Meet Our Staff

Meet our Staff

The staff at Second Baptist Church offers our faith community a wide variety of backgrounds, education, skills, passions, and gifts.  The team has one thing in common: a love of Christ and serving Him. Click on the links below and read a short message from each of them and get to know us a little better. Additionally, you can send a message to any of them by clicking on the email link next to their name.

Ministry Team


    Jason Edwards       |       Senior Pastor       |       Email 

  Connie McNeill     |     Associate Pastor of Administration and Discipleship       |       Email


    Charles Smith     |      Associate Pastor for Students       |       Email


Chip Handrich    |    Associate Pastor of Worship & Music       |       Email


  Gwen Phillips       |       Children's Pastor       |       Email

Emmitt Drumgoole | Pastoral Resident | Email




Robin Ruhlman      |      Kitchen Coordinator   |      Email

  Kim Halfhill |      Engagement Director     |       Email

 Charlie Hughes   |     Interim Senior Adult Ministries Coordinator    |     Email

  Karen Rogers   |       Interim Missions Coordinator   |       Email

Support Staff

Ellen Gregory Ministry Assistant for Computer Support M, W, 9:30 - 4:30 Email
Janet Hill Ministry Assistant for Communications and Marketing Support  M - F, 9 - 2   Email
Karri George  Ministry Assistant for Office Support T, W, Th, 8:30 - 4:30 Email
Dawn Erkmann Ministry Assistant for Congregational Support M, W, F, 8:30 - 4:30 Email
Lisa Kopala Ministry Assistant for Congregational Support T, Th 8:30 - 4:30 Email
Ken Slater Custodial and Maintenance Staff M, T, Th, F, Sun, 8:30 - 4:30 Email
 Second Friends Preschool

Becky Gossett and
Suzie Goertz

Co-Directors - Second Friends Preschool 816-781-3882 Email

 Volunteer Staff Members

  Cathy Baker Director of Hospitality Email
  Larry Gregory Property Manager Email
  Ryan Dickson Equipping Ministry Director Email


    Mike Lassiter       |        Associate Pastor Emeritus     |       Email