Our Team

Lead Minister

James Garner

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James is a graduate of Ozark Christian College where he met his beautiful wife, Heather.  They have two children, Zach and Kylie.  As a family they love to travel and love Disney World!  James is an avid reader and loves lasagna and any kind of cheesecake.   

James is also an avid reader and loves sports and roots for KU, the Chiefs and Sporting KC.  

Favorite Movie(s):  Star Wars but not a big fan of Episodes 1 and 2

Favorite Music Group:  Newsboys, Stryper, Hillsong (any of them). 

Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:10 "We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which he has prepared in advance for us to do.  

Youth Minister

Karl Nurnberger

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Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, extended versions please! 

Favorite Food: BBQ baby back ribs, oh and bacon of course!

Favorite Quote: No quote could be more applicable to the church today. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke  

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would that be?  I love sharing lunch with my wife Missy.

 Hobbies: Watching movies, cooking, walking and hiking, tinkering with cars, visiting the mountains.  

 Favorite Christian Band = Hillsong

Worship/Children's Minister

Theresa Hazen

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Fun Facts about Theresa: 

Favorite movies is:  Legally Blonde

Favorite Food:  Nutrageous

Favorite Quote:  Mercy triumphs over judgement

If you could each lunch with anyone who would that be?   Chad Hazen

Hobbies:  Making pie so I can eat it :), playing games, and laundry 

Favorite Christian Artist/Band:  Elevation Worship

Administrative Assistant

Leah Pedersen

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 Favorite Movie: All Marvel Movies 

 Favorite Food: nachos

 Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 4:23 "Above all else guard your heart, because everything else   flows through it."

 If you could have lunch with anyone, who would that be?   My Mom or Dad, I miss them both   dearly.

 Hobbies : running, crafting, time spent with family and friends 

 Favorite Christian Band : Among the Thirsty, 7eventh Time Down, Elevation Worship

  March 2021