Our Leadership

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Don Pahl

Interim Pastor

Office: (913) 681-3003
E-Mail: pastor@fellowshipofgrace.org

Pastor Don currently serves at Grace Fellowship Church while the search committee is in the process of finding a new pastor. 

Favorite verse:  "I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death." - Philippians 3:10 

Interests:  Grandkids, hiking, Bible study, lawn & garden, & woodworking


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Christina Zelinski

Communications Director

Office: (913) 681-3003
E-Mail: communications@fellowshipofgrace.org

Favorite verse: "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10

Interests: reading, traveling, gardening & finding great restaurants in KC


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Leslie Simmons


Office: (913) 681-3003
E-Mail: bookkeeper@fellowshipofgrace.org

Favorite verse: "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." - Lamentations 3:22-23

Interests: vacations at the beach, lifting weights, playing with granddaughter


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Cliff Coss


Favorite verse: "But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." - 2 Timothy 3:14-17 

Interests: photography, traveling, history of technology, & presidential history


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Jon Rasmussen

Elder Chair

E-Mail: elderjon@fellowshipofgrace.org

Favorite verse: "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." - 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Interests:  Apple products, spending time with family, helping with car repairs, & Church


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Doris Holthaus

Grace Garden Preschool, Director

Office: (913) 239-9787
E-Mail: gracegarden@fellowshipofgrace.org

Favorite verse: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6

Interests: spending time with grandchildren & family, and gardening


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Chet Toole


E-Mail: elderchet@fellowshipofgrace.org

Favorite verse: "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ." - Ephesians 1:3

Interests: music (orchestral, choral, band), reading history, travel


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Howard Holthaus


E-Mail: hdholthaus@gmail.com

Favorite verse:  The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. - 2 Corinthians 10:4-5

Interests: Listening to Contemporary Christian music, spending time with children and grandchildren, history, setting puzzles, watching college basketball