Kansas City

Kansas City

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About Kansas City

Known as “The City of Fountains,” Kansas City’s metro is home to over 2 million residents. Our tradition of jazz, blues, and bbq dates back over 200 years but Kansas City is much more than good music and eateries. Also proud of our business and sports, we are an entrepreneurial center for the midwest while quickly becoming the ‘soccer capital of the nation’ with plans to host the Men’s National Team training facilities. As with most metro areas, Kansas City has a unique opportunity for outreach and social justice both domestically and cross-culturally. Missouri or Kansas? Try both—our city is too cool for just one state.

About the Vineyard Church of Overland Park

We are about equipping thoroughgoing followers of Jesus who show his kingdom and make him known. Every day we aim to love God, surrender to God, love others, do the works and say the words of Jesus. We want to be a place where every person regardless of age, gender, social class or life experience is loved by the church and is transformed and empowered by God. We have strong community partnerships with our local schools, family agencies, and fellow churches, all with the goal of being a best friend to our community. We love our city and our fellow ‘Kansas Citians.’ We are excited to receive, love and equip kingdom leaders and to share our city with you.

Kansas City Staff

racedayJeff and Natalie Faust

Passionate about experiencing God & missions, Jeff remains steadfast in his pursuit to develop God’s next generational leaders. After getting married to Natalie in 2008 (they met in college on a blind date!), they both helped launch Ascent Ministries: a discipleship ministry focused on meeting the needs of Kansas City’s urban core while also leading college internship programs. Two kids (Kingston and Presley) and six years later, they felt called to serve the Vineyard Movement in a more direct way and fell in love with the vision of HLI. Jeff is excited to help create an authentic community focused on spiritualformation, education, and participation.With his unique history inside Kansas City’s urban core and focus on leadership development, Kansas City’s HLI site will have amazing opportunities for the students involved.

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