we'd like to introduce you to our amazing staff

  • Rev. Phil Hodson, pastor

    Pastor Phil joined us on September 10, 2017, He is husband to Joelle and father to 4 incredible, energetic boys. Phil graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Sales Management, from Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology with a Master of Divinity, and is completing doctoral work at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. 

    Born and raised in Indiana, he has also lived in Texas and Oklahoma before coming to Kansas. He enjoys golf and reading. You can learn more about Phil here.

  • wendy lee, administrator

    Wendy has been the backbone of this team for 28 years. She oversees office operations, making sure that everything runs smoothly. As assistant to the Pastor, Wendy oversees scheduling of appointments and use of space. She is the "go-to" person on the team for reports, data, and distribution of the weekly Communicator electronic newsletter. 

  • john goering, director of music

    John has been part of the team since 2016. He can also be found performing around Wichita in various jazz, Latin, and classical settings, including leading his own jazz trio and 7-piece Cubana Bop Latin jazz ensemble and performances with the Wichita Symphony Pops Orchestra. 

    John is an assistant music professor in the School of Music at Wichita State University, where his courses include jazz piano, jazz arranging, jazz history, World Music, and direction of the university salsa band, Banda Hispanica. Jon also maintains a private studio teaching piano lessons for students of all ages, from beginning through advanced. John earned his Master of Music in Piano Performance from Wichita State in July, 2001. For a complete resume, click here.

  • alayna gutierrez, kids ministry

    Alayna joined the team in 2019 and is an education major focusing on early childhood education. She oversees our Kids Ministry and MOPS childcare teams. Alayna strives to provide our children with an engaging, creative learning environment where they will grow in faith and build strong friendships with their peers.