Meet Our Staff

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Rev. Dr. Chris Wilson

Senior Pastor

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Chris began his ministry at Saint Andrew in May of 2020.  He is excited to be in Olathe, KS after spending most of his life in Texas and New Mexico.  Before coming to Saint Andrew, he served Rush Creek Christian Church in Arlington, TX, Los Altos Christian Church in Albuquerque, NM and River Oaks Christian Church in Fort Worth, TX.

Chris’ education includes a Bachelors in Business Administration from Texas Christian University, a Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  He recently became a Certified Financial Education Instructor with the National Financial Educators Council.

Chris celebrates a joyful marriage to his wife Jennifer of over 23 years.  Jennifer is also an ordained minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and grew up in Raytown, MO.  They have two fantastic children.  Their daughter, Sara, begins college as a freshman at Butler University with a focus in pharmacy.  They also have a son, Walker, who is in middle school.

Chris’ interests outside of church includes golf, reading, hiking, nature, travel, and art.

Chris currently serves the wider church of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the following ways: Chair of the Board of Christian Board of Publication/Chalice press, Board member of Bethany Fellows, and serves as a member of the General Board of the denomination.

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Rev. Denise Dugan

Associate Pastor of Faith Formation

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Denise is a founding member of Saint Andrew and joined the Saint Andrew staff as Director of Children’s Ministries in 2004. Her passion is finding creative ways to inspire and educate children, include children fully in the life of the church, and provide cross-gen opportunities for adults and children to grow in faith together. She was our first Christian Education chairperson and served as Moderator of the congregation in the early years of our journey.

Denise was ordained in 2014 after attending Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. She is a graduate of UMKC with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She and her husband Steve Siebers live in Overland Park.

 

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Rev. Chuck Pickrel

Youth Minister

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Chuck's passion in the church is faith formation and relational ministry with young people. He has not missed a single summer of church camp in over twenty years. Chuck lives in North Kansas City with his wife, Lara, their daughter, Violet, his mom, Marilyn and their three dogs, Shelby, Faith, and Buddy. In his free time, Chuck loves collecting Lego, saving the world from Alien invasion (in video games), and working on his 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle.

 

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Rev. Gary Duncan

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Gary has a BSBA from Missouri Western State College and a Master of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. He has served as Minister of Youth at Smithville Christian Church and Minister of Education at Ridgeview Christian Church before coming to Saint Andrew. He designed the worship space for the past three General Assemblies of the Disciples Church.

Gary's interests and hobbies include old architecture, antiques and landscaping. He and his partner Randy live in a 110-year-old house in Kansas City with their dogs Max, Margaret and Webster, and their cats Lucy and Ethel.

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Rev. Mark Harmon

Associate Pastor of Caring Ministries

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Mark is a native of the Kansas City area and he spent much of his life working for a major engineering firm in the area. Near the end of that career, Mark experienced a call to ministry and entered seminary to pursue a Master of Divinity degree. In May of 2017 he achieved that goal, graduating with the Presidential Citation for the highest GPA in the Master of Divinity program and the Wheeler-Proctor Award for Excellence in Theology. After serving as a ministry intern at Saint Andrew, he became a part-time staff member in July of 2017 and was ordained in August of 2017.

In addition to his duties at Saint Andrew, Mark serves on the Commission on Ordination and Standing for the Greater Kansas City Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Mark and Vicki, his wife of nearly 40 years, live in Overland Park with their demanding and spoiled dachshund Smith.

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Cynthia Egger Farris

Music Director

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Cindy Egger has been the guitarist/music director at Saint Andrew Christian Church since our first worship service in 1991. Born and raised in Iowa, she completed her Bachelor of Music degree at Coe College and then her Master of Music degree at the UMKC Conservatory of Music.  She currently teaches guitar at  Rockhurst University and Guitar Dock. She regularly plays gigs around the metro area, with experience ranging from weddings, funerals and private parties, to the Kansas City Symphony, Starlight Theater, and MTH Theater. She has 2 CD's featuring her fingerstyle guitar playing.  Cindy enjoys most styles of music, which is evident in the varied musical styles you will hear on any given Sunday morning. She has a very clear and strong singing voice which she combines with her masterful guitar playing to contribute to the unique Saint Andrew worship experience. 

Cindy is mother to a blended family of canines and is married to Dave Farris.

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Debbi Adams

Church Administrator

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Debbi has been a member of the Saint Andrew staff since September 1993. Debbi's long-time service to the church and her depth of understanding of church administration are invaluable to her as Church Administrator. She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Saint Andrew, including building usage and financial matters. Before beginning her career in church administration, Debbi's experience included an administrative position with the Jewish Community Relations Bureau and nursing at Olathe Medical Center.

Debbi and Mike, her husband of over 36 years, have lived most of their lives in Kansas City. In her free time, Debbi enjoys being outdoors, sewing, reading, gardening, yoga and spending time with her three grown children and three grandchildren.

 

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Patty Glauser

Communications Coordinator

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Patty joined the Saint Andrew staff in 2007. She has lived in Overland Park most of her life and has been married to her husband, John for over 40 years. They have three grown children and three grandchildren; one son in lives in Paola with his wife and their two daughters, one son and his wife and their daughter live in Oklahoma City, and their daughter lives in Minneapolis. Patty enjoys spending time with her granddaughters, knitting, quilting, reading and summer travel with her husband.

 

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Brandon Adams

Building Superintendent

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Brandon started working part-time for Saint Andrew in 1998; and he has been a full time employee since December 2010. Brandon started attending Saint Andrew with his family in 1992. He graduated from Olathe Northwest High school then went on to earn his associates degree from Butler County Community College. Brandon has helped clean and maintain the building since it was built.

In his spare time he enjoys cooking. Brandon grew up in Olathe and now has a home in Lenexa with his wife Cynthia, his three children, Olivia, Alexandria, and Bo, as well as their three dogs.