Mike Coglan - Senior Pastor
I was raised a in secular home in the Chicago area. During high school, I discovered my passions: Jesus and my future wife Laura. After college, we married and eventually came to a deep engagement with a wonderful church. Although I had a promising career in business, I found myself consumed with church leadership. Just a few months after earning my MBA, God called me back to school at North Park Theological Seminary. Since graduating, I have applied myself to making the church a more effective force for sharing the good news and making disciples. I love my church, I love my town, and I love starting spiritual conversations with skeptical people. In my spare time, I like to write, hunt, lead men's wilderness trips, and travel with Laura to visit our grown children and their families in Alaska and Colorado.
Grayson Daganaar - Associate Pastor
Growing up in the church, my years in high school played a critical role in my spiritual development. It was during this time that I had a wonderful youth pastor who saw my strengths, passions, and interests, and showed me how I could use them to serve God. Now that I am a youth pastor, I also see that as a critical part of my calling. I love spending time with middle and high school students, listening to their stories and answering questions about what it means to be a follower of Christ. I find youth ministry to be the most energizing form of ministry. My wife, Katherine, and I came to Community Covenant Church in November 2015. In February, we welcomed our wonderful son, Hendrick. He has helped us understand the words of the old hymn, “How sweet to hold a newborn baby; and feel the pride and joy he gives.” Our interests include reading, watching Netflix, late-night Sonic runs, and playing with our dog, Max. We both love Kansas City and call it home.
Sandra Brown - Admistrative Assistant
Sandra has been the Administrative Assistant here at Kearney Community Covenant since 2016. She tells us she feels extremely blessed to have the opportunity to work with caring people. She has always attended church. Growing up in a small town, attending vacation bible school and Sunday school class was something she looked forward to. She is excited to see the ways in which God is going to use her, in her position. She and her husband, Jerry, have two grown boys, Victor and Aaron. In their spare time they enjoy taking family vacations.
John Sandberg - Worship Director
John joined Community Covenant as the Worship Director in late 2016 after 15 years as a backup worship lead at Journey Covenant in Liberty, MO. John grew up in the Covenant denomination. He was born at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago and attended Edgebrook Covenant in Chicago as a child. He moved on to Northbrook Covenant in Northbrook, IL, and later Komstad Covenant in Beresford, SD where he was confirmed. After spending his high school years as a member of First Covenant in Sioux City, IA, John moved down to Kansas City in 2001 after graduating from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA, to work as a Software Engineer and helped plant Liberty Springs Covenant Church, which later became Journey Covenant.
John is married to Carrie.They have a son named Caleb and two dogs, Frankie and Maggie. John loves playing and singing music, and spends his free time working on his house, playing video games, reading, or watching movies with his family.
Kim Rath - Interim Children's Ministry Director
Brenda Chouris - Counselor