we'd like to introduce you to our amazing staff


    Rachael begin working with us in June 2021 to guide us in the transitional process between settled pastors. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan (Political Science) and Princeton Theological Seminary.  Rachael comes to us with experience in interim ministry and Search and Call processes.  She serves as a co-chair for the Committee on Ministry of our Kansas-Oklahoma Conference, and recently chaired the Search Committee for our incoming Conference Minister. 

    While serving with us part-time, Rachael lives in Lindsborg with her husband Adam (Provost of Bethany College).  They have three children: Henry (11), Greta (8), and Linus (almost 2).  Rachael also serves as the Board Chair for Kansas Interfaith Action.  She plays cello in the Bethany College and Community Orchestra and enjoys running, weightlifting, reading, cooking, knitting, and sewing in her annual 10 minutes of free time.

  • 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.