The Greenhouse Culture is led by a team of elders. As an elder, Pastor Jared serves as senior pastor and his main responsibility is to cast vision, while the other elders work to execute the vision, encourage, counsel, and protect the church.
Pastor Jared serves as senior pastor. Jared and his wife Mandy were married in 1999 and take great joy in their five lovely children. Jared enjoys hanging out with his family, preaching, teaching, songwriting, playing rock and roll, hearing others play rock and roll, snowboarding, learning, reading, remodeling homes and on occasion, all at the same time.
In the Fall of 2002 after earning a BA in Education from KU, Jared joined a team to plant Life Church in Olathe, Kansas. Jared served nine years as a pastor in the areas of worship, youth, and college ministries. Jared’s personal mission is to reveal, demonstrate, and communicate the Kingdom of God, through leading and serving. He was ordained in the Fall of 2010 by Resurrection Life Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was sent to plant The Greenhouse Culture.
Kalah serves as both worship leader and administrative assistant for The Greenhouse Culture. In 2007 Kalah graduated from Reign Ministries’ Kairos Discipleship School. She is a faithful and passionate follower of Jesus, and has been a part of the team since planting the church!
Sean is in charge of Greenhouse’s communications efforts and he helps lead Breakfast. Sean married Jillian in 2007 and they now live in Lawrence with their three kiddos. Sean became a follower of Jesus in 2005 under Pastor Jared’s leadership and quickly realized that he wanted to spend his life studying and teaching the Scriptures. Sean is a Colorado native with a degree in philosophy who enjoys reading, anything related to music, sports, and writing about himself in the third person.
Steve currently serves the Greenhouse family through teaching, coaching, and as a member of the board of elders. Steve is a husband, father, grandfather, and most importantly a follower of Jesus. Steve’s passion is to serve through coaching and training. His ministry background includes 23 years serving in Youth With a Mission, 10 years in pastoral work, and currently fills his time coaching ministry and business leaders.
Jacob leads our hangout for middle/ high school students called The Loft and our student ministry called Young Nation. Jacob is a committed and intentional leader. He has a gift to teach, and lead people.
Kid Nation: Elementary
Brandon and Jeni oversee our school-aged ministry. These two are no stranger to kids as they are both currently working as teachers in public schools. The energy and fun level peaks out when these guys show up!
Kid Nation: Nursery & Toddlers
Sharon oversees our weekend nursery ministry for children 3 months- 5 years old. She and her husband Jeff have 4 kids. Sharon has passionately served in ministry roles for over 15 years. She is currently working on a ministry degree at West Coast Bible College.