Ministry Area: As Director of Family Ministries, I organize Sunday School curriculum for both Children and Youth, train teachers, lead youth group, form relationships with parents, children and youth. Providing a safe space for children and youth to learn about the love God has for them is one of my top priorities. Under Kids’ Discipleship, I supervise the CORE Early Childhood Ministries, children birth through Pre-K. Also, CORE-Kids (Elementary age kids) and CORE- Youth Ministries (6th-12th Grade). I also teach and lead Bible studies and children’s church.

Brief Bio: I was born right here in Wichita, Kansas. I grew up on the west side of Wichita and attended Goddard High School and received my Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Friends University. I played soccer in HS, College and Semi Pro. I love the game and am lucky enough to coach both my daughters’ teams. I was at Pleasant Valley UMC for 13 years as the children and Youth Director. I am excited to be a part of the First UMC team. I look forward to getting to know all the children, youth and parents and making this ministry great.

Family: I have been married to my wife Amy for 15 years. We have 2 Daughters, Payten and Avaree. We also have a 3 year old miniature schnauzer named Stella.

Interests: I enjoy coaching soccer, working in the yard, and watching my children play sports. I love to read about history and watch sports on TV. I am a HUGE KANSAS JAYHAWK Fan. ROCK CHALK!

A Favorite Bible Verse: John 14:6

Jesus told him “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me”.

 

bradr@firstwichita.org