Our Staff

our staff

Pastoral Staff

Reverend Dr. Alice Purvis
Senior Pastor,
Reverend Dr. Alice Purvis
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Rev. Dr. Alice Purvis is a native Kansan who has also spent time in Illinois, Texas and across the border from McAllen in Reynosa, Mexico.  She was raised in a Methodist family, her father being a pastor in the former Kansas East Conference.  Receiving her undergraduate degree from K-State she worked a number of years in the disability field where she completed work on her Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling.  Then after some time in Illinois she began to sense the call to seminary and full time ministry.    She first spent a few years on the Texas/Mexico border doing mission work then finally ended up at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City earning her M.div and then more recently completing work for a Doctor of Ministry in Revitalizing Congregations.
Pastor Alice has been pastoring churches in Kansas since 2000.  She has two adult sons, one married with four children and the other living and working in Chanute and one "blended in" daughter" whose daughter thinks of Alice as her grandma.

Pastor Alice enjoys camping, boating, music, games, reading, her grandkids and anything K-State.  She has greatly enjoyed her ministry in Fredonia, working with the many dedicated and caring folks who want to do their best to help others know they are loved.
Administrative Assistant, Marci Casteel
Administrative Assistant,
Marci Casteel
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Marci Casteel is our office manager and currently hails from Neodesha where she lives with her husband Mark.  She was raised in this area and knows it well.  She enjoys her cats and visiting with her parents who live in Fredonia.
Music Director,
Rebecca Timmons
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Rebecca Timmons, a band teacher in Neodesha, life long resident of the area directs our Vocal and Bell Choirs.  Very gifted and a great positive to our music ministry.
Twila Schoolcraft
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Twila Schoolcraft, a very talented musician plays our pipe organ as well as the piano for vocal choir and praise band.  She is also a member of our Bell Choir. 
Head Usher,
Fred Lorentz
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