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our pastors & Staff:
Kyle Kachelmeier

Senior Pastor

I am continually humbled by the opportunity to serve as a pastor in God's Church. I count it a privilege to be able to come alongside God's people as we seek to know and love and serve our God. Understanding the depth and breadth of God's word is a never-ending venture. Scripture paints a picture of God's character, the world he created for us, the beautiful kingdom he is calling us into, as well as who we are as a redeemed community. Discovering the beauty of these things in God's Word and connecting it with God's people is what most excites me about being a pastor.

I had the privilege of receiving my B.A. in Biblical Studies at Bethel University (St. Paul), as well as my M.Div. at North Park Seminary (Chicago). Lindsay and I have been married for 20 years and have two wonderful children, Elias (14) and Ariana (11).

Heather Perkins

Associate Pastor

After years of serving as Worship Director, I entered seminary in 2011 and crammed a three-year program into a mere seven years. Following the completion of my Master's degree in Christian Formation in December 2017, I was ordained in June, 2018 and transitioned into the role of Associate Pastor that summer.

My family includes my husband of 35 years, Glen, my son, Adam, and grand-dogs, Maiya and Cruz. My occupational background is in Human Resources and Finance. I serve The Journey bi-vocationally while working Wichita State University's downtown campus awash in a sea of contracts and spreadsheets. I am honored to walk through life with others as they discover and develop their identity in Christ.

Rowdy Wend

Youth & Worship Director

Rowdy grew up in the Wichita area and attended Friends university where he obtained a bachelor of music performance in jazz studies. Since then he has devoted his life to the study of scripture and sharing the unadulterated message found within. Rowdy and his wife Abbi have a Great Pyrenees and 3 birds. Rowdy’s other passions and special interests include and are limited to specialty coffee, writing music, woodworking, and Star Wars. 

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