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Our Story

We’re a group of Jesus followers that are spread across the greater Kansas City area. While we’re diverse, we share a passion to help everyone to know and follow Jesus Christ. Our weekend services are meant to draw people towards God and our small group gatherings are designed to foster authentic relationships.

Kansas City is our home but we consider the world our neighborhood as we partner globally with over 700 churches in the International Churches of Christ

Our Heart

With so much hurt and injustice in our world, it’s clear to see that something needs to be done. As Jesus followers, we believe that together we can make a difference both in our community, as well as around the world. Our prayer is that you would join us to make a difference in the lives of others.

Our Team

We’re blessed to have a such an incredibly diverse leadership team at KC Church. Our Ministry Staff and Eldership are passionate about helping people to grow in their faith, regardless of their starting point.

  • Kevin & Clarissa Høecke

    Lead Ministers

    Kevin and Clarissa serve as the lead couple at KC Church. While originally from Toronto, they’ve been leading in churches across the Midwest and Canada for many years. The Høeckes are passionate about preaching Jesus, casting vision, brewing coffee and watching hockey. They’ve been blessed with two amazing teenagers, Gabrielle and Carson.

  • Randy & Kim Ware

    Northland KC

    Randy and Kim serve in the Northland community of Kansas City. They met in Wichita while they were in college and have served in several churches across Kansas over the years. The Wares believe that ministry starts in the home, and they have worked hard to establish an incredible family ministry at KC Church. They are proud parents to two amazing girls, Kaylie and Brooklyn.

  • Jessica Verdun

    Administration & Finance

    Jessica and her husband Nate moved to Kansas City in 2016 from Milwaukee, where they attended college. They are high school sweethearts from Detroit, Michigan. Jessica went to school for Accounting and held a job in corporate finance before working as the Administrator for the KC Church. They enjoy playing sports and spending time with their three young kiddos; Beckham, Bella, and Beau.

  • John & Nancy Mannel


    John and Nancy have served in churches across the country including in Chicago, Los Angeles and St. Louis. Now in retirement, the Mannels continue to have an impact as they serve on the leadership team at KC Church. They have three children: Jeff, who is married to Lori, Kevin, who is married to Robin, and Holly, who is married to Steve. They have also been richly blessed with 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

  • Mark & Jodi Hayward


    Mark and Jodi Hayward have led a number of ministries and churches across the Midwest. Professionally, Mark works as a Fleet Manager and Jodi as an Educational Consultant. They have three children: Nate, who is married to Kendall, Mallory who is married to Jeremy, and Ariana who is a student at KU. They also have a spunky granddaughter who keeps them laughing and enjoying life.

  • Malvin & Kim Warrick


    Malvin and Kim were born and raised in Kansas City. Mal attended college at Purdue University and Iowa State University where he played basketball and received a degree in Industrial Engineering. Kim attended Tennessee State University and received a degree in Psychology. The Warricks have three children: Malvin, who is married to Stefanie, Brittney, who is married to Dennis and their youngest, Bethany. They’re very excited to have a granddaughter on the way.

  • Mike & Carol Roberts


    Mike and Carol have lived in Kansas City for many years. Mike grew up in the KC area, and Carol is from a small town in Kansas. Mike is a retired mechanical engineer, and Carol is a retired nurse. They have two daughters: Alicia, who is married to Chandler and Heather, who is married to Ben. They also have a beautiful granddaughter and a grandson who is on the way. The Robertses love being outdoors and spending time walking, biking, fishing, playing pickle-ball and motorcycling.

Ready to take the next step?

Whether you have been attending church your entire life or this is your first time exploring faith, we will meet you wherever you’re at on your journey. To help with this, we offer a few ways for you to take steps forward in your faith.

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