Doug Stevens has been our Transitional Pastor since February of 2018. Previously, Doug was a transitional pastor with churches in California and Arizona. He has served as a leadership coach with different denominations and in a variety of cultural settings, as well as a youth minister (on the San Francisco Peninsula), a college professor (in New England), and as a lead pastor with a congregation in the East San Francisco Bay Area for 12 years. He is married to Nancy and together they have 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren. Their home is in Austin, TX.
Next Generation Pastor
Tom enjoys helping “ordinary” people to engage in the extraordinary Mission of God. For him, there’s nothing better than seeing someone embrace their identity as God’s magnificent creation and give themselves to a life blessing others.
Tom has served in churches in various ministry contexts including urban Chicago, rural New Hampshire, small town West Michigan and now suburban Kansas City.
Tom is joined on this adventure by his wife Amy and their sons Jacob and Ezekiel.
Jessica has been serving at Community for the past five years. She attended Nazarene Theological Seminary where she earned two masters: M. Div. and the M.A.C.E (Masters of Christian Education). She became and ordained elder in the church of the Nazarene in 2010 while serving in North Arkansas.
At Community, she serves in a variety of roles but has a strong emphasis in evangelism and discipleship. In her spare time she is a freelance writer and consultant for various Christian publishing companies. Jessica and her husband Steve have been married for over 14 years. They have three wonderful children: Grace, Faith, and Christian.
Worship Arts Director
Jason is humbled and honored to help people discover the love of Jesus through the beauty and mystery of music and other art forms. Jason loves serving all age groups but devotes a great deal of time to co-pastoring The Loving Kind (COMMUNITY’s Young Adult Group). Jason loves storytelling and writing children’s books. He’s also a lover of sports. But there are few things Jason loves more than hanging out with his beautiful wife Jillian and their sweet boy Isaiah.
Children’s Ministry Director
Rachel has been attending COMMUNITY since 2008. Rachel grew up in the Kansas City area, her mother was an exemplary model for her of serving in the church. Rachel began ministering to children in Middle School and has continued serving in various roles throughout her adult life.
In 2017, Rachel joined the staff of COMMUNITY as Children’s Ministry Director. After a few years of staying home with her own children, she really felt called to minister to the children of COMMUNITY. Rachel and Justin, her husband, have two children, Katie and Natalie. In her free time, Rachel enjoys reading, listening to and playing music, cooking, baking, and gardening.
In her role as Church Administrator, Alexia has ties to many ministries. But you are most likely to catch her co-leading The Loving Kind (our young adult ministry), planning the next mission trip for Global Missions (probably to Haiti), dreaming up new ways to share Christ’s love with her Community Engagement Team, chasing middle schoolers with a dodge ball in a game of gaga during youth group or sketching out her latest ideas for the building with the Properties Team. In her spare time, Alexia is a freelance writer and a Children’s Ministry consultant. When she and her husband Nathan aren’t helping their three kids – Aiden, Felicity and Nora – with homework, Alexia is doing her own assignments, working toward an M.Div.
Dara Russell has been a member of Community Covenant Church since 1996. In 2002, after being a stay at home mom for twenty years, she joined the staff at Community as an administrative assistant for the Adult and Children’s Departments. At present she is the Administrative Assistant to Pastor Jessica Springer and Adult Ministries. Favorite verse of Scripture is Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
Staci has been working for COMMUNITY since 2016. Always cheerful, Staci uses her attitude to greet anyone who walks into the COMMUNITY office with a laugh and a smile. Currently she assists Pastor Doug and Jason with their ministries while also pursuing her passion for Missions by supporting that ministry as well.
A lover of unsweetened iced teas, dark chocolate, and the musical My Fair Lady, Staci enjoys life with her husband Rodney and their daughter, Kaitlyn.
For Adam, COMMUNITY is home for him. He started attending COMMUNITY in high school and has been attending for over 20 years now. He has always enjoyed serving Christ through serving the church.
In 2017, Adam joined the office staff and has continued to serve to the best of his ability. Having had a passion for Children’s Ministry for years, it makes sense that Adam is the Administrative Assistant to Children’s Ministry and the Preschool & PDO Ministry here at Community.
Bob has been serving as Lay Pastor for Prayer Ministry. He’s Been leading a dedicated group that meets in our Prayer Room on Wednesday evenings to pray about all the prayer requests that have been received by our church throughout the week.
In his earlier years, Bob has served as the Kansas City Area’s Chairman of the Young Life Committee, Area Chairman of the Christian Service Brigade, and Camp Director of Pioneer Ministries. He did this while also working as a mechanical engineer, business owner, and manager.
Bob shares life with his delightful wife Carol. Together they enjoy a dozen grandchildren.