our leadership team

The staff and leadership here at Life Spring is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at INFO@LIFESPRINGHILL.ORG

  • Paul Sterrett

    lead pASTOR

    Paul is the founding and Lead Pastor of Life Spring. He has a BBA in finance from Washburn University and spent 20 years in the insurance claims industry. He attended seminary and pastored in Arkansas, before returning to the Kansas City area in 1997. In 2006, Paul was called by Olathe Bible Church as the pastor of their new church plant in Spring Hill. Paul likes grilling, reading and football (especially Chiefs football). He and Kim have one daughter, Kacie and son-in-law Andrew Haeker. They also have two grandsons, Knox and Beau. 

    Contact Paul

  • Dennis Burd

    Associate Pastor/Director of Worship & Youth Ministries

    Our Pastors are also Elders and serve on the Elder board

    Dennis graduated from Calvary Bible College with a degree in Secondary Education and he has been working with youth and leading worship for over 20 years. Dennis loves hanging out with his wife, Angela, playing guitar and disc golf, and is a fan of the Royals and Chiefs. Dennis and Angela have two sons, Keston & Taenen and one daughter, Zaliya. 

    Contact Dennis

  • Chanda Arnold

    Director of Children's Ministries

    Chanda has a degree in Elementary Education from Ottawa University and has spent most of her adult life working with children. 

    Contact Chanda

  • Kim Sterrett
    Director of communications

    Kim is the director or our church's Communications Ministry.  A native of Norman, Oklahoma, she loves her Sooners. Kim enjoys spending time with her family, quiet time in the morning with a good book with her cup of coffee, taking walks and watching football with her best friend (Paul). She and Paul have been married for 35 years, they have one daughter, Kacie who is married to Andrew and they have two sons.

    Contact Kim

  • Katie Reimer

    Office Manager


Life Spring is governed by a Board of Elders, with Christ as the Head of the Church. The Elders, including our Pastors, provide Spiritual oversight of our church family. They also serve as the shepherds of God's flock, tending to the spiritual needs of the congregations. Each Elder is assigned a number of Church Families whom they shepherd in accordance with our Shepherding Ministry Plan. 

The Life Spring family is encouraged to contact our Elders in times of spiritual need. In addition to contacting Pastor Paul or Pastor Dennis, please feel free to contact any of our Elders. Our Elder Shepherding Plan is designed to assist you in deciding who to contact when assistance is needed. (For example, if your last name begins with "R", you would contact Tim Meek.)

  • Scott Barton -  community

    Scott shepherds those whose last names begin with the letters I-L. Contact Scott.

  • John Chamberlain  -  worship

    John shepherds those whose last names begin with the letters Si-Z. Contact John

  • Paul Luce  -  Adult growth

    Paul shepherds those whose lasts names begin with the letters M-N. Contact Paul

  • Tim Meek

    Tim shepherds those who last names begin with the letters O-Sh. Contact Tim

  • Ryan Meek

    Ryan shepherds those who last names begin with the letters C-F. Contact Ryan

  • Dave Schnose

    Dave shepherds those who last names begin with the letters G-H. Contact Dave

  • Paul Sowers

    Paul shepherds those who last names begin with the letters A-B.  Contact Paul

our deacons

Deacons, along with Pastors and Elders, are one of two church offices specifically mentioned in Scripture (Acts 6:1-6)

Our Deacons serve the physical and material needs of the church. They oversee the physical plant of the church campus, look out for the physical needs of our members and serve as the benevolence committee.

Our current Deacons are: Lynn Adkins, Brian King (chairman), Leigh Letellier, Jonny Olson,
Doug Rethmeyer, Ian Trembly, and Kevin Trembly