Deacons

Kathy King

Deacon

kking@cbckansas.org

Family:  Married Dale in 1973. We have 2 adult daughters and 5 grandchildren

Spending time with our grandchildren and attending their programs and athletic events  |  Playing table games & fun party games; working crossword puzzles  |  Watching cooking shows (I enjoy watching more than actually cooking)  |  Women’s Bible Studies (The study of God’s Word and the close friends who have consistently pointed me to the truths in scripture have been a wonderful source of spiritual encouragement throughout the years!)  | Favorite Bible Verses: Proverbs 3:5-6; Psalm 139:23-24; Psalm 119:18; John 15:1-8; Romans 7:15-25 | Favorite Movies: Sound of Music”; “The Sting”  |  Favorite Books: (Other than the Bible) Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis); The Mitford novels (Jan Karon); | Favorite Foods:  Bean soup & cornbread; sweet tea; any form of dark chocolate  |  Other notable/fun facts: I was born and raised in Olathe and graduated from high school in 1969 when the population of Olathe was around 17,000. |  I thoroughly enjoy meeting and interacting with people!  I’m so grateful for the privilege and blessing of serving alongside and learning from the many godly leaders and servants at CBC who consistently reflect the love of Christ in word and action. | One item on my “bucket list” is to go whitewater rafting – before I turn 70!


Dannie Funk

Deacon

danniefunk@gmail.com

Family:  son, Donovan & wife Ellen, son Byron  & wife Deana; 7 grandchildren, Chris, David, Lily, Gracie, Gabi, Will, Claire

Hobbies: caring for flower beds, gospel music, going to see classic & antique cars & farm equipment, coin collecting | Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16, Proverbs 3: 5-6 | Favorite Book: The Bible | Favorite Movie: Music Man | Favorite Food: Pie & Ice Cream


Lawrence Friesen

Deacon

le.friesen35@gmail.com

Family:  Wife, Ellen, 2 grown sons, and 6 grandchildren

Hobbies: Yard Work | Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3: 5-6 | Favorite Movie: Music Man | Favorite Book: Bible | Favorite Food:  Scalloped Potatoes


Ellen Friesen

Deacon

le.friesen35@gmail.com

Family:  Husband, Lawrence, 2 grown sons, and 6 grandchildren

Hobbies: Flower Gardening Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 33:3 | Favorite Movie: Sound of Music | Favorite Book: My Utmost for His Highest | Favorite Food:  Fried Chicken | Other Notable/fun facts about you: I'd rather milk cows than do dishes


Keith Worrel

Deacon

kworrel@comcast.net

Family:  Wife Sheri, daughter Bethany, son Adam, son Benjamin, 7 grandchildren 

Hobbies: Outdoor work (lawn care)  | Favorite Bible Verse: James 1:27 | Favorite Movie:  None Really | Favorite Book: Gods Word | Favorite Food:  Pizza, Burgers | Other Notable/Fun Facts About You: Live a very simple, humbled life, trying to honor Jesus in all I do and say.


Sheri Worrel

Deacon

sjworrel@gmail.com

Family:  I am married to Keith.  We have 3 married children and 7 grandchildren. 

Hobbies: Just about any type of crafting (quilting, paper crafts, gardening, etc.)   | Favorite Bible Verse: One of my favorites is Daniel 11:32b "but the people who know their God will display strength and take action." | Favorite Movie:  Depending on my mood, I like to watch most "Star Trek" movies or movies with good character development like "Searching for Bobby Fisher." | Favorite Book: I love reading and rereading the series by James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small. | Favorite Food: Zio's used to make the best Thai Chicken pasta!  I would have requested it for my last meal. | Other Notable/fun facts about you:  I have never seen The Sound of Music.


Myrna Jost

Deacon

mrjost12@att.net

Family:  spouse - Walt, children – Luke & wife Emily, Jonathan (plus yellow Labrador retrievers - Bertie who is 14 and Belle who is just a puppy)

Hobbies: Playing games (mostly on the computer or phone), or watching games (Chiefs football, Sporting KC soccer, Blue Valley HS football) Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28 has meant a lot to me at different times over the years “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.“ | Favorite Movie:  The Help | Favorite Book: Bible | Favorite Food:  Ice cream | Other Notable/fun facts about you: Grew up in Hillsboro, KS youngest of 5 (3 brothers and 1 sister). Worked for John Hood at the CPA office for 20 years


Pegge Lewis

Deacon

dalewis98@yahoo.com

Family:  Dave and I have been married for 36 1/2 years and have 4 adult sons Geoff who resides with us and is a CBC member. Works at downtown Library and loves to greet many CBC members. Cory and wife Alyson both teachers at Pioneer Trail and have 2 sons Eli and Kaleb. Josh and wife MJ work and serve in China and have twin daughters Bella and Izzie. Nate is a fire/medic in NKC. 

Hobbies: watching our grandchildren,  camping, daily excursions out in nature and journaling our adventures | Favorite Bible Verse: Ps  19:7-14 | Favorite Movie:  Shawshank Redemption, which was filmed at Ohio State  Reformatory (a castle-like prison built in 1896) in my home town of Mansfield, Ohio. I interviewed for a Corrections job there right out of college. Amazing they didn't keep me as an inmate nor employee. | Favorite Book: as a youth I enjoyed Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Ludlum books | Favorite Food:  Popcorn! 


Kris Gerbrandt

Deacon

gerb.kris@gmail.com

Family:  Husband Kim; Children: Callie, Megan & Aaron

Hobbies: spending time with family and friends, reading, watching sports (Royals & Dallas Cowboys are my favorites!), exercising, enjoying sunsets  | Favorite Bible Verse: Eph. 1:3-8, 2:4-5; 3:16-21; Colossians 1; 3:12-17; Psalm 139; Hebrews 4:12-16; 1 Peter 4:8-11; Rev. 22:17, 20-21 (I hope you look every one of these verses up and soak them in!) (these are just a few - I have more if you want to ask!) | Favorite Movie: I like lots of movies, just not the scary ones. | Favorite Book: Besides the Bible (obviously!), I love New Morning Mercies devotional. I love stories about real people, suspenseful stories,  mysteries and contemporary fiction. I have a stack of books I want to read but haven’t started yet - many of which are Christian living/theology. | Favorite Food: Mexican! | Other Notable/fun facts about you: I really love coffee and being outside. Sitting on my deck drinking coffee in the morning is my happy place. I would also be willing to sit on the beach and drink coffee or sit on a deck in the Colorado mountains and drink coffee.