Leadership and Staff

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  • Kris McGee

    Kris graduated from Wheaton College and Dallas Theological Seminary. Before coming to Hope Community Church in 2020, Kris served in a variety of roles 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

    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.

  • Sarah Guild

    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, 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. 

  • Matt Ford


    Matt grew up in College Station, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University. Matt has lived in the Kansas City area for 6 years and has attended Hope since 2021, where he met and married his wife Susanna. Matt has been involved in various student ministries since college and has been leading worship for the last 10 years. He is excited to get to be a part of what God is doing here at Hope!

  • Laura New

    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

    Roxanne began her position as a pianist at HCC in October 2007. She attended Baptist Bible College and Southwestern Missouri State University, 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. She then served on staff at another local church before coming to Hope.