Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 10:00am – 3:00pm CT
Learn ideas and strategies for increasing the mission engagement of your congregation from Resurrection’s Mission Ministry team.
Senior Director of Missions and Outreach
Carol joined the COR staff in April of 1999 and provides vision and oversight to mission programs. Her goal is to maximize the congregation’s involvement in life-changing ministry beyond the walls of the church – both locally and across the globe. Carol’s passion is equipping people for ministry. She has over 25 years of practical experience in discipleship, leadership, mission, and mobilizing volunteers. Carol is also a co-author of Serving from the Heart: Finding Your Gifts and Talents for Service, Leadership from the Heart: Learning to lead with Love and Skill, Leadership Essentials: Practical Tools for Leading in the Church, and Journey 101: Steps to the Life God Intends.
In Carol’s spare time, you’ll find her, baking, traveling, hiking, doing spin classes, or golfing. She also loves to spend time with her husband, two adult daughters, and granddaughter.
Contact Carol: firstname.lastname@example.org
Haiti and the Africas Program Director
Sheree has been on staff with Resurrection since 1999 with the exception of a few years to stay home with her children and help her husband start his business. In 2010 when a position in Global Missions came open, she was able to mix her passion for the marginalized with her passion for Christ. Since then she has collaborated with our global partners on community development initiatives and disaster response in many different places around the world.
Sheree is married with 3 children and spends her free time coaching cross country & track and running with her friends at o’dark-thirty. While getting out of bed when it’s still dark is brutal, she loves watching the sun rise – God creates the most beautiful masterpieces!
Contact Sheree: email@example.com
Latin America Program Director
Joyce joined the Resurrection staff in March of 2020. She is passionate about Jesus, holistic missional strategy, building relationships, and studying theology. She currently collaborates with partners in Honduras, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and with local groups working to help immigrants and refugees.
Joyce is in grad school and she hopes to one day become an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church. She lives for a good cup of coffee and lively conversation with friends, and loves running. She also believes that everything is better when it happens in community.
Contact Joyce: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resurrection Downtown Community Pastor
Patrick joined the Resurrection Downtown staff in June of 2016. Along with leading worship and small groups, he is our community connector downtown for staff and volunteers alike. He enjoys building relationships and networks of support that serve the community’s most vulnerable and helps everyone involved experience the living God.
For fun Patrick can be found cooking or finding good BBQ, watching baseball, hanging out with neighbors, or throwing discs at a disc golf course.
Contact Patrick: email@example.com
Local Impact Missions Program Director
Michelle Van Pelt joined the Church of Resurrection staff in 2016 and has been an influential leader focused on local missions. Michelle led the development of Flourish Furnishing Ministries from a start-up organization into a thriving independent 501(c) (3) that has provided over $2m in household furnishings in the greater Kansas City area. Additionally, Michelle has a passion for curing hunger insecurity and uses her leadership to bring innovative ideas to reality (ie Mobile Food Pantry). Michelle builds and leads a team of 1,000+ volunteers and develops and implements training programs. Michelle and her husband, Rick, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and they are proud parents of two college bound teenagers.
Contact Michelle: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Bridge Points Program Director
Roberta Lyle has served on staff in local missions at Resurrection for 15 years and leads teams that are working to improve the lives of children and youth.
Outside of church, Roberta has served as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for eight years. She and her husband have two adult sons, an adorable granddaughter and enjoy traveling, gardening and dining out at Kansas City’s many neighborhood restaurants.
Contact Roberta: email@example.com
Pastor of Community Justice
Born and raised in Detroit, completed college in Atlanta, Georgia, and seminary in Enid, Oklahoma, settled in Kansas in 1985 to work for Boeing and answered the call to fulltime ministry in 1990, Pastor Cheryl is a second career (Electrical Engineer) clergy, who has served in a variety of ministry settings, prior to coming to Resurrection!
Praise and worship are her lifeline! The JOY of The Lord is my strength! Nehemiah 8.10!
Contact Cheryl: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobilization and Entry Points Program Director
Lindsey works with the Mission Ministries team to coordinate entry-point serving opportunities (like Serve Saturday) and help people find great places to serve in the community.
When she’s not juggling serve events, Lindsey enjoys creating music, puppets and sketch comedy with her husband Gary. Her favorite Bible story comes from John 21, because she will never turn down a brunch invite…especially not from Jesus.
Contact Lindsey: email@example.com
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