Leadership and Staff

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  • Kris McGee
    LEAD PASTOR

    Kris graduated from Wheaton College and Dallas Theological Seminary. Before coming to Hope Community Church in 2020, Kris served in a variety of roles on four church staffs mainly focusing on shepherding, teaching, counseling, and developing leaders.  He enjoys getting a front row seat as he watches God transform people's lives. 

  • Adam Carter
    ASSOCIATE PASTOR

    Adam graduated from Maranatha Baptist University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. After college, he served as a Minister to Students for four years. Adam has a heart to see people of all ages glorifying God together and has been at Hope since 2015, first as Lead Pastor for 5 years and now as Associate Pastor overseeing small groups and pastoral interns.


  • Stephen Ellison
    MINISTER TO CHILDREN & YOUTH

    Stephen hails from Birmingham, AL and graduated from Samford University in May of 2018. In August of 2018 he began his studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and joined HCC as a Timothy Track intern. He completed HCC's Revitalization Residency and now leads our children and youth ministries.

  • Sarah Guild
    MINISTER OF OUTWARD FACING INITIATIVES & WOMEN’S DISCIPLESHIP

    Sarah and her family have lived in various cities in the Midwest and have been in Kansas City for a good part of that time. In the various seasons of her adult life, she has worked as a high school science teacher, curriculum writer, full-time mom and women's ministry leader. She loves knowing people and developing ways of teaching and leading them that facilitate learning and growth. 

  • Laura New
    ADMINISTRATOR & ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE LEAD PASTOR

    Laura has attended Hope since 2017, and became a member in 2021.  She joined the HCC staff in May 2021. Laura has a background in music education, project management, and office administration.

  • Roxanne Adrian
    INSTRUMENTALIST

    Roxanne began her position as a pianist at Hope in October 2007. She attended Baptist Bible College and Southwestern Missouri State University in Springfield, where she received her Master of Arts in Music Education with Honor Diploma for Piano.  For 10 years, she taught in the music department at Baptist Bible College. Following that, she served on staff at another local church before making her way to HCC.