Emily Harstine serves as the Ministry (Administrative) Assistant. She is married to Ben, and their son John was born in December, 2017. Emily grew up in Soldier, Kansas, and has been in Kansas City since July 2017. During her free time, Emily enjoys pursuing interests in music, culture, and reading.
Emily came to know Christ through the testimony of the church she grew up in. After deciding to follow Jesus at the age of nine, her decision was put to the test through many experiences in high school, college, and afterwards, and Jesus (to this day) continues to prove Himself faithful and worthy of following.
Jacob Wright serves as a pastoral intern. He is married to Abby, and they have one son. Jacob was born in Memphis Tennessee, but was raised in the Oklahoma City area. He moved to Kansas City in August 2017 to attend Midwestern Theological Seminary. Along with pursuing his Master of Divinity, Jacob enjoys playing board games and taking time to play with his son.
Jacob came to faith in 7th grade upon hearing the testimony of a friend who was similarly raised in church, but had never repented and believed in the Gospel. The Spirit convicted him, and that night he prayed and acknowledged Christ as his Lord and Savior.
John Scheller serves as a pastoral intern. He is married to RoseAnn, and they are the parents of one son, who precedes them in heaven. John grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has lived in Kansas City since 2015. Along with pursuing a Masters of Divinity (pending graduation May, 2018) he works as an employee benefits broker, as well as enjoys hiking, traveling, and landscaping with his wife.
John came to faith when he was 24 after attending a Baptist church in Cincinnati. After many conversations and debates with the senior pastor, John overcame his biggest barrier in accepting Christ, which was the fear that none of it was real. John accepted the Bible as truth, was convicted of his sins and the need for forgiveness through Jesus Christ, with the result of being baptized.