MEET THE TEAM

LEAD TEAM

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.
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.
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. 

Currently accepting applications

Evangelism and Discipleship Pastor
Currently accepting applications. Email search@westefc.org for more information.
Office Administrator and Lead Pastor 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.
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

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.
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. 
Graphic Designer
Keziah is from Montana and moved to Wichita in the spring of 2017. She has been attending WEFC since the fall of that year and quickly found a home within the West family. Her favorite things are food, friends, family, and Jesus. When she is not working or volunteering she likes to spend time painting, reading, or being with her people. Keziah also works at the local zoo as a Graphics Assistant which is where she discovered a desire for taking her artistic talents to the digital world. She is excited to use her skills and apply them to furthering God's kingdom.
Communications & Worship Admin
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.

Deb Nelson

Receptionist & Nursery Coordinator
 Debra but known as Deb is 6 feet tall and enjoys her family. She became a believer in college thanks to her volleyball coach at Sterling College. She loves being goofy and cares deeply for those around her. Her passions include putting together Bible lessons for kids, even the really little ones, and eating steak. She is excited to fulfill her roles in the office, bringing her unique story and love of God.
Facility Coordinator
Craig and his wife Sherry met and married in Missouri and have been residents of Wichita since 1986. The first 25 years were spent serving at a local Baptist church. They started attending West in 2011. They both enjoy serving others and began volunteering at West. Craig joined the ministry staff in 2018 as the Facilities Coordinator. The Porters' daughter, Kiley, and her husband, Andrew Schmidt, live in Kansas City, Kansas and their daughter, Kambry, and her husband, Jeremy Milford, live in Wichita. West is a great place to serve and grow in the knowledge of the Lord.