Meet Our Staff

Ministry Leader Directory

Clergy & Liturgy 913.681.3348

Fr. Gary Pennings
Father Gary Pennings
Pastor
frgary@kcascension.org
Fr. Viet Nguyen
Father Viet Nguyen
Associate Pastor
frviet@kcascension.org
Fr. Brent Stull
Fr. Brent Stull
Associate Pastor
frstull@kcascension.org
Deacon John Stanley
Deacon John Stanley
jstanley@archkck.org
Deacon Kris Kuckelman
Deacon Kris Kuckelman
kkuckelman@archkck.org
Dorothy Brandwein
Dr. Dorothy Brandwein
Music Director
dbrandwein@kcascension.org

Administration & Outreach 913.681.3348

Sharon Weems
Sharon Weems
Pastoral Associate for
Administration and Outreach
sweems@kcascension.org
Patty Billinger
Patty Billinger
Minister for Care and Social Justice
pbillinger@kcascension.org
Susan Roth
Susan Roth
Office Manager
sroth@kcascension.org
Cathy Weiser
Cathy Weiser
Receptionist
cweiser@kcascension.org
Virgil Crumption
Virgil Crumpton
Maintenance/Head Custodian
vcrumpton@kcascension.org

Communications & Parish Life 913.681.3348

Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Pastoral Associate for
Communications and Parish Life
rmartin@kcascension.org
Karen Newkirk
Karen Newkirk
Minister for Stewardship and Engagement
knewkirk@kcascension.org
Marcia Jacobson
Marcia Jacobson
Minister for Parish Life
mjacobson@kcascension.org
Sarah Streitwieser
Sarah Streitwieser
Communications Coordinator
sstreitwieser@kcascension.org

Adult Faith Formation 913.681.3348

Liz Willman
Liz Willman
Pastoral Associate for
Adult Faith Formation
lwillman@kcascension.org
Family Life
Open Position
Minister for Family Life and Vocations
kcascension.org
Elizabeth Whitehead
Elizabeth Whitehead
Adult Faith Administrative Assistant
ewhitehead@kcascension.org
Ed Ballamy
Ed Bellamy
Adult Faith Coordinator
ebellamy@kcascension.org

Youth Faith Formation 913.681.7683

Dr. William O'Leary
Dr. William O’Leary
Pastoral Associate for Youth
Faith Formation
woleary@kcascension.org
Tricia Baldwin
Tricia Baldwin
Administrative Assistant
tbaldwin@kcascension.org
Joe Passantino
Joe Passantino
Minister for Young Adults
findithere@gmail.com
Anna Eftink
Anna Eftink
6th Grade – High School
aeftink@kcascension.org

Ascension School 913.851.2531

Becky Wright
Becky Wright
Pastoral Associate for ACS
School Principal
bwright@acseagles.org
Kelly Rose
Vice Principal
Janet Eckert
Janet Eckert
Administrative Assistant
jeckert@acseagles.org
Molly Johnson
Molly Johnson
Secretary
mjohnson@acseagles.org