PRAY FIRST is a core value at Colonial. We care for our church family, the community, those who are hurting due to a variety of circumstances through prayer and expressions of Christian love in Jesus’ name. If you feel comfortable sharing, please complete online request for care or prayer. It’s a blessing to come alongside you on your journey.
John 4:7 Let us love one another, for love comes from God. 

If You Seek Pastoral Care

Let us come alongside 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 (Overland Park Campus)



Pastor Tami Lundgren (Overland Park Campus)



Pastor Bob Lehleitner



Pastor Mark Potter (South KC Campus)



Pastor Greg Ealey (South KC Campus)


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.



“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 Overland Park 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 South KC. 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.

  • Martha Madderom
    Martha Madderom
    Colonial Cares Coordinator - OP Campus
Martha Madderom
Colonial Cares Coordinator - OP Campus

Martha grew up in a Christian family and was involved in church from a very young age. She accepted the Lord as her Savior around age 9 and she is so thankful He filled her with His love and peace throughout her growing up years. Martha served in many ministry areas as an adult, for example; children’s ministry, middle school and high school ministries, leading Bible studies and was very involved in the Mops (Mother of Preschool) program and mentoring. The Lord placed a strong desire on her heart to care for His people inside the church. To this day her mantra has been, “If anyone can get themselves through the front door of church, I will welcome them and show God’s love.”

Martha met her husband Tim at college and they married a year after they graduated. Together they have three girls. Catie is their oldest and teaching English at Blue Valley West and coaching cheer; Olivia is their middle daughter and will be graduating from Kansas State with a Communications degree; and Annelise is their youngest and is a freshmen at Kansas State, studying to teach in the field of special education.

Martha’s role at Colonial as Colonial Cares Coordinator for the Overland Park Campus is a dream come true, literally! Her first friend at Colonial was Christa Viloria and she followed her around praying for the congregation and served in various ministries through the prayer and care team. One day she and Christa  were serving with The Blue Project and she casually told Christa that she really enjoyed serving others and would love to have her job someday. They both had no idea what the future would hold but, it is such a blessing!

  • Ruth Smith
    Ruth Smith
    Colonial Cares Support Admin Assistant - OP Campus
Ruth Smith
Colonial Cares Support Admin Assistant - OP Campus

Ruth graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a major in Graphic Design.  Her husband Dave attended K-State, KU Medical School, Michigan State for residency, and the Cleveland Clinic for fellowship.  He is a sports medicine physician at KU Health System.  Dave attended Colonial with his family growing up.

After college Ruth worked at a couple of advertising agencies briefly until landing a job at Hallmark Cards, Inc.  She started as a Designer at Hallmark, was promoted to a Design Studio Manager, and finally served as a Product Planner.  She retired four years ago after 29 years of working at Hallmark.

For about two decades Ruth worked in Children’s Ministry at Heart Community Church and Christ Community Church in Leawood and then went to the Brookside location to help with a church plant and helped start the Children’s Ministry program there.  She loves encouraging and teaching these little ones about Jesus!

Although she does not have children of her own she has very close relationships with her nieces and nephews.  She was involved in their lives as they grew up and matured into the lovely young adults they are today.  She married Dave five years ago.  She truly loves and enjoys her developing relationship with his son, three daughters, and their spouses and grandson.