Colonial Cares

We care for our church family through prayer and expressions
of Christian love in Jesus’ name.

Let us love one another, for love comes from God.
1 John 4:7

If You Seek Pastoral Care

Let us come alonside you with our care and support. If you seek counseling, healing and prayer, or find yourself in a crisis or grief situation, please contact one of our Pastors directly:

 

Pastor Todd Weiland (Quivira)

816-501-3929

tweiland@colonialkc.org

 

Pastor Bob Lehleitner (Quivira)

816-501-3901

blehleitner@colonialkc.org

 

Pastor Mary Brown (Wornall)

816-501-3002

mbrown@coloniclakc.org

If You Want to Serve Others

Care Teams

You can reach out in Christian love through a visit, phone call, care note, run an errand, mow a yard, help in the home, deliver a meal or bouquet of flowers. Pray and serve on any care team as God leads. It’s flexible! Learn more.

Outreach Teams

 

Military Care/First Responders Ministry

Send care notes and pray for our first responders and active military and families of those serving.

 

Senior Care Center Ministry

Worship, sing, and fellowship with residents at local Senior Living facilities.

Learn more

If You Seek Prayer & Care

If you seek Prayer:

Your prayer and care requests are very important to us. Our Colonial Prayer Team faithfully prays over each request.

If You Seek Care:

We also have friends in Christ who are ready to care for you, offering hope, support, and encouragement in God’s love.

If You Want to Pray for Others

We have prayer groups and teams that meet various days and times to pray for our pastors, church, city, and country. Learn more.

Testimonies:

 

“We are so grateful for Colonial Cares for all the cards, visits, and prayers.”

“I am growing closer to Christ as I pray and care for others and serve Him.”

“Thank you for the beautiful flowers. It was such a blessing to us to know that people care.”

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.  1 Thessalonians 5:11

Colonial Cares Staff

  • Betsy Vicknair
    Betsy Vicknair
    Colonial Cares Director
Betsy Vicknair
Colonial Cares Director

You remember the song, “Kansas City, Here I Come?” Well, that became a living reality in July 1993 for Betsy when she and her husband Dave got married and followed the yellow brick road from Spokane, Washington to Overland Park, Kansas. Her husband soon found a teaching position at Rockhurst University.

When they moved into an apartment near Colonial’s Quivira location, Betsy began working as a leasing consultant while seeking a church home. Several people told her to visit the “church on the hill” located on 95th and Wornall. Her family felt right at home, with people reaching out to greet and welcome them. A few years later, God abundantly blessed their lives with the birth of a son, David.

As Betsy and her family continued to worship at Colonial, God was at work in her life, drawing her deeper into the ministry of care and compassion for others who go through many of life’s difficult circumstances. Her heart stirred with a desire to work in the Care Ministry, at least someday, so Betsy continued to pray. That prayer was answered seven years ago when she became Colonial’s Care Coordinator. God had great plans for the ministry and created an amazing vehicle, Colonial Cares, for the Colonial church family to care and pray more fully for one another.

  • Christa Viloria
    Christa Viloria
    Colonial Cares Coordinator
Christa Viloria
Colonial Cares Coordinator

As a child, Christa wanted to be a dancer on Solid Gold (yikes!). She also wanted to be a singer or maybe an actress, or both …double yikes! Performing on a stage in front of so many people is frightening to think about as an adult. Christa attended Kansas University and received her degree in English. After college, she worked at KU at a center on families and disability, then on to Hallmark Cards before coming to Colonial.

Christa has been a member of Colonial for many years. Once her kids were in school full time, she felt called to serve. This is how she found the Care Ministry.

Christa loves the outdoors and enjoys painting … walls that is. Her first concert was John Denver and she is still a fan to this day. Christa is married to Richard and they have 2 amazing children: Braden and Grace.