District council

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  • Will Certain


    Contact Will at certainr@cableone.net or 816-824-8566

  • Stephen morrison

    Vice President, western representative and max coordinator - Fairlawn

    Stephen grew up in Iowa and graduated in 2008 from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a BA in Ministry with emphases on youth ministry and Biblical studies. Stephen is married to Casey and dad to two awesome boys, Joel & Rhett. He served as the family pastor for 5 years at Monett Church of the Nazarene in Missouri before coming to Topeka 2 years ago as the youth pastor at Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene. Stephen enjoys cooking and trying new food/restaurants, reading all kinds of books, and following sports--especially baseball.

    Email Stephen at smorrison@fairlawnnaz.org

  • Tom Craig


    Tom grew up in Northeast Indiana on the NEI NYI.  He graduated from Taylor University with a BA in pastoral ministries and a MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Tom is married to Janna and is currently a foster dad to two wonderful little girls. He served as a youth pastor for 15 years at Marion First Church of the Nazarene in Indiana and Blue Springs First Church of the Nazarene in Missouri. Currently Tom is serving at Westside Church of the Nazarene in Olathe KS where he has been for the last 8 years. Tom enjoys playing guitar, writing music, cooking shows, softball and shoe shopping.
    Email Tom at tcraig@olathewestside.org

    Click here to read the job description for the NYI President.

  • Larry wrighT

    nyi treasurer - oVERLAND PARK aNTIOCH

    Larry is a layperson at Overland Park Antioch Church and is our treasurer. Contact Larry about any finance related questions you may have.
    Email Larry at wrightlarrykcdnyi@gmail.com

  • judy myers

    secretary - sT. pAUL

  • Travis Caldeira

    camp Board Co-Director - overland park

    Travis is the youth pastor of Overland Park Church of the Nazarene. He and his wife, Felisha, moved to Kansas City four years ago so that Travis could attend Nazarene Theological Seminary. Travis loves spending time with his family and friends, playing racquetball, and catching up on video games. He and Felisha are very excited to welcome a son into the world in May of 2016.  Travis loves camp and is excited to help make it a place where we can deepen our relationships with God and one another.

    Contact Travis at travisc@opnazrene.org or 805-717-7740

  • Megan Krebs

    camp board member- Lees summit New Beginnings

    Contact Megan at megan@newbeginningschurch.tv or 208-582-2577

  • Jana Steinke

    camp board member - Blue Springs

    Contact Jana at jstienke@bluespringsnazarene.org or 816-872-2483

  • Jonathan Eigisti

    camp board member - Independence Trinity

    Contact Jonathan at jmeigsti@gmail.com 952-237-1641

  • Brandon Cluff

    Board Member - Grace Community Church

    Contact Brandon at brandon@gracecommunity.net or 402-598-7948

  • Kathy weld

    camp board member - Christ Community

  • Gordie wetmore

    North Central representative - nALL AVENUE

    Gordie has been an associate pastor at Nall Avenue working with grades 6th through 12th students and their families as well as with college students and young adults, since May 2013. He has a BA in ministry from MidAmerica Nazarene University and is currently working on a master’s of divinity at Nazarene Theological Seminary. Outside of his work at Nall, Gordie works for the MNU Athletic Department in public address announcing for sporting events as well as other sports information odds and ends. He also referees basketball and soccer around the KC metro area. Gordie is passionate about following Jesus and helping others do the same, sports, BBQ, and power naps.

    Contact Gordie at 913-904-2862 or gwetmore3@gmail.com

  • roland tedder

    South Central Rep. - KC first

    Email Roland at rtedder@kcfc.org

  • patrick Murphy

    Eastern representative

    Patrick is what he calls a "mechanic therapist". He works at a residential care facility for trouble teens teaching mechanics and counseling the residents. He is also the Youth Pastor at Fort Osage Church. He loves both of his jobs because they allow him to fulfill God's current purpose for his life which is to love on teens and their families. He believes in holistic youth ministry and doesn't believe that He can change anyone's life on his own.

    Patrick is originally from Belize. He moved to the states in 2009 to attend Moody Bible Institute in Chicago after which he moved to Missouri to work at a Residential Care facility where he met his lovely wife; no she wasn't a resident. June will make 2 years since they've been married.

    Patrick enjoys working with his hands; he knows enough about many things to get himself into and out of trouble. He has a Kawasaki ZR750 that he enjoys riding during the spring, summer and most of the fall season. He also enjoys going to the shooting range. Patrick is very passionate about Church unity and collaboration, hence his willingness to serve as the Eastern Representative. If you get to meet him ask him to tell you the story about not knowing his first name until he was in 7th grade. It's Norman by the way. 

    Email Patrick at patrick@fortosagechurch.org

  • tim foschi

    northern representative

  • open position

    Central representative

    Email random at random@random.com

  • wayne nelson

    lead pastor liaison - tRINITY

    Email Wayne at wsncen@sbcglobal.net

  • carlos portillo

    young adult director - mISSION

    Carlos is the youth pastor at Mission Church and the young adult director for the district. Carlos will play ultimate frisbee/frisbee golf anytime and is an unabashed Florida fan. He is a Floridian at heart but has fallen in love with Kansas City even though he still dreams often of his mom's cooking. Carlos studied Ministerios Pastorales (Pastoral Ministry) at Nazarene Bible College. Carlos is passionate, bilingual, an initiator and someone who fiercely loves kids and Jesus. All of this and more makes him muy bueno.

    Email Carlos at carlosfp0219@gmail.com

  • OPEN

    young adult representative

  • Open position

    young adult representative

    Email John at john@john.org

  • Mackenzie collins

    Senior High Representative

    Email Mackenzie at kenzlucky14@gmail.com

  • kat estep

    senior high representative

    Email Kat at estepkat@yahoo.com

  • madeline Burr

    middle school representative

    Email Madeline at satelinepizza@yahoo.com

  • Bailey Pickard

    middle school representative

    Email Bailey at baileygrace02@yahoo.com

  • Don bird

    nyc coordinator

  • Nick hunt

    nyc coordinator

    Me and my wife Jenn have served in youth ministry at College Church in Olathe for over 15 years. We have four kids, Noah 13, Brooklynne 11, Carter 10 and Jentry 8.  I am the General Manager at Rush Truck Centers of Kansas located in Olathe and serve on the Board of Education for the Spring Hill School District. Jenn teaches 4th grade at Wolf Creek Elementary School in Spring Hill, KS.

    We love serving the youth of the church and enjoy entertaining at our home in rural Spring Hill. 

    I am a product of the local Nazarene youth ministry at College Church and also a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

    I have enjoyed planning and executing trips for our youth group while between youth pastors as well as coordinating the District’s NYC event last year.  I look forward to planning many events for the district in the future.

    In my free time (which is VERY little) you can find me and my sons either hunting or on the golf course.

    Email Nick at nicholashunt@att.net

  • Debbie jasiczek

    quiz director

    Email Debbie at dbuxe@hotmail.com