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KC Racial Healing Network Gathering
July 28, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 28 – KC Racial Healing Network Gathering
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM CDT
$10 Per Person / Includes Dinner
16111 S Lone Elm Rd
Olathe, KS 66062
The Sending Project
This networking event for pastors, church leaders, and ministry leaders starts with dinner together, and will focus on building awareness about what churches and ministries are doing to foster racial healing in the KC metro area. Each church and ministry attending will be able to share briefly about their efforts related to racial healing, and this program will have some featured presentations from local leaders, including Sherrie Pucket, Founder of Building Bridges Ministries; Kwan Porter, Olathe Campus and Freedom Ministries Pastor with LifeMission Church; Greg Ealey, South KC Campus Pastor with Colonial Presbyterian; and Annika Bergen, Director of Communications with The Signatry. Jacob Lierz, Kansas City, KS Campus and Global Missions Pastor with LifeMission Church will also be there to represent the host church for this gathering.
Sherrie Pucket is the founder of Building Bridges Ministries and owner of New Life Christian Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor serving individuals and families who seek counseling from a Christian worldview. As a part of Building Bridges Ministries, Sherrie leads a ministry called The Family Table, which focuses on building relationships among pastors and ministry leaders. Sherrie is passionate about Unity in the Body of Christ and the importance of taking seriously the prayer of Jesus Christ in John 17:21. She is happily married to Tony Pucket, who is also a Marriage and Family therapist. Together they have four wonderful sons.
Kwan Porter is passionate about seeing people walk in freedom through Christ. He has served at LifeMission Church for 17 years and is blessed to be on the pastoral staff as the Freedom Ministry and Olathe Campus Pastor. He has been married to his beautiful wife Beth for 20 years and they have three kids.
Dr. Gregory E. Ealey, Th.M., Dmin.
Gregory Ealey is a native of Austin, Texas. He is married to Selena Ealey, and they have two children, Elias and Emmanuel. He attended Texas State University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a focus in Accounting. He received a Master of Theology degree with a focus on Pastoral Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has also earned his Doctor of Ministry from Western Baptist Bible College. He served as the ninth pastor of Paseo Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO for eight years. He now serves as the Campus Pastor for Colonial Presbyterian Church, at the South KC Campus in Kansas City, MO. He helped start a ministry called Elevate KC, a city-wide collaboration seeking to bring people together around the issues of education, human trafficking, fatherlessness and racial healing. Above all, Gregory just wants to be known as a servant of God who lives to bring God glory.
Annika Bergen is director of communications for The Signatry, a Global Christian Foundation. She co-authored The Spiritual Roots of Kansas City: Discovering the Past to Shape Our Future with Bill High, CEO of The Signatry. She volunteers with Exodus Cry to fight human trafficking, and she loves seeing churches come together to fulfill God’s heart for cities. She has served as a missionary in India and continues to write books and plant churches locally.
Jacob Lierz has been at LifeMission Church for over 15 years with his wife Teresa and their five kids. They gave their lives to the Lord there and were discipled up and sent out as missionaries. They spent 8 years with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) serving, training and ministering in several nations around the world. They pioneered a YWAM base, started a non-profit, did discipleship and church planting. Their non-profit focused primarily on literacy education with children through a mobile Library. Last year the Lord called them back to their home church to serve as campus pastors in Kansas City, KS, and to lead the global mission and local outreach departments.