MEET THE TEAM

LEAD TEAM

Ken Cooper

Lead Pastor
Ken came in as our Lead Pastor in 1999. He would love to meet you when you visit West E. Free Church. A graduate of Dallas Seminary with a Masters in Theology and Doctorate in Ministry, God has gifted Ken in preaching and applying scriptural principles to everyday life.

Greg Smith

Student and Missions Pastor
Greg is originally from Wichita and spent over a decade serving in churches in Illinois and Wisconsin before he came home to Wichita and to West E. Free in 2006. He received his Master’s degree in Religious Education from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He believes firmly to his core that “ministry happens in the context of relationships,” and he is committed to helping people grow in their walk with Christ.

Adam Leichner

Worship and Young Adults Pastor
Adam is originally from Wichita, and spent his first eight years of ministry serving in churches in Kansas and Oklahoma, before joining the staff at WEFC in 2014. He and his wife Meagan have two children, Elijah, and Iva Grace. Adam has a passion for worship and  believes that God moves in powerful ways when His people come together in corporate worship. 

Kyle Seal

Adult Ministries Pastor
Kyle is originally from Arkansas where he spent his first 20 years in ministry serving in collegiate ministry and then as a Discipleship Pastor. He received his Doctorate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Kyle and his family moved to Wichita in June of 2018. He is married to Ashley and they have one daughter, Abbie. 

Chrissy Geisler

Office Administrator and Lead Pastor Admin
Chrissy and her husband Larry moved to Wichita in 2010 and began attending WEFC with their 3 children, Kian, Nya and Quinlyn. Their family has been a part of Life Groups, served in the Children’s Ministry and now lead Coffee Ministry. It is her desire to help others feel welcomed, ministered to and loved as much as she and her family have experienced at West.

Leslie Holeman

Director of Kids Ministry
Leslie is married to Frank and together they have four children; Tyler, Kora, Micah and Henry.  Leslie loves being outdoors and runs on lots of coffee.  Leslie has been in children’s ministry leadership in Wichita since 2007 and joined WEFC in 2019.  She can’t remember a time that she was not serving in kids ministry.  She loves partnering with parents to grow and develop a child’s faith by developing programming that is fun and Christ centered and geared to what phase of life they are in.

MINISTRY STAFF

Deanna Cox

Student Ministry Admin
Deanna is originally from Wichita, but spent almost 30 years traveling around the world as an Air Force spouse before returning home in 2018.  She and her husband, Steve, have four children each living or going to college in different states.  Deanna is excited to have found WEFC and to be a part of students coming to know Christ and grow deeper in their walk with Him.

Annette Edwards

Kids Ministry Admin
Annette is married to Mike, and they have five children. God brought them to WEFC in 2015. Annette has worked with preschool children for over 20 years. She has worked both as a volunteer and as the Kids Ministry Admin. She has been involved in several ministries here such as teaching Sunday School, Awana Cubbies, Moppets, VBS, and Fall Festival. 

Elijah Hoyer

Student Ministry Intern
Elijah is a student at Eternity Bible College where he is pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies. He has attended WEFC since 2016. Shortly after he started attending, he was brought on as the Youth Worship Director. When he is not at work you can find him at local coffee shops, hanging out with friends downtown, or any place he can set up a hammock.

Luke Lallament

Graphic Designer
Luke is a student at Wichita State, studying Graphic Design. He likes to be active and enjoys the outdoors. His special talents include longboard dancing, slacklining, and eating food. Luke has a part time lawn care business, along with designing logos and other small art projects. When he is not working, you can find him at Chick-Fil-A or Ecclesia (coffee shop). He is looking forward to using his skills in ministry at WEFC.

Jen McDermott

Adult Ministry Admin
Jen is a native Floridian, but traded the Sunshine State for the Sunflower State in 2004. She and her husband, Patrick, and their oldest son started attending West in 2006 after moving to the west side. Since then they have added three more kids to their family and have participated in many ministries at West. Jen loves cookies, creating pretty things,  laughing, and singing loudly in her car.

Virginia Olson

Communications & Worship
Virginia Olson has been attending West E. Free Church since 1980 with her husband, Phil. In the fall of 2002 Virginia began her service here as our Administrative Assistant for Communication and Worship Ministry. The Olsons’ daughter, Kristen, and her husband are in Atlanta, so Phil and Virginia are happy to have their daughter, Emily, and her husband working locally.

Patty Owings

Receptionist
Patty is married to her high school sweetheart, Ron. Their family includes Nathan, Charissa, Carter, Wesley and Landon Geib of Jefferson, Oregon (formerly of WEFC) and Bryce and Victoria McClure of WEFC. 

Craig Porter

Facility Coordinator
Craig was born in Texas and his family settled in Missouri where he met and married his bride of 34 years! They have two awesome girls.  Kiley and Andrew Schmidt live in Kansas City, Kansas.  Kambry married Jeremy Milford in February 2019, and they reside in Wichita.

Carrie Swanson

Nursery Coordinator
Carrie and her husband, David, began attending West in 2002, about a year before their marriage. They have two sons, Micah and Isaiah. Over the years Carrie has volunteered in many different areas including AWANA, Youth Drama, and Women’s Ministry. She loves kids and is excited to now serve as the Nursery Coordinator.