Mike Evans, Lead Pastor
Mike married his wife, Wendy, in 1993 and they have four children. He joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in 1991 and served with CCC until 2002, when the Lord called Mike and Wendy to join the staff of Central Christian Church in Wichita, KS. Mike served at Central as Youth Pastor for five years and then as Family Life Pastor for another two years until he sensed the call to transition to plant a church. Prayer ensued.
It was then that Mike and his wife, Wendy, moved to Lee’s Summit, MO, with the vision clearly lined out to launch a church to help people find their way back to God. Enter, Discover Church.
Read more on Mike’s Story here.
Tim Jarrett, Creative Arts Director
Tim Jarrett was born and raised in the Kansas City area. He started leading worship his freshman year of high school, and has made it a full time calling ever since. He and his wife Amber are excited to call Discover Church home and look forward to serving the city of Lee’s Summit.
Danielle Champ, Discover Kids Director
Danielle is the newest “addition” to our DC Team! Danielle was raised in Belton, MO, where she currently lives with her husband, Kyle, and son, Gunner. She has a degree in Elementary Education from Avila University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Webster University. She taught various grades for 5 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. For the past 4 years, Danielle has been working in the nursery and preschool classes at her church. Danielle joined the staff at Discover in April 2013, and she is excited to help children learn more about Jesus and their walk with him.
Rich Langston, Community Life/Small Groups Guy
Rich and his wife Beth have been married for 25 years and have four great kids. Rich is a gifted communicator, strategic thinker, and is truly one of the most personable people you will ever meet. He has a razor-sharp memory for names and faces (seriously, test him!). For years Rich and Beth have worked with married couples, led Bible studies, and taken people on mission trips around the world. Rich gives direction to our Small Group teams and does his best to keep Mike in line (big job).