To the elders among you, ... Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 1 Peter 5:1-3
Mark and Jodi Hayward (top picture)
Mark and Jodi Hayward were both baptized into Christ through the Campus Ministry in their respective Universities, Jodi at Illinois State University in 1981 and Mark at Missouri State University in 1979. After completing Ministry training at a Graduate program in Florida, Mark was hired as the Campus Minister at ISU in Normal, IL where he met Jodi in 1985. Mark and Jodi have been married for 28 years. They were appointed Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader while leading the church in Wichita, Kansas. They have served together in the full time ministry for a total of 18 years; 8 of those years were serving on the Kansas City Church of Christ staff. Mark was appointed an Elder in 2004. Since then, he and Jodi serve as a shepherding couple. Over the last 10 years, Jodi became an Educational Consultant and Mark became an Asset Manager for a plumbing, heating & cooling company. Mark and Jodi were blessed with 3 children who are all disciples: Nate (27) is a Campus Minister in Omaha, NE, Mallory (23) married Jeremy Melcher-Post and they work full time in the Teen Ministry in San Diego, CA. Ariana (18) is attending college in Kansas City.
Mike and Carol Roberts (middle picture)
Born and raised in Kansas City, Mike Roberts has been a lifelong resident of this wonderful city, except for his college years at Kansas State University. While at KSU, he was first introduced to true Christianity in the fall of 1981 as part of a campus ministry planting from Gainesville, Florida Church. There he met his wife Carol who is from a small town in northeast Kansas. They started attending the Kansas City Church of Christ shortly after the initial church planting. Carol was baptized into Christ in 1986. Mike and Carol have been married for over 31 years.
Through the years Mike and Carol have served the church in a variety of capacities including: Bible Talk Leader, Book Ministry Leaders, Sector Leader, and Deacon couple. Mike was appointed an Elder in 2005. They are thankful that a as a couple they can serve and shepherd the church family. Mike currently works as a consulting engineer, and Carol is a Registered Nurse.
They have two daughters. Alicia Carr, their oldest, lives in Kansas City with her husband Chandler and attends the Kansas City Church. Their youngest daughter, Heather, is part of the singles ministry of the Greater Houston International Church of Christ.
Malvin and Kim Warrick (bottom picture)
Malvin & Kim Warrick became disciples and joined the Church of Christ movement in 1991 in the St. Louis
Church of Christ. They were also members of the Sacramento and Cincinnati Churches of Christ before moving to Kansas City in 1998. Malvin was appointed as an Elder in Kansas City in 2005 and as a couple they have faithfully served in various capacities including leading the new Christian's and Move-ins dinners and the Church's Shining Stars Preschool oversight. Their 3 children, Malvin Jamal (26), Brittney (24) and Bethany (18) are disciples. Malvin Jamal serves in the Lawrence Church of Christ and Brittney in the Houston Church of Christ. Bethany is in college. Malvin's professional career spans 4 companies in operations, marketing, consulting and business development capacities. Kim has served in the church's preschool for over eleven years. They love the Lord, family time, movies, sports and travel. They enjoy
strengthening families and marriages.