Kasey has been in full-time ministry since 1999. He's been a part of Westside Family Church since 2008. In 2012, he and his wife, Cassie, with their kids, Judah (2) and Genesis (7 weeks), moved to Port Elizabeth, South Africa to start Westside Family Church in South Africa.
After establishing the South Africa church, Kasey and his family moved back to the states in July 2015 with their South African souvenir, Jett—born in Sep, 2014—to start Westside Family Church in Leavenworth.
Kasey is our Lead Pastor. You will hear him teach on Sundays in a practical, yet compelling way.
You'll likely see his family playing barefoot at a local park, having a tea party on their porch, or playing baseball in the backyard.
Joe and Belinda Klassen and their daughters, Hope, Gabby, and Lily, joined the Westside Leavenworth team in January of 2019. Before that, Joe served at Westside Lenexa in many different roles since 2012. The Klassen family has been a part of the Westside Family of churches since 2002.
Joe has enjoyed serving many different people in many different roles, from group home manager, to key facility volunteer, to Next Steps team associate at Lenexa, and is now serving as the Care, Connections, and Next Steps Pastor in Leavenworth.
Joe and his family enjoy taking road trips, exploring new restaurants and communities, as well as most anything as a family, except watching movies because Joe doesn't like paying to take a nap at the theater.
Joe's heart for meeting new people and introducing them to Jesus often drives his daily life and he looks forward to meeting more and more people and hearing how Jesus is intersecting their lives even if they don't see it.
Caleb has been a part of Westside Family Church since 2015. After spending 3 years overseas doing university student ministry Westside was a natural place to land and begin a new type of student ministry.
Caleb has called Leavenworth home since 1988 and has deep roots here in the communities that represent Leavenworth county. Born into a military family and understanding the transitive nature of the Ft. Leavenworth student has helped him adapt to serving Middle and High School students at Westside Leavenworth.
You can find Caleb back in The Loft most Sundays, interacting with students, leading worship, or sharing a message.
Early Childhood Director
Rebecca's passion for building strong families led her to get her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Park University. She is also a Registered Behavior Technician. Her educational background and her passion for Jesus will be influential in equipping and inspiring parents to lead in a KiDS classroom.
Rebecca and her husband, Milt, have been members of Westside Family Church since 2011. Before joining our efforts to launch Westside Leavenworth in January 2016, her family attended the Westside Family Church Speedway Campus.
Rebecca and Milt have two adult children, Emily and Isaac, and in June 2016 they adopted Jacob—who had been in their home since May 2014.
Rebecca enjoys reading, working out, and eating healthy.
Grade school Director
Our KiDS Grade School Director is Trina Knight! Trina will be leading our KiDS ministry to your KiDS in 1st through 5th Grades.
First, and foremost, Trina would want you to know that she unashamedly LOVES JESUS! She, and her amazing husband, Nick, have five super cool kiddos: Abram, Jonah, Bo, Zec, and Josephine. As you can see, family is a big deal for her.
Trina has been leading in children's ministries since 2002. Her passion is to glorify God by teaching KiDS how to discover Jesus through scripture and encouraging them to trust in and follow Him. She has a background in Early Childhood Education with many experiences in administration, coaching girls' sports, and she has led a Bible Study Fellowship since 2013.
Trina's favorite things are hearts, pearls, popped collars and grace. She aspires to be the Proverbs 31 woman. She has run two half marathons—and she adds "at a moderate pace." She loves people, Jesus, and laughing! In her free time, she'll clean house, read, play in the backyard and attend Bible studies.
If you would like to join us in building strong families by serving twice a month, or more, in our KiDS ministry, please let us know here.
Ryan has been a part of Westside Family Church since 2012. In 2015, his family jumped on to the Westside Leavenworth launch team. Ryan is married to Myranda. They have two daughters, Addyson (8) and Braylee (4). He has called Leavenworth home since birth.
His educational background and creative approach will help people engage with Jesus and authentically express themselves. You can hear Ryan leading worship in the Community Room on Sundays.
Penny, her husband Bob, and son Lane have been members of Westside Family Church since 2004. Before moving to Westside Leavenworth in January 2016, her family attended Westside Family Church Lenexa Campus.
She was born in Leavenworth, grew up in Lansing, and graduated from Park University. After working at Hallmark Cards for 34 years in Procurement, Penny retired in 2012 and joined our staff in 2018 as the Facility and Finance Manager at Westside Leavenworth.
Penny enjoys vacationing with her family, eating out, and most of all, she loves learning and sharing about Jesus!