Staff

Rev. René Jensen | Rev. Denise Dugan | Debbi Adams | Rev. Mark Harmon | Rev. Chuck Pickrel | Rev. Gary Duncan | Cynthia Egger-Farris | Patty Glauser | Brandon Adams


Rev. Rene JensenRev. René Jensen, Interim Senior Pastor
rene@sacchome.org

Born and raised in Texas, René considers herself a born-again Midwesterner after living in Indiana, Nebraska, and Kansas for more than 40 years. Her Master of Divinity is from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and she has served as a co-pastor with her husband Rick at Shawnee Park Christian Church in Shawnee, Third Christian Church in Indianapolis, and First Christian Church in Omaha. Her final three years at First Omaha were as senior minister.

Feeling called to work with churches in ministerial transition, René concluded her ministry in Omaha in 2014 and went on to serve interims in Scottsdale, Arizona and Boise, Idaho. She and Rick relocated to Shawnee last fall.

René and Rick will celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary this year. They have two children. Son Peter teaches at the University of Alabama. Daughter Erica, who lives in Denver, is married and has three children: twins Cassidy and Finn and their little sister Bridget.

In her spare time René loves curling up with a good book, hiking, travel, and has recently rediscovered the fun of bicycling.

Denise DuganRev. Denise Dugan, Associate Pastor of Faith Formation
denise@sacchome.org
Denise was a founding member of Saint Andrew in 1990 and joined the Saint Andrew staff in 2004. Her passion is finding creative ways to inspire and educate children as they grow in their faith, equipping parents to share their faith with their children, and including children fully in the life of the church. She was our first Christian Education chairperson and served as Moderator in the early years of our journey, and held a variety of leadership positions before joining the staff.

Denise received her Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. She is a graduate of UMKC with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She and her husband Steve Siebers live in Overland Park.

Debbi AdamsDebbi Adams, Church Administrator
debbi@sacchome.org
Debbi has been a member of the Saint Andrew staff since September 1993. Debbi's long-time service to the church and her depth of understanding of church administration are invaluable to her as Church Administrator. She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Saint Andrew, including building usage and financial matters. Before beginning her career in church administration, Debbi's experience included an administrative position with the Jewish Community Relations Bureau and nursing at Olathe Medical Center.

Debbi and Mike, her husband of over 32 years, have lived most of their lives in Kansas City. In her free time, Debbi enjoys being outdoors, reading, gardening, yoga and spending time with her three grown children and three grandchildren.


Rev. Mark HarmonRev. Mark Harmon, Associate Pastor of Caring Ministries
mark@sacchome.org
Since 2011 Mark has been a commissioned minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He graduated from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, KS with a a Master of Divinity degree. Previously Mark served as the Chapel Service Coordinator at Countryside Christian Church and served in a variety of leadership and teaching roles there.

He and his wife Vicki are lifelong residents of the Kansas City area and are both retired after a long career with a local engineering firm. They have two adult children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.



Rev. Chuck PickrelRev. Chuck Pickrel, Youth Minister
chuckp@sacchome.org
Chuck's passion in the church is faith formation and relational ministry with young people. He has not missed a single summer of church camp in over twenty years. Chuck lives in North Kansas City with his wife, Lara, their daughter, Violet, his mom, Marilyn and their three dogs, Shelby, Faith, and Buddy. In his free time, Chuck loves collecting Lego, saving the world from Alien invasion (in video games), and working on his 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle.

 

 



Rev. Gary DuganRev. Gary Duncan, Minister of Worship and Arts
gary@sacchome.org
Gary has a BSBA from Missouri Western State College and a Master of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. He has served as Minister of Youth at Smithville Christian Church and Minister of Education at Ridgeview Christian Church before coming to Saint Andrew. He designed the worship space for the past three General Assemblies of the Disciples Church.

Gary's interests and hobbies include old architecture, antiques and landscaping. He and his partner Randy live in a 110-year-old house in Kansas City with their dogs Max, Margaret and Webster, and their cats Lucy and Ethel.

 

 

Cindy Egger-FarrisCynthia Egger Farris, Music Director
cindy@sacchome.org
Cindy Egger has been the guitarist/music director at Saint Andrew Christian Church since our first worship service in 1991. Born and raised in Iowa, she completed her Bachelor of Music degree at Coe College and then her Master of Music degree at the UMKC Conservatory of Music, where she was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Award at the Master's level.She currently teaches guitar at Kansas University, Rockhurst University, Guitar Dock, and the Toon Shop. She regularly plays gigs around the metro area, with experience ranging from bar bands, weddings and private parties, to the Kansas City Symphony, to Starlight Theatre. She has a solo CD entitled "Finger Pickin' Good" and was chosen to be included in a book written by Kathryn Sommer about local KC women called "A Power Of Her Own". Cindy enjoys most styles of music and her instrumental moments in the services reflect her diverse tastes. You might hear Spanish, Renaissance, Classical, new age, Celtic, or folk on any given Sunday. She has a very clear and strong singing voice which she combines with her masterful guitar playing to contribute to the unique Saint Andrew worship experience.

Cindy is "mother" to Chester˜ a more handsome dog you will not find. Cindy is married to Dave Farris, who is the Music Director at Overland Park Presbyterian Church.


Patty GlauserPatty Glauser, Publications
patty@sacchome.org

Patty joined the Saint Andrew staff in 2007. She has lived in Overland Park most of her life and has been married to her husband, John for over 40 years. They have three grown children and three grandchildren; one son in lives in Paola with his wife and their two daughters, one son and his wife and their daughter live in Oklahoma City, and their daughter lives in Minneapolis. Patty enjoys spoiling her granddaughters, spending time with family, knitting, reading and summer travel with her husband.

 

 

 

Brandon AdamsBrandon Adams, Building Superintendent
BrandonA@SACCHome.org

Brandon started working part-time for Saint Andrew in 1998; and he has been a full time employee since December 2010. Brandon started attending Saint Andrew with his family in 1992. He graduated from Olathe Northwest High school then went on to earn his associates degree from Butler County Community College. Brandon has helped clean and maintain the building since it was built.

In his spare time he enjoys cooking. Brandon grew up in Olathe and now has a home in Lenexa with his wife Cynthia, his three children, Olivia, Alexandria, and Bo, as well as their three dogs.

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