Rev. Steven Andrews
Pastor Steve hails from Fort Wayne, IN, the 72nd largest city in the country, but these days, he’s happy to call the cozy hamlet of Parkville and the bright metropolis of Kansas City home. Before coming to Parkville, Steve worked in a home detention center, a community college, a children’s hospital, and a few other churches, but he’s never done anything more difficult than youth ministry with middle schoolers. During his free time, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, walking his dog, reading a good book, and watching Netflix. He is passionate about leading dynamic worship services and meeting new people; whether you are a long-time member of the church or a brand new visitor, he is looking forward to meeting you.
Jolene has lived in the Northland for 40 years and married Frank Shaw, who was a childhood member of First Presbyterian NKC. She joined that church in 1980 and served on many different committees including session, pastor search. With her present assignment as clerk of session and 15 years of experience in that role, she brings a wealth of experience to the PPC front office. Her daughter and two grandchildren recently moved overseas so Jolene will travel to see them when possible.
Primary responsibilities for our Office Manager include serving as receptionist, facility manager, and master scheduler, and coordinating communications, financial reporting, and membership reporting.
· Working with the Pastor and the Communications Specialist, use church media to communicate about team ministries and manage the Salt Shaker, the weekly Constant Contact email, the week ahead bulletin insert, our Facebook page, the Call to Discipleship, and other church communications.
· Recruit and direct volunteers to help maintain various forms of media
ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC & ARTS MINISTRIES
Paul joined the Parkville Presbyterian staff in January of 2011. Paul has served most recently as lead organist and interim director of worship and music at Kansas City’s Central United Methodist Church, where he helped that very traditional congregation explore a variety of worship styles and elements that reflected the community’s values and priorities. He also worked closely with students from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, involving more than 60 people and 30 different concerts and program.
Katie Davis joined Parkville Presbyterian in 2011 after moving to Parkville with her husband Chris. Katie is a Social Worker with the Independence School District and has a daughter named Anna and a son named Evan. As the Wedding Coordinator of Parkville Presbyterian, Katie loves working with couples to make their wedding day special and effortless. If you would like to reach Katie regarding a wedding at Parkville Presbyterian, please feel free to contact the church office.
Teri Vetter / Carrie Kilgore
NURSERY SUPERVISOR & ASSISTANT
THE BOARD OF DEACONS
The Board of Deacons is comprised of twelve individuals ordained to lead the congregation in its ministries of compassion, sympathy and service. Deacons serve in many areas of the church’s life, but they place particular emphasis on visiting congregants of limited mobility, assisting in worship, and helping people in need of home repairs.
The Session consists of the pastors and twelve ordained ruling elders. As the church’s governing board, they are responsible for providing spiritual leadership to the congregation, managing the physical property of the church, and leading our ministry teams in their work of outreach, mission, and hospitality.