Leadership

Central Staff at Good Shepherd

Mark Sheets

Lead Pastor

I joined the Good Shepherd staff in the summer of 2011. I guide the mission and vision of Good Shepherd at each campus, and I enjoy watching lives transform as people experience the joy of following Christ. I draw strength from my wife Yanela, and sons Alejandro and Joaquin, and I believe that in all of our lives, the best is yet to come!

Diannah White

Executive Pastor

My role at Good Shepherd allows me the opportunity to be part of all 3 of our campuses! Providing strategy, encouraging staff culture, and ensuring financial integrity are only a few of the ways I get to take care of the business of the church. Prior to joining the staff team in 2012 I spent 19 years working for Special Olympics Missouri. I celebrate my wedding anniversary with my husband Jeff by wearing my wedding dress which provides our teenage daughter Jenna an annual embarrassing moment!

Becca Boren

Director of Youth & Young Adults

Hello! I am the director of youth and young adult ministries. I am passionate about students and having fun. I also have a wonderful dog named Hiccup! When I am not working, I love to reread Harry Potter, take Hiccup to the dog park, hike and travel. gsYouth is for students 7th to 12th grade. We are saving you a seat!

Shannon Burns

Childcare Coordinator

Jesus loves me (and you!) & I love Jesus. My main squeeze is Shawn, our precious gift is Natalie. Sprinkles always.  Quilting is my therapy. My dream car is a pink VW bug with a black top. Beaches over mountains. Sporting KC is the only team Shawn and I agree to root for together. I'm a typical middle child and thrive on happiness and joy.

Carolyn Chapman

Care, Connections, & Communications  Administrator

I'm Carolyn Chapman, and I wear a couple of different hats here—I publish the weekly newsletters and bulletins for all three campuses. But my passion is connecting people to service, small groups, and ministry. I love meeting new people, discovering their passion, and connecting them to serving within the church and joining a small group to help them in their faith journey.

Wendy Davis

Director of Operations

I am currently the Director of Operations, prior to that I worked in the preschool for 6 years. I was born and raised in Colorado and moved to KC in 2010.  I have 2 children, as well as 2 stepchildren, and one beautiful granddaughter who has Grandma wrapped around her little finger.  When not working, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, going to the movies, theater and the outdoors.

Mary Saou

Director of Communications

I serve in two roles at Good Shepherd. My communications work involves collecting & funneling information where it needs to go (announcements, website, social media, and slides). My passion is leading worship, which I get to do every week at our Platte County campus! I live in a house full of amazing, boisterous boys: my husband Mike, and two sons Noah and Judah.

Gabo (Jeffrey) Toro

Director of Visual Media

Originally from Venezuela, but I now live in Kansas City with my wife Mariana and our dog Mossi. Born and raised in a church, I have been part of worship teams since I was 4 years old. My job combines two passions: music and visual creativity.

Cathy McIntire

Director of A Turning Point

My role as Executive Director of A Turning Point, Good Shepherd's outreach ministry, is one I consider a high honor. A Turning Point serves as a catalyst to help families thrive by providing basic needs and education. Being able to serve in ministry with the population of people I’m passionate about is a daily blessing. 

Leadership

North Oak Staff

Bryan Rezen

Pastor of Discipleship

I grew up in the Northland of Kansas City.  When I'm not at church or school (my two favorite places), you can find me taking a run through the streets of the Northland or curled up & reading in a coffee shop. I've been married to the love of my life, Tara, for over 20 years, and we have two beautiful children, Brody & Olivia.

Gabo (Jeffrey) Toro

Director of Worship

Originally from Venezuela, but I now live in Kansas City with my wife Mariana and our dog Mossi. Born and raised in a church, I have been part of worship teams since I was 4 years old. My job combines two passions: music and visual creativity.

Karen Nash

Director of gsKids

My husband Jeff and I were high school sweethearts and married in 1999.  We have three energetic and fun-loving boys, Austin, Tyler and Jacob.  We have been a part of Good Shepherd since 2004, and I have been on staff since 2016.  Before then I was a stay-at-home mom for 10 years, got my teaching certificate in math, and beat thyroid cancer in 2008. My desire is that every kiddo knows the love of Jesus through relationships with others, and that they are made in the image of God.

Leadership

Platte County campus staff

Fabian Gonzalez

Platte County Campus Pastor

Hey everyone! I oversee all things Platte County. My favorite holiday is fourth of July because I love things that go boom; I make leather products in my spare time; I love the NFL, especially the Ravens and Chiefs (my two teams); and my favorite pastime is hanging out with my wife Krista and our dog Buddy.  

Shannon Burns

Director of gsKids

Jesus loves me (and you!) & I love Jesus. My main squeeze is Shawn, our precious gift is Natalie. Sprinkles always.  Quilting is my therapy. My dream car is a pink VW bug with a black top. Beaches over mountains. Sporting KC is the only team Shawn and I agree to root for together. I'm a typical middle child and thrive on happiness and joy.

Mary Saou

Director of Worship

I serve in two roles at Good Shepherd. My communications work involves collecting & funneling information where it needs to go (announcements, website, social media, and slides). My passion is leading worship, which I get to do every week at our Platte County campus! I live in a house full of amazing, boisterous boys: my husband Mike, and two sons Noah (born 2012) and Judah (born 2015).

Leadership

Gladstone campus staff

Kayla Meredith

Gladstone Campus Pastor

I live in Gladstone and love connecting our church and community. My husband Brian and I have four awesome kids. One of the greatest creations in life that I enjoy is chewing gum. In fact, I like to think of myself as a gum connoisseur.  If you are a gum person, I would love to know your favorite kind & flavor – I always love new recommendations!

Leo Campos

Director of Worship

In addition to serving as director of worship, I'm a multi-instrument musician for live or recording sessions and I teach at Good Shepherd's Music Academy. I love God, I love my family and I love to play music. My goal is to invite you to participate into the worship experience!

Mariana Toro

Director of gsKids

I love connecting kids to the love of Jesus, and am grateful for the opportunity to do that every day in my job! I also love spending time with my husband, Gabo, and our dog, Mossi. You might catch me leading a Zumba class from time to time, too!

Leadership

Little Lambs Preschool

Ashley Collier

North Oak Campus Director

Hi! I am Ashley Collier, the executive director of Little Lambs Preschool. I feel so blessed to be part of a multicampus preschool serving 300+ kids in the Kansas City area! In my free time, I love to spend time with my wife, Melissa and our 2 sons, Cole and Dylan. We love to travel, spend time outside and read together as a family.

Alison Camacho

Platte County Campus Director

I am the director for Little Lambs Preschool's Platte County campus. I have a strong desire to provide quality early childhood education to children in our community and empower teachers to become excellent leaders in their classrooms.

Cassidy Peepo

Gladstone Campus Director

I'm the Little Lambs Director at our Gladstone Campus and the mom of three sweet T’s! I enjoy being outdoors and having family time. My passion is working with kids and serving the kingdom!