Kathy King


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!

Marilyn Friesen


Family:  Husband: Russ; Children: Libby, Abby, James and Benjamin

Hobbies: baking, gardening, jogging, taking walks and riding bike with Russ, playing games and spending time with family | Favorite Bible Verses: Phil. 4:8, 1 Tim. 6:17-19, Isa. 26:3-4, Rom. 12:12 | Favorite Movie: I enjoy watching Pride and Prejudice by myself, Avengers movies with my family. | Favorite Book: I wish I read more, but mostly, books sit partially read in a stack. I have enjoyed reading a few Agatha Christie books lately, but mostly try to spend the time I do read in the Bible. | Favorite Food: homemade Stromboli and salad watching a movie with my family | Other Notable/fun facts about you:  I grew up on a dairy farm outside of Hillsboro, KS so my summer job growing up was milking cows. I am a physical therapist and have 2 part time jobs that I enjoy, one is working with kids in schools and the other is doing home health seeing mostly geriatric people so I get to see people at both ends of the age spectrum. I recently started drinking coffee but it has to be flavored, I can’t drink the hard stuff!

Sheri Worrel


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


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

Kim Gerbrandt


Family: Kris, Callie, Megan, Aaron

Hobbies: bicycling, working around the house | Favorite Bible Verse: Colossians 1; James 1 | Favorite Movie: “Unforgiven” | Favorite Books: I've liked stuff by David McCullough, Tom Clancy | Favorite Food: chips and salsa | Other notable/fun facts about you: I've never seen The Little Mermaid but my dog is named Ariel.

Kris Gerbrandt


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.

Gene Carlisle


Family: Wife, Janet; 6 children and 20 grandchildren

Hobbies: Camping, fishing, golf, the beach, bowling and playing sax | Favorite Movie: Chariots of Fire, Second Hand Lions, and The Sound of Music | Favorite Authors: George MacDonald and C.S. Lewis | Other notable/fun facts about you: I enjoy Bible study as well as sharing and teaching its marvelous truths to others. I continue to make new discoveries in the Word and am humbled by how little I actually know, and even more by how little I have applied to my life; but "His Mercy is More".

Janet Carlisle


Family: Husband, Gene; 6 children and 20 grandchildren

Hobbies: Sewing, quilting, reading, puzzles and spending time with family | Favorite Bible Verses: Proverbs 3:5-6 | Favorite Movies: Gone with the Wind, Second Hand Lions, and Sound of Music | Favorite Foods: Dark chocolate and strawberries 


Matt Just


Family: Susan, Ryan, Ben, Madison

Hobbies: Grilling/smoking, music, guitars, exploring. | Favorite Bible Verse: “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” - 2 Corinthians 5:21. | Favorite Movies: I enjoy a good, semi-historically accurate war movie, also usually anything action/adventure related. | Favorite Books: I don't read very many books, but they tend to be historical in nature. | Favorite Foods: Anything grilled or smoked, Mexican food. | Other notable/fun facts about you: I enjoy tinkering with computers and have even built a few.