Pastors

Aaron Elmore

Aaron Elmore

Lead Pastor

Aaron felt called to occupational ministry at the age of 16 through active participation in his church’s youth ministry. He earned a degree from John Brown University before serving in youth ministry at an EPC church in his home state of North Carolina. He then earned a Master of Divinity at Denver Seminary before coming to The Kirk in 2013 to serve as the Pastor of Discipleship. He now serves as our Lead Pastor, overseeing all aspects of the church. Aaron is married to Sarah, a public school teacher, and together they can’t match the joy and enthusiasm of their daughter, Aliza.

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Dan Bair

Dan Bair

Discipleship Pastor

As a missionary, Dan completed his Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree through Columbia Biblical Seminary in South Carolina. After about 14 years on the mission field, Dan, Leda, and their daughter, Gabby, returned to the States and God led them to transition into pastoral ministry here at The Kirk. That was in 2004 and since then he has coordinated the missions program, taught Bible studies and Sunday school classes, preached in our contemporary service for several years , and now oversees all aspects of adult discipleship.

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Collin Grant

Collin Grant

Family Pastor

Collin and his family have come to The Kirk from Colorado Springs, Colorado after being there for 22 years and serving two churches through sports and recreation, camp and student ministries. Collin and his wife Becky have four kids, Titus (22), Eli (19), Maya (16) and Paige (12). Collin graduated from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas with a ministry degree. He continued on to get his Master of Theology degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.

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Shano Raranje

Shano Raranje

Care and Concern Pastor

Shano is from Harare, Zimbabwe. He is married to Venencia and together, they have four children – Simba, Anesu, Munashe and Chipo. Shano earned a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Langston University. He continued to get his Masters in Divinity from Oral Roberts University. In his free time, Shano loves reading and playing soccer.  

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Kirk Staff

Jon Adams

Jon Adams

Kirk Kids Director

Katelyn Adams

Katelyn Adams

Kirk Students HS Director

MaryBeth Alley

MaryBeth Alley

Preschool Director

Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell

Facilities Team

Terry Cast

Terry Cast

Organist

Bonnie Connor

Bonnie Connor

Kirk Kiddos Director

Allison Ford

Allison Ford

Communications Ministry Assistant

Crystal Fulda

Crystal Fulda

Community of Friends Director

Tammy Gill

Tammy Gill

HR & Small Groups Coordinator

DiAnna Harp

DiAnna Harp

Finance Director

Jera Holder

Jera Holder

Operations Director

Carrie Lund

Carrie Lund

Connections Director

Josh Lyle

Josh Lyle

Kirk Students MS Director

Meridith Matson

Meridith Matson

Worship Arts Director

Brian Mckee

Brian Mckee

Facilities Director

Myron Patrick

Myron Patrick

Facilities Team

David Richardson

David Richardson

Media Director

Jamye Ryan

Jamye Ryan

Communications Director

Ed Tackett

Ed Tackett

Traditional Choir Director

Megan Ward

Megan Ward

Discipleship Coordinator

Erin Whitehead

Erin Whitehead

Preschool Assistant

Kirk Elders

Our church leadership team is called the Session, and consists of ruling elders, who are elected from the congregation, and teaching elders. Below is a list of our current elders:

Teaching Elders (Pastors)

Dan Bair
                                     Aaron Elmore                                       Collin Grant

Ruling Elders

Linda Alaback

Mark Buntz

Mike Geiger

Julia Klammer

Richard Klein

Kelly Monaghan

Kurt Minnich

Gordon Polly

Earlyne Reynolds

Brad Rollins

Sabrina Triplett

Denise Young 

Deacons

Deacons are also spiritual leaders, serving in key areas of ministry throughout the church:

Heather Zemanek – Kirk Preschool Ministry

Emily Burns – Kirk Kiddos Ministry (Birth-Kindergarten)

Anne Stevenson – Kirk Kids Ministry (1st-6th grade)

Lindsay Fick – Care and Concern Ministry

Jennifer McCuistian – Student Ministry (7th-12th grade)

Kari Suttee – Student Ministry (7th-12th grade)

Sharon Bentley – Community of Friends (Special Needs)

Jim Cowan – Hospitality

Erich Schwinn – Men’s Ministry

Marcia Bursinger – Widow’s Ministry