Kansas City Staff
Chaz and Heather Bell
Jesus said that He came so that we may have life and have it to the fullest. It is the pursuit of this abundant life in Christ that fuels Chaz’s passion for mentoring the next generation of church leaders. Chaz moved to Kansas City in 2008 to pursue his graduate degree at UMKC. After marrying Heather in 2009, they both became heavily involved with the Intervarsity chapter on campus, launching Bible studies and training other student leaders in evangelism. After graduation, Chaz was hired as faculty at UMKC and Heather went on staff with Intervarsity as a campus minister. Chaz is passionate about creating authentic community where people can create their own stories with God by focusing on spiritual formation, education and providing opportunities to lead.
Chaz and Heather started attending Vineyard Community Church in 2011 and were eager to get involved. From leading a worship and a small group to serving on the board of elders, God has been uniquely preparing Chaz for mentoring students in Kingdom leadership and ministry. After attending Cause Con 2016, Chaz and Heather felt strongly that God was calling them deeper into ministry. They enrolled in the Residency + program in January 2017 and will complete the program this December. Heather serves as the Mid-Week Children’s Director at VCC and is launching our Awana’s program this fall. As the parents of three kids (Melody, Caedmon and Sylas), Chaz and Heather are passionate about training up the next generation to take hold of all that God has for them and never settle for less.