meet our team
[ click each name for a bio ]
Kris Walters - youth ministry coordinator
I have been and continue to be resiliently in pursuit of moments when heaven breaks into the reality of my day. I got caught up in this pursuit in college, and eternally partnered in this pursuit with Laura in 1994. I also realize many of these moments in our five children every day.
mac neal - youth minister
I am a proud Minnesota girl who often prefers the cold over the heat. After my first Luke 18 retreat in seventh grade (where I was accidentally placed in a boys' sleephouse, and non-accidentally got a pitcher of water poured on me by my youth minister) I have wanted to be a youth minister. I later found out God had called me to this profession.
I graduated from the College of Saint Benedict where I enjoyed doing crazy things with wonderful people. I have a passion for good conversation with wonderful people and if coffee is involved, all the better. I seek adventure and exploring and travel, but my heart is most content when doing the simple things like sitting around a fire with friends, listening to good music, going for a long drive or reading a good book.
meredith hiller - music minister + asst. youth minister
Born and raised in St. Louis, I was radically shaken by Christ through FOCUS and the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center at KU (ROCK CHALK!). It was there that I fell in love with God and encountered a community that taught me how to dive headfirst into the adventure He desires to bring to our lives.