Pastor: John C. Parsley

82528610F013Education:  Bachelor of Arts in English & Religion, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN and Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY

Family:  Married to Susan R. Parsley in 1980, they have two sons who live with their families in Indiana

Hobbies:  hiking, running, biking, reading biographies, yard & garden stuff

Life Verse:  “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”  Galatians 2:20  (NASB)

Administrative Assistant: Kathleen Jones

Education: Master of Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Family: One Adult Daughter

Hobbies: sewing, birding, cooking, reading

Life Verse: Be still and know that I am God,” Psalm 46:10

Children’s Ministry Director: Rebecca Pushee

Education:  Bachelor of Science at Kansas State Univsersity; Masters of Reading Specialist at Emporia State University; currently employed with Geary County Schools, USD 475.

Family:  Married to Randy Pushee in 2004, with 5 children.

Hobbies:  Spending time with family and friends, traveling, and read.


Life Verse:Trust in the Lord with all you heart, do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path tot take“.   Proverbs 3:5-6

Youth Director: Matthias Jenkins

Education – Matthias is pursing a dual degrees from Kansas State University in Family & Human Services and Social Work.


Family – Matthias is the youngest of four and calls Maryland his home.


Hobbies – Exercise, listening to music, cooking, and participating in Bible study group are among the free-time activities that Matthias enjoys.


Life Verse      – “Fight the good fight of the faith.  Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12

Music Director: Dan Duerfeldt

Education: With a love of music passed on to him from his mother and father, he began piano lessons early and continued through high school.  He will tell you that his God-given musical gifts come only through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Family: Dan and his wife of 39 years, Sherry, have 4 sons, 2 beautiful daughters-in- law, and 2 granddaughters that they absolutely adore.

Hobbies: Dan is passionate in his love for God, family, and his church family.  His goal each Sunday is for that passionate love of God to be evident in the music we sing.  His prayer is that you will be led into a deeper level of worship of the One True God as you listen, participate and allow the Holy Spirit to move in you.


Custodial Staff: Michael MatthewsMichael Matthews

Education: Manhattan High School, Class of ’78; Served in the military, 1980-1984

Family: Married to Darlene, has a son, Dominic, brother, Gary, and grandma, Lucille

Hobbies: fishing, fishing, pool, and fishing

Life Verse: So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Colossians 3:12-15

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