Overland Park 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.

Christmas Program

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. Walk to the Manger Sunday is in early December.

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 Steve Powell

New Kingdom Singers & Half Pints

Two dynamic praise and worship teams for kids!
Wednesday Nights, September through April, at our Overland Park 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

Kids 3 years (by 9/1/2019) to Kindergarten
Contact: Contact Half Pints leadership at halfpintnotes@gmail.com.

Leadership: 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 Sergio Coelho

Information Table | Ministry Connector: Email Georgianne Roberts

Hospitality & Morning Refreshments | Ministry Connector: Email Sara Gordon

Communion Servers | Ministry Connector: Email Chrissy Carr

Christmas Eve Generations Choir

The Colonial Generations Choir is a treasured Overland Park 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.

Overland Park Worship & Arts Staff

  • Paulo Barros
    Paulo Barros
    Director of Worship & Arts - Overland Park Campus
Paulo Barros
Director of Worship & Arts - Overland Park Campus

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 Overland Park. 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.


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