Let us know you are coming and we’ll do our best to make sure you are warmly greeted and shown around.
Park in visitor parking and come to the Welcome Desk and we’ll take it from there.
OVERLAND PARK CAMPUS: 8:00 (LightHouse), 9:00 & 10:30 AM (Sanctuary)
As a young child, Tami dreamed of being a firefighter just like her dad. However, when she realized the uniform did not come in pink, she decided she needed a new career choice, though she still finds herself putting out plenty of fires at home and at work!
Tami has an undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She spent ten years working with very young children with speech and language delays and helping their parents understand what needed to be done in the home to help their children develop.
Tami and her family have attended Colonial for many years, but in 2011 Tami felt God calling her to seminary. With the support of the church, she started seminary in 2012 and quickly became passionate about applying all she was learning. Tami is part of the Groups team, helping members of the church connect and grow with each other, and encouraging them to reach out in their spheres of influence to help others discover who God is.
Tami spends most of her time supporting her kids in what they love to do. In any given week, you can find her at a barn, a sporting field or court, a choir concert or a musical. She loves dogs–the bigger the better. She is also mommy to a 110 pound Newdle (Newfoundland/Poodle) puppy named Murphy.
Pastor Todd is the Overland Park Campus Pastor. He grew up on a farm and came to faith in Christ at a summer camp. As he grew up, he knew he wanted to help people, so he thought he would become a medical doctor. Instead, his path led him into the world of business, and eventually, Christian ministry.
Todd earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and worked for eight years in the corporate world. Later he earned a master’s degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and worked at Village Presbyterian Church in Northbrook, IL for twelve years. God called Todd to Colonial in 2005. His days are spent making decisions for the campus, supporting the staff, teaching Bible studies, and helping with pastoral care. Todd loves being a pastor and helping people in their journey with Jesus.
He treasures spending time with his daughter Lauren, son Brett, son Mitchell, and his lovely wife Julie.
Hobbies: mountain climbing, biking, boating, and vacationing.
As a child, Donna loved reading and always envisioned myself as an author or a doctor. An early love of God held her steady until she received Christ her my 20’s. His love increased and blossomed in her life and that of her children and He has been her hope and salvation to this day.
While her children were young, she acquired degrees in science (nursing), Education, English and Teaching –fulfilling a part of her childhood longings for writing and caring for others. Most of her career was spent in training and development, both of people and curriculum. Recently she fulfilled the “Author” desire by writing devotionals for church throughout the advancement of the pandemic.
Colonial became her church home in 2017 when she attended the Good Friday services at the SKC Campus; what a riveting, life-altering service it continues to be each year. She became a Member in the Fall of 2017 and joined the Overland Park Staff in December 2017. She shares, “My current role as Connections Director utilizes my spiritual gifts of encouragement and teaching—connecting others to the body through trust in Jesus Christ the Lord! I am blessed to be a part of God’s body of believers at Colonial.”
When you’re visiting a place for the first time it helps to have a little inside information. You’ll probably have other questions, but here are a few that we thought you might have:
We reserve parking spots for our first time guests, so if you’re new to Colonial, pull up to the parking area closest to the front entrance and look for the signs for first time visitors. As you’re walking to the building, our greeting team will meet you. Let them know if you have any questions about the location of worship, Sunday School, restrooms, or children’s ministry. If you have any other questions or needs, stop by the Guest Information area or just ask anyone with a name tag. We love to meet new people and are happy to share about Colonial.
Colonial Kids, for ages infant through 4th grade, offers fun activities for kids at the 9:00 and 10:30 worship hours. They have their own worship time and Bible lessons, having fun while learning about Jesus. 5th grade activities take place during the 10:30 worship hour. Learn more about Colonial Kids. Kids are welcome to join their parents during worship. If so, be sure to pick up a kids worship bulletin (activity sheet). For nursing mothers, ask about the viewing room where moms and infants can watch the service together.
Services last about one hour and 15 minutes. We start by singing three to four songs. Then Lead Pastor Jim West or a guest speaker preaches. If you want to see what Pastor Jim’s preaching is like check out our sermon page.
Plan a little extra time to visit after the service. You are a very important person to us! We’d love to meet you, answer any questions you may have, and give you a gift.
Don’t feel like you have to dress up—some people do, but lots of people wear casual attire. Just wear whatever makes you comfortable.
Yes, anybody! We may be at different places in life but we all have brokenness. At Colonial we are becoming new through God’s grace, so come as you are, and we’ll see you on Sunday!