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Our LeadershipSouth KC Leadership Team
Greg EaleySouth KC Campus Pastor
Greg aspired to be a successful accountant which led him to get a degree in Accounting, months after graduation he realized God was calling him to count souls not beans. He holds a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Baptist Bible College. He also has over 20 years of ministry experience and has been at Colonial since 2017.
Greg is a Mexican food connoisseur, and likes his salsa so hot it makes him uncomfortable. If there is an off-day or simply a few minutes in between meetings, don’t be surprised to see him standing by a lake with a fishing pole in the water.
Torie SmithSouth KC Connections Director
Connections is more than just being welcomed on a Sunday morning. It’s about integration, and being seen and known throughout the week. As believers, we are called to something deeper than just a weekend experience; we are invited to participate in the work of God with the family of God, and that happens in spaces of Community and Connection. She became a believer in Jesus the summer after my senior year of high school. Right now, the most important parts of her God story are peace and transformation.
Torie holds a Bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University in Biblical Studies, a Bachelor’s degree from Ozark Christian College in Christian Ministry, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Formation from Ozark Christian College Graduate Studies. She has two cats, Fionn (pronounced Fin) and Norah and is also a huge fan of St. Joan of Arc, and the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.
Lenard ManuelSouth KC Student Ministry Director
Since early on in his life, Christ has given Lenard the love and passion to work with youth and to inspire them to become great leaders in their own families and friend groups. He studied Social Work at Dordt University in Iowa, graduated in 2014. At the start of his career, Lenard worked with troubled youth as a mentor-leader and case manager. In 2018 he was blessed with the opportunity to work with Freedom Fire Ministries as a Youth Director. He is married to Becca, and they have two children (Harmony and Atticus). Family time includes trips to the zoo and parks.
Cailin RenwickSouth KC Kids Ministry Director
Cailin has been working in ministry since 2009. Most of her ministry experience was gained from working at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center in Santa Cruz, CA. for 6 years, most recently as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Liberty University in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling through Liberty University.
Cailin has three brothers and though they live across the country, they are very close.