OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 
 
 
Jim Dahrens
Pastor
 
“I want to point as many as I can to Gods love, hope, joy, direction, healing, and empowerment to encounter life. For our church, I want to see it grow in health and beauty as it relies on the grace Jesus offers through His forgiveness on the cross. I long for us to love the neighborhood of Wichita in new and miraculous ways to the glory of God.” Let me know what you think. – Jim.
 
Jeff Totten
Assistant to the Pastor
 
When Nancy and I returned to Wichita, I asked God where I was to serve. God’s answer was for me to help the Pastor. When I said yes, I had no idea that this is where it was going to lead. My advice to everyone is “say yes to God and hold on, it’s a kick”  
 
 
Barbara Francisco
Director of Christian Ed.
 

 As Director of CE, I work with all ministries in the church, my goal is to have each of these ministries to be fruitful and grow in God’s mission for us. I hope to help each ministry to be an asset to our community and a means of bringing new followers to share in the love of Christ.

 
 
Allen King
Children’s Director
 
Starting a child’s journey with God at an early age is such an importance. At Wichita Avenue Evangelical Church, working hand in hand with parents, we help nurture and develop children’s foundational understanding of God and his son Jesus through bible stories, songs, and prayer. 
 
Tim Totten
Youth Director
 
My wife and I have a soft spot in our hearts for teens and feel that it is extremely important that they have a safe place to go where they can feel like they belong. I have been in youth ministry since 2013..
 
Jack Wright
Men’s Ministries
 
Proverbs 27:17 says “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” We believe as men that we are supposed to encourage, lift up, and come together as spiritual leaders of our families and our church and to help grow and encourage the next generation of men.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kathy White
Women’s Ministries
 
Proverbs 11:16 “A kind hearted women gain honor..” We believe God isn’t looking for perfection, but that He wants to form us into something greater than we can imagine, to make us noble and we are ALL a work in progress!.