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OUR TEAM

  • Lance Coffman | Lead Pastor

    lance@wallula.org

    Lance serves as the Lead Pastor at Wallula. He supports the mission to equip and transform at WCC through leadership of the staff, providing vision and direction to the church and serving as the primary preacher on Sunday mornings. Lance is married to Cherie and together have three kids, Klayton, Lacey & Zoe. Lance enjoys following Kansas State University athletics and the Kansas City Royals. The only teams he prefers watching are his kids' baseball and softball teams.The Coffmans have attended Wallula for over ten years and look forward to how God will continue to use Wallula in Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties.

  • John Beddall | Worship Pastor

    john@wallula.org

    John serves full time as the Worship Pastor at Wallula. John has a passion for finding creative ways to connect people to the Gospel and to the Church. He seeks to equip his team and develop their skills and hearts as Worship leaders. John is married to Alysa and they have two children, Jordan and Abby. He loves going to concerts, being outdoors, and building furniture in his garage. John joined the team at Wallula in early 2016 and cannot wait to see how God uses Wallula in this community in the future.

  • Zach Bolin | Student Pastor

    zach@wallula.org

    Zach serves as Wallula's Student Pastor. His passion is for connecting students to each other, adult mentors, and ultimately to Jesus. Zach has 12 year of experience serving in the Student Ministry at Wallua. He also has a passion for missions and has been able to build houses in Mexico, work with missionaries in Honduras, and teach English in China. Zach received a BA in Biblical Literature at Ozark Christian College. He and Maeve have been married since 2008 and have two amazing children, Graham and Selah. Zach Loves to hang out with his family and play board/card games, especially Game of Things and Exploding Kittens.

     

  • Katy Vavricek | Kids Ministry Director

    katy@wallula.org

    Katy serves full time as the Kids Ministry Director at Wallula. She has a mission to share Jesus with your kids and wants them to know they are loved and treasured by Him. Katy began attending Wallula with her family in 1995, and came on staff in 2013 as a summer intern with the kids ministry.  Katy stayed part time as the Kids Ministry Director while she finished school in Manhattan, graduating with a Bible and Social Work degree from Manhattan Christian College and K-State.  She enjoys cooking, spending time with friend and family, crafting and photography! 

  • Laurie Wilk | Director of Connections

    laurie@wallula.org

    Laurie serves as the Director of Connections at Wallula. She is married to Kenny and together have a son, Eliott. They have attended Wallula since 2002. Laurie, an established “army-brat”,  has lived in the Leavenworth/Lansing area for over 30 years after her father retired from the Army. She is an alumni of Baker University, graduating in 1985 with a dual degree in Business and Fashion Merchandising. Laurie became a stay-at-home mom after working 15 years in retail/district management, entering back into the workforce part-time in 2006.  Laurie stays very involved in the Lansing school district as well; volunteering in many different capacities.  She loves cheering on her son in his various sports; however, she can definitely be classified as the ultimate “baseball-mom” when it comes down to her favorite sport to watch!  

  • Mary Pavek | Wallula Christian Preschool Director

    mary@wallula.org

    Mary serves as the Wallula Christian Preschool Director and one of the morning preschool teachers.  She has four children ranging from the middle-school to college ages.  She has been a military spouse for over 20 years and traveled all over the world.  Mary is passionate about teaching children and helping families grow in Christ.

  • Linda Babcock | Treasurer

    lindab@wallula.org

    Linda has served as the part-time treasurer since July 1999. She started attending Wallula with her family when she was in the 4th grade. She attended Emporia State University and graduated with a Finance Degree in 1995. Linda lives in Lansing, KS with her husband, David and daughter's Emily and Cara. Linda enjoys spending time with her family and friends and watching basketball (especially the Kansas Jayhawks!)