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.
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.
Meets once a month; September–November and January–April.The worship choir for our 10:45 AM service. Along with worship, the Celebration Choir prepares and presents special music and larger seasonal projects for Christmas and Easter.
For Grades 1-5. Our kids’ worship choir leads in the service periodically and presents a special spring musical for family, friends, and the community. Rehearsals are integrated into regular Kids programming.
Our volunteer production teams for high school through adult offers the opportunity to be trained and to serve in a number of technical and production related areas—sound, lights, media, etc. Experience is always helpful, but not at all necessary. Willing hands and a servant’s heart are the only tools needed!
Meeting times: Once-a-month: September–November and January–April
Our premiere roster of Colonial instrumentalists for high school through adult, is used to support our Sunday morning worship band, our orchestra, and other special services throughout the year.
Students, come explore and develop your musical gifts with classes in acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass, drums, keyboard, sound engineering and voice.
For Middle School–Adult. Our select group of singers and instrumentalists lead Sunday morning worship 2–3 times a month. Music interview is required.
To get involved in any of the groups listed above, click the interest form below.
Jeff was born and raised in Shawnee, KS with a banjo in one hand and an opera score in the other. His extreme eclectic tastes in music led him straight down the path of performance throughout his teenage years.
Jeff did his undergraduate studies in choral music and vocal performance at Kansas University and the UMKC Conservatory. He received his degree in Music Education from the Conservatory in 1987. Jeff has also been involved in the local KC music and theatre scene as a performer, arranger and music director for the last 25 years working in venues such as the KC Lyric Opera, Quality Hill Playhouse, Theatre in the Park and the New Theatre Restaurant.
Jeff began his ministry at Colonial in 1990 under former head Pastor Ted Nissen, and attributes his heart for ministry to Ted’s guidance and leadership. Jeff serves as the Director of Worship and Arts at the South KC Campus, where he leads worship and oversees music and arts programming for all ages and abilities.
Jeff is the lucky 24-year husband of his wife Lee Ann as well as the proud-but-weary father of his three boys Chad, Casey and Connor. Jeff says, “Thanks for always being there, gang!”