Aaron has been serving the local church for over 15 years in areas of youth, family and adult discipleship, and began serving as the Lead Pastor at The Kirk in May 2020. He earned a degree in youth ministry from John Brown University and a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He is convinced that the gospel is the unique solution to all that is wrong with the world and longs to connect people with this timeless truth. He lives a busy, grace-filled life as a husband, father, and pastor, and loves reading, staying active, and drinking lots of coffee! He is married to Sarah, a public school teacher, and they have two daughters, Aliza and Norah.
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.
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.
Care & 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.
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)
Deacons are also spiritual leaders, serving in key areas of ministry throughout the church:
Heather Zemanek – Kirk Preschool Ministry
Jenny Rollins – Kirk Kiddos Ministry (Birth-Pre-K)
Anne Stevenson – Kirk Kids Ministry (Kindergarten-5th grade)
Lindsay Fick – Care and Concern Ministry
Jennifer McCuistian – Student Ministry (6th-12th grade)
Missy Little – Student Ministry (6th-12th grade)
Sharon Bentley – Community of Friends (Special Needs)
Erich Schwinn – Men’s Ministry
Marcia Bursinger – Widow’s Ministry
Mike Iverson (Interim) – Hospitality