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Leadership and Staff

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Matthew Warford

Matthew and his wife Sarah joined the church in 2016. They have three children; Samuel (6) Emmett (4) and Norah (1.5). Matthew is from Newton, Kansas and has lived in the Kansas City area since 1997. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Southern New Hampshire University in Environmental Science; Natural Resources and Conservation. […]

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Staff

Stephen Buller

Stephen joined the Raintree staff in May of 2016, two weeks after getting married to Grace! He is originally from Goodland, KS, went to Calvary Bible College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Student Ministry. He loves theology, board games, and hanging out with Grace and their little daughter, Evangelina. “I have a […]

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Laurel Rogers

Laurel joined Raintree as Interim Children’s Director in 2018. She leads and directs our Sunday morning and Wednesday night ministries for children! She is from the Alberquerque-area and has schooling and work experience in speech pathology. She is a student at Midwestern Seminary, and she plans to graduate in May of 2019.

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Robin Erisman

Robin has been attending Raintree since the beginning. She’s been part of the Parent’s Day Out program since it started in 2006, and has been the director since 2010. While there are so many details that go into organizing Parent’s Day Out, she especially enjoys just being around all the wonderful teachers, children, and their […]

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Marley Ruple

Marley is originally from Hope, Arkansas, and is a pastor’s kid! She graduated from Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas with a Bachelors in Psychology and Counseling, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Counseling at Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City. She will be working with Laurel and the children’s ministry on Sunday mornings and […]

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Leadership

Joe Cerra

Joe and Reba were part of a team that helped plant the church in 1989. Joe is a Project Manager with a roofing company. He also has a degree in Atmospheric Science and enjoys following the weather and giving forecasts, as well as following KU basketball. Reba is a homemaker and grateful to be available […]

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Jeff Fitzgerald

Jeff and Kim have been going to Raintree for 6 years. Kim works for the State Courts in Cass County, and Jeff is a Sergeant with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Jeff leads Raintree’s First Impressions team, and preaches occasionally. Kim likes to garden and bake. Jeff enjoys running, golf, and renovation projects. They both spend most […]

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Jim Holmberg

Jim and Barbara joined Raintree just after the church was founded. Jim has spent 35 years at Z-International pushing pressure sensitive labels and office products in all forms. Barbara has spent time being there for Jim and the kids and volunteering in many different ways. Both are “retired”, so Jim has a lot of time […]

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Vergil Nelson

Vergil and Kathy came to Raintree in July of 2009. It was then that they retired from being missionaries with TEAM (team.org) for 38 years in Taiwan. Vergil’s hobby is collecting used stamps, Kathy’s is trying new recipes. They like to read in their spare time and watch Perry Mason, which is a show that the Lead Pastor had […]

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Delmer Boatwright

Del and Debbie joined Raintree in 2016.  Del is a Security Program Manager for Honeywell FM&T and Debbie is a stay at home mom that home schooled their three children.  Del has a degree in electronics, enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.  Debbie enjoys traveling with Del and spending time with their kids and grandkids.

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Dennis Williamson

Dennis and Cindy have been attending Raintree since 2016, ever since they moved to the Kansas City area.  They have seven children, six of whom are married.  Thus, they also have twelve much-loved grandchildren.  Dennis has been a real estate appraiser for over 25 years and presently works in the KC area as a commercial […]

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