Pastoral & Church Leadership

Our pastor is Michael Vollbrecht. Michael came to Peace Church in November 2018. He is currently a licensed minister with the Kansas-Oklahoma Conference of the United Church of Christ, and is in his final year of theological study at Central Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas, where he will graduate with a Master of Divinity in May 2020. In 2018, he completed a certificate program in Justice Ministry Education through Auburn Theological Seminary. Michael is responsible for the worship experience at Peace, pastoral caregiving, and Christian education. Michael is active at the local, regional, and national settings of the UCC. In 2019, he was selected to participate in the United Church of Christ Next Generation Leadership Initiative. Prior to coming to Peace, he worked for organizations such as Capital One, the University of Kansas, and Washburn University, and completed his undergraduate work in Business Management. He lives in Lawrence and is passionate about the outdoors and animals, especially his dog, Kira.

Our Leadership Team

Our Church is fortunate to be served by an outstanding cast of volunteer, lay leaders. Current members of our Consistory include:

  • Ralph Ritchie, President
  • Presha Emmert, Secretary
  • Brock Emmert, Treasurer
  • Janeen Dieball
  • Andrew Schrader
  • David Gronquist
  • Chris Dunlap

Our Support

Our office is staffed by Donna Siebert, who has served us faithfully for over twenty years. Thank you, Donna! Bruce Berroth is our groundskeeper, and you will often find Jan Diepenbrock playing our wonderful organ. Janeen Dieball keeps our sanctuary and annex looking bright and beautiful.

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