Quivira Campus Worship & Arts

For those of you who have a creative edge, this may be the ministry for you.
Our passion is serving God by using the creative arts in innovative ways that draw attention to our Savior.
We offer a variety of opportunities to share your abilities.

Music, Tech, and Drama

Programming Team (Planning and Producing)

Ministry Connector: Email Georgann Ellis

Music Team (Instrumentalists, Vocalists, Worship Leaders)

Ministry Connector: Email Missy Mead

Drama Team (Actors, Directors, Writers)

Ministry Connector: Email Carolyn Unruh

Technical & Physical Arrangements Team (Sounds, Lights, Multimedia, Props)

Ministry Connector: Email Austin Ohlmeier

New Kingdom Singers & Half Pints

Two dynamic praise and worship teams for kids!
Wednesday Nights, September through April, at our Quivira Campus
Fall Kick Off in early September

New Kingdom Singers: 6:00-7:30 PM
Kids in Grades 1-5
Contact: Christy West, NKS Director, Email

NKS Leadership team:  Neila Pannell, Shellie Prado, Stacy Pruett, Heather Silva, John Silva, Christy West

NKS Half Pints: 6:00-7:00 PM

(Childcare provided until 7:30 PM for parents involved in a Colonial Group)
Kids 3 years (by 9/1/2018) to Kindergarten
Contact: Jillian Bennett and Molly Kleinwolterink who can be reached at halfpintnotes@gmail.com.

Leadership: Jillian Bennett, Molly Kleinwolterink, Renee Mandacina, Krista Boan, Chris Anderson

Sunday Morning Support Teams

Parking Lot Greeters | Ministry Connector: Email Michael Sharp

Inside Greeters | Ministry Connector: Email Susan Worrel

Ushers | Ministry Connector: Email Joe Clark

Information Table | Ministry Connector: Email Georgianne Roberts

Hospitality & Morning Refreshments | Ministry Connector: Email Mary Lesslie

Communion Servers | Ministry Connector: Email Sally Heller

Walk to the Manger

Each year at Colonial we tell the Christmas story through powerful music and drama on what we call “Walk to the Manger Sunday.”  We offer many opportunities to serve with this event. Volunteer recruitment typically begins toward the end of October and Walk to the Manger Sunday happens in December.

Christmas Eve Generations Choir

The Colonial Generations Choir is a treasured Quivira Christmas Eve tradition. The choir is open to adults and children of all ages who love Christmas music and praising God.

To get involved in any of the groups listed above, contact a member of the Worship & Arts team.

Quivira Worship & Arts Staff

  • Paulo Barros
    Paulo Barros
    Director of Worship & Arts
Paulo Barros
Director of Worship & Arts

Paulo is originally from the Cape Verde Islands (off the coast of west Africa). He came to the US when he was nine. Paulo has bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and computer science and worked in publishing. He has served as a worship pastor for 29 years before coming to Colonial. Paulo discovered Colonial after his previous church made changes to their staffing. He and his family attended before the position of music minister opened at Quivira. Paulo has a passion for music and is a published photographer. He also likes flashlights, technology, and aviation. He is a movie buff, loves hot sauce, and likes to cook for his family. Paulo is married to Nila and they have two girls: Haylee and Jenae.

 

  • Georgann Ellis
    Georgann Ellis
    Worship & Arts Administrative Coordinator
Georgann Ellis
Worship & Arts Administrative Coordinator


As the fifth of six daughters, childhood for Georgann was busy, loud, active, fun and, with all those girls, emotional. She thought she wanted to be an English teacher but grammar and reading got in the way. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services, Georgann worked in various administrative assistant positions at a bank, in colleges, a fumigation company, a church and a commercial printing company. She also was a stay at home mom for 16 wonderful years.

Networking paved the way to Colonial for Georgann. A friend told her about the Worship and Arts position. After working all week to prepare for Sunday services, she started attending on Sundays to see the fruits of her labors. Hearing the word of God was a windfall!

Georgann loves her family, playing games, the Colorado mountains, and packing up Sunday knowing it’s ready for the volunteers on Sunday morning. She is a homecoming queen has-been and is married to Dave, with three kids, three kid-in-laws and four grandkids.

  • Missy Mead
    Missy Mead
    Worship & Arts Creative Coordinator - Quivira
Missy Mead
Worship & Arts Creative Coordinator - Quivira

Missy has always enjoyed working with children and music. She grew up singing in church, even having her Grandma as one of her church choir directors. Missy entered college as a music major, but her love for children steered her to change her major to elementary education. Now she teaches and leads music at church—the best of both worlds!

Missy has a bachelor’s degree in education and has taught at the elementary level for 14 years. She was fortunate enough to stay home with her girls, and now is able to substitute teach, but still be available for them. Missy is excited for this new opportunity at her church home.

Missy started coming to Colonial soon after she moved to the area. She was drawn to the amazing worship and moving sermons. She and her husband became members 12 years ago or so, right before they got married. She is the Worship and Arts Creative Coordinator, working to fulfill the needs of the team and to encourage others.

Missy once sang the national anthem with her show choir at the Royals game while she was in college. She is married to Mike and they have two amazing girls, Ava and Ella. Missy enjoys all things Kansas City, family, friends, and music. She also loves Mexican food any time, any place. She’s a sucker for any good movie, and loves having family movie nights.

  • Austin Ohlmeier
    Austin Ohlmeier
    Technical Arts Coordinator
Austin Ohlmeier
Technical Arts Coordinator

As a kid, Austin had two passions: sports and music. The competition between sports and music was fierce; however, music won out in the end. The desire to create was greater than anything sports had to offer.

Austin graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Mid-America Nazarene University. He has spend the last five years as road manager for the band Don’t Know Dorothy, during which he amassed technical experience in live and studio settings.

Austin discovered Colonial through its Sundays@6 service in 2011. After being recruited for the technical arts coordinator position, it was an easy choice to land at Colonial. The task of managing the technical side of Sunday services at the Quivira campus offers challenging and refreshing experiences.

Austin enjoys a nice round of golf or binge watching episodes on Netflix. As a technology nerd, Austin reads anything on new technology. He also enjoys a good morning run.

Favorite book: Zero to One                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Favorite album: How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Favorite video game: The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask

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