Leadership

Staff

Rev. Steven Andrews

Pastor

Pastor Steve is from Fort Wayne, IN, the 72nd largest city in the country, but these days, he’s happy to call Parkville and the Northland home. Before coming to PPC, Steve worked in a home detention center, a community college, a children’s hospital, and more. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, being in nature, 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 looks forward to greeting you. He is married to Kari Pellegrino, has a son Malcolm, and daughter Esme.

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Jolene Shaw

Office Manager

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 currently serves as its clerk of session. She was also one of the founders of our local chapter of Gilda’s Club, a non-profit serving families struggling with cancer. Jolene is a bright and knowledgeable presence in the front office at PPC and is glad to answer any questions you may have about the church and its life.

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Sarah Lyons

Music Director

An Illinois native, Sarah moved to the Kansas City area in 2011 to pursue her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Church Music at the University of Kansas. Upon graduation she was Director of Liturgy and Music at Holy Family Catholic Church in Minocqua, Wisconsin, and for the past three years, she has served as Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Saint Joseph, Missouri. She is also an accompanist for the Park Hill School District and teaches private lessons. Sarah and her husband are excited to be back in this area, “where we get to watch our five (soon to be six!) nieces and nephews grow up.”

Dorothy Glick Maglione

Choir Director

Dorothy Glick Maglione is the Associate Director of Bands at William Jewell College and is currently finishing a PhD in Musicology at the University of Kansas. Dorothy earned her Master of Music in both Flute Performance and Musicology at the University of Kansas and her Bachelor of Music in Music Education at East Carolina University. While at KU, Dorothy received a 2017 Summer Research Scholarship to conduct archival work for her dissertation, “Immigrant Musicians: From Ellis Island to the American Stage.” In addition to her scholarly pursuits, Dorothy maintains a private flute studio and frequently performs on both modern and baroque flute in Kansas City, recently appearing with Sunflower Baroque and Kansas City Baroque Consortium.

Katie Davis

WEDDING COORDINATOR

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.

Janet Walker

TREASURER

 

Bill Geary

BOOKKEEPER

Teri Vetter / Carrie Kilgore

NURSERY SUPERVISOR & ASSISTANT

 

Officers

THE SESSION

The Session consists of the pastor (a Teaching Elder, in the Presbyterian tradition) and a board of Ruling Elders elected by the congregation from among its membership. As the church’s governing board, the Session is responsible for providing spiritual leadership to the congregation, managing the physical property of the church, caring for people in need, and leading our ministry teams in their work of outreach, mission, and hospitality.