We believe that God has equipped every believer with gifts tailored to serve God's purposes at Harvest Ridge. Among those gifts are leadership and service.
We believe in a team approach to leadership, in which both paid staff and volunteers join together to accomplish the work and ministry of the church. Leadership is both a privilege and a responsibility. We are intentional about identifying, encouraging, and nurturing women and men, regardless of age, in the effective use of their gifts in God's Kingdom.
Jed Hollenbach, Lead Pastor
Since arriving at Harvest Ridge in 2011, Jed's encouragement to Harvest Ridge has been, "Be strong and courageous!" Practicing what he preaches, Jed has led Harvest Ridge into a culture of mission and outreach. His ministry experience is extensive, from being the child of Wycliffe missionaries in Mexico to answering a call to ministry which has led him to experiences as a youth pastor, worship pastor, and now, lead pastor. Outside of Harvest Ridge, Jed is a busy husband and father, finding great joy in spending time with his family. Along with many other area pastors, Jed's second office is a Starbucks across the street from Harvest Ridge. The church staff describes Jed as humble, creative, visionary, a TEAM builder, and a leader.
Nancy Chumley, Care Team Leader
Nancy, born in New York, but a Kansan since age six, is a natural at her staff position, Care Team Leader. She states, "I feel God has equipped me to use my life experiences to encourage and support others." Nancy and her husband, Gary, have been instrumental in establishing Harvest Ridge's deep and growing relationship with True Light Ministries. When not involved in ministry, Nancy enjoys the quiet of her sewing room or the craziness of a family get-together. The staff describes Nancy as a godly friend and a positive influence. About working with the church staff, Nancy shares, "God is first. When He is the main thing, all others seem to fall into place." In terms of ministry, this couldn't be more true.
Debbie Jensen, Office Administrator
Debbie, a preacher's kid, has been managing the Harvest Ridge office for over 20 years. She and her husband, Red, have three grown daughters and are immensely enjoying their grandchildren, Cline and Livvie. Born and raised in northwest Missouri, it's no surprise that she's a huge fan of NWMSU football. Besides college football and spoiling the grandkids, Debbie enjoys playing in the local orchestra, her musical talent a little-known attribute. About the church staff, Debbie shares that she loves the TEAM culture. "I love working together, feeling supported, and helping to support and encourage my team members.” The other staff members describe Debbie as "Super Woman”, kind, smart, and VERY important!
Krystal Hall, Youth Ministry Director
Krystal grew up in a small Kansas town called Arkansas City and attended the Nazarene church there until she moved to Kansas City two and a half years ago to study Youth and Family Ministry at MidAmerica Nazarene University. She received her calling to be a youth pastor when she was the youth director at Ark City Nazarene. They needed someone who could relate to the kids, but also lead them down a straight path. Krystal took them to senior high camp that year and was awakened to the passion of leading the next generation. She met her husband, Austin, a week after her move to Community Covenant Church in Lenexa. She served as their intern for a full year, learning everything she could about the Covenant denomination and how to successfully lead the next generation. Krystal also learned how to encourage the youth to have the desire to deepen their own relationships with Christ by being better disciples, and to share their faith so others can do the same. Austin and Krystal came to Harvest Ridge in September 2018, and she began the transition to becoming the youth director in February 2019. Austin and Krystal have had a very strong foundation that was built before them, and God is doing BIG things. They couldn't be more excited to serve in this community!
Tiffany Flanagan, Children's Ministry Pastor
After completing her Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Tiffany and her husband, Jeff, moved to Kansas City. The couple visited Harvest Ridge in the Spring of 2018, and they quickly recognized that it was a place where God was at work. Excited to serve and grow with this church, Tiffany joined the staff. Although being a Children’s Ministry Pastor is a new role for Tiffany, leading others in a spiritual context is not. She has been involved in full-time ministry vocationally and non-vocationally for more than 15 years. Outside of her part-time role at Harvest Ridge, Tiffany’s most important job is raising her daughter, Kara, alongside Jeff. She also enjoys working part time as a residential care mentor at Kansas City Rescue Mission’s Women’s Center, going for runs, and having people over for dinner.