Colonial Students

Connecting teens to Christ.

At Colonial, we care about students. It is our deep desire to see them experience connection to Christ! That’s why we work hard to create opportunities for them to build relationships and live out the Gospel. This allows them to know, experience, and serve Jesus. Often we have students interact in smaller groups by grade and gender. And so you know, we consider Middle School, 6th-8th grade and High School, 9th-12th grades. We can't wait to meet your student(s)!

Sunday Mornings Live

OP 10:30AM | SKC 9:15AM

A welcoming and fun atmosphere full of games, teaching, and worship that allow each student to be comfortable as they learn and grow in faith with Jesus. The first half of each service is a large group, then students move into grade-specific groups to pray, talk about life applications, and develop relationships.

Wednesday Gatherings

OP Middle School

OP High School


A high-energy night where you can jump onto the court, join in some ping-pong, kick back on a couch and hang out, meet a new friend, and learn about Jesus. We provide smaller group interactions and let students share what is important to them and ask questions among friends. Friends are always welcome to join in the fun and discussion.

student experiences

Live a new life.

Adventures together allow for fun, laughter, and friendships!
On the road or in the mission field, these trips provide  the "experience" of Him in our presence.


Summer Staff

Retreats & Camp

Mission Trips

OP Campus Students

Director, Michael Otto

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Michael and his team spend time with and pour into students at the Lighthouse. Since 2011, Michael has been called to student ministry and specifically to the students at Colonial starting in 2019. He is grateful to walk with students to help them understand who they are, their identity in Christ, and living that out in faith! Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, Krista, and 2 daughters and also touring KC coffee shops, playing disc golf, and playing guitar. He is currently enrolled at Fuller Theological Seminary earning a Masters in Global Leadership.

SKC Campus Students

Director, Lenard Manuel

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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.


What's happening next?
Often students from both campuses participate in events onsite and off campus like canoe trips, mission trips, and retreats. For the safety of students we require waiver forms so that we can need the needs of your student should a situation arise.
Student release form

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