anthony Emerson
Anthony Emerson
Brookside

Anthony Emerson

Associate Pastor - Brookside Campus

Both Anthony and his wife Melissa hail from Houston and come to Christ Community with M.Div. degrees from the Chicagoland area. Having just finished at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Anthony…

Dawn Heckert
Dawn Heckert
Leawood

Dawn Heckert

Pastor of Children's Ministries - Leawood Campus

Dawn Heckert has been working with children and families in Johnson County for over the last 17 years and is thrilled to now be a part of the Christ Community…

Jason Heppner
Jason Heppner
Leawood

Jason Heppner

Pastor of High School Ministries - Leawood Campus

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2224 EMAIL: jasonh@christcommunitykc.org

Deborah Hiser
Deborah Hiser
Leawood

Deborah Hiser

Director of Women's Ministries - Leawood Campus

Deborah joined the staff of Christ Community in 2010, but she and her family have had the privilege of calling Christ Community their church home since 1999. Deborah loves bringing…

Dave Homer
Dave Homer
Multisite

Dave Homer

Director of Finance & Administration - Multisite

Dave is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Public Accountant and worked 22 years of his career with Sprint/Embarq. He has served various churches in various capacities, including…

Jennifer Kailus
Jennifer Kailus
Leawood

Jennifer Kailus

Ministry Assistant - Hospitality & Adult Formation - Leawood Campus

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2220 EMAIL: reception@christcommunitykc.org

Jason Krogmann
Jason Krogmann
Multisite

Jason Krogmann

Director of Media and Technology - Multisite

Jason and his family live in Olathe and have been part of Christ Community since 1998. Before joining the staff in 2007, he worked in various IT roles at Gateway,…

Jennifer Krogmann
Jennifer Krogmann
Olathe

Jennifer Krogmann

Pastor of Children's Ministries - Olathe Campus

Jennifer has been on staff at Christ Community since 2007, but she and her family have been a part of Christ Community since 1998. Before ministering to children in our…

Emily Lorg
Emily Lorg
Multisite

Emily Lorg

Finance Assistant - Multisite

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2105 EMAIL: emilyl@christcommunitykc.org

Gerald Lee
Gerald Lee
Multisite

Gerald Lee

Facilities Custodial Supervisor - Multisite

TEL: 913.685.1161 EMAIL: gerryl@christcommunitykc.org

Jeannie Lucas
Jeannie Lucas
Multisite

Jeannie Lucas

Director of Communications - Multisite

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2127 EMAIL: jeanniel@christcommunitykc.org

Haley Majernik
Haley Majernik
Olathe

Haley Majernik

Children's Ministries Assistant - Olathe Campus

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2309 EMAIL: haleym@christcommunitykc.org

Kelly Miller
Kelly Miller
Multisite

Kelly Miller

Ministry Assistant - Communications - Multisite

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2109 EMAIL: kellym@christcommunitykc.org

Nicole Murphy
Nicole Murphy
Olathe

Nicole Murphy

Weekday Child Care Coordinator - Olathe Campus

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2306 EMAIL: nicolem@christcommunitykc.org

Sarah Nickel
Sarah Nickel
Olathe

Sarah Nickel

Children's Ministries Assistant - Olathe Campus

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2305 EMAIL: sarahn@christcommunitykc.org

Nate Nall
Nate Nall
Shawnee

Nate Nall

Corporate Worship Leader - Shawnee Campus

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2603 EMAIL: naten@christcommunitykc.org

Beverly Nobrega
Beverly Nobrega
Leawood

Beverly Nobrega

Child Care Coordinator - Leawood Campus

TEL: 913.681.1161  EXT: 2208 EMAIL: beverlyn@christcommunitykc.org

Heidi Pankewich
Heidi Pankewich
Multisite

Heidi Pankewich

Design Director - Multisite

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2103 EMAIL: heidip@christcommunitykc.org

Stephen Pankratz
Stephen Pankratz
Olathe

Stephen Pankratz

Associate Pastor - Olathe Campus

Stephen served as a youth pastor in the Houston area for three years prior to studying at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in the Chicago area. He and his wife Cayli…

Debbie Perry
Debbie Perry
Leawood

Debbie Perry

Office Manager - Leawood Campus

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2222 EMAIL: debbiep@christcommunitykc.org

Joni Prize
Joni Prize
Multisite

Joni Prize

Communications Coordinator - Multisite

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2108 EMAIL: jonip@christcommunitykc.org

Anna Lynn Rolf
Anna Lynn Rolf
Brookside

Anna Lynn Rolf

Director of Children's Ministries - Brookside Campus

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2208 EMAIL: annalynnr@christcommunitykc.org

Alex Smith
Alex Smith
Multisite

Alex Smith

Technical Arts Coordinator - Multisite

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2110 EMAIL: alexs@christcommunitykc.org

Sara Spence
Sara Spence
Olathe

Sara Spence

Ministry Assistant - Olathe Campus

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2300 EMAIL: saras@christcommunitykc.org

Kelly Steddom
Kelly Steddom
Multisite

Kelly Steddom

Communications Project Manager - Multisite

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2102 EMAIL: kellys@christcommunitykc.org

Kelly Stein
Kelly Stein
Leawood

Kelly Stein

Preschool Ministry Assistant - Leawood Campus

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2215 EMAIL: kellystein@christcommunitykc.org

Dennis Stone
Dennis Stone
Multisite

Dennis Stone

Facilities Supervisor - Multisite

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2116 EMAIL: denniss@christcommunitykc.org

Ann Taylor
Ann Taylor
Leawood

Ann Taylor

Director of Elementary Ministries & Children's Worship - Leawood Campus

Before embracing a call to full-time ministry in 2009, Ann worked for the education departments of the Indianapolis Opera and the Louisville Orchestra. She served at a church in Little…

Bonnie Traynor
Bonnie Traynor
Leawood

Bonnie Traynor

Director of Awesome Kids Preschool - Leawood Campus

Working with children has been a lifelong desire of Bonnie’s, beginning with her home daycare named Bonzo’s Zoo, and then moving into more traditional teaching and administration roles at Kidslink…

Warren Traynor
Warren Traynor
Leawood

Warren Traynor

Pastor of Family and Care Ministries - Leawood Campus

Warren is a graduate of Manhattan Christian College with a degree in Bible and Ethics. After serving many years with a large church in Wichita, Kansas, he joined the staff…

Joey Wilson
Joey Wilson
Leawood

Joey Wilson

Pastor of Middle School Ministries - Leawood Campus

Joey has been working in ministry with teenagers for over nine years and is very excited to be a part of the Student Ministries team here at Christ Community. He studied…

Kenda Zerbe
Kenda Zerbe
Leawood

Kenda Zerbe

Ministry Assistant | Executive Pastor & Women's Ministries - Leawood Campus

TEL: 913.685.1161  EXT: 2223 EMAIL: kendaz@christcommunitykc.org