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Pastor Donna Rose-Heim

 

 

 

Pastor Donna Rose-Heim was called to serve with Longview Chapel in 2018. Her greatest desire is to help congregations develop their resources and talents to pursue their mission with faithfulness, excellence and joy. In preaching and teaching she uses stories, interactive experiences and humor as she helps people to engage the scriptures with their daily lives.

 

Donna holds a B.A. in Psychology from Anderson College and a Master of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology.  She has additional training in mediation, healthy boundaries, transition management, community development, emergency response and volunteerism. 

 

Her books, Dream Walking and Dream Walking for Kids are both guides to help people of all ages open their hearts and minds to do more with God than any of us at first dared to dream or imagine.

 

Donna is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and married to Bill Rose-Heim.  They have five grown children and six grandchildren. Donna has served in congregations and congregational support offices in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. She and her husband live in Overland Park, KS and enjoy hiking, dancing and biking together.

Music Director - Beth Fleer

 

Beth Fleer has been the Music Leader and Choir Director at Longview Chapel since 2001. She received her music teaching degree from Missouri State in Springfield and her Masters degree from Webster University. Beth has directed choirs of all ages and accompanied many church services, concerts and weddings. In her spare time, Beth enjoys activities with the church Singles, traveling, and taking care of her chocolate brown Cocker Spaniel, Poppy. Beth has a son Patrick, who lives in St. Louis. Her family also includes a sister, Barbara, and a twin brother, Bob. 

Administrative Assistant - Mandy Ott

Mandy Ott serves as our administrative assistant! She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies. She is newly married to her husband, Jacob, whom she knew from high school. He recently spent four years in the United States Marine Corps and now they are looking to put down roots. In her spare time, Mandy enjoys studying the Bible, as well as being with her family, taking care of the home, traveling, and being involved in her Church through serving opportunities, small groups, and Discipleship. Mandy was raised by a single mother, Tammy, and has a twin sister, Missy! Her favorite Bible verse is 1 John 4:16 “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”

PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR - SARA CONLEY

 

Sara Conley is the Director of Longview Chapel Preschool. She strongly believes in the importance of early, hands-on learning opportunities. As the director, she leads a team of excellent teachers to create a safe, caring learning environment where children can grow physically, socially, intellectually, and spiritually and have a positive first educational experience that will inspire a lifelong love of learning.

 

Sara has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Prior to coming to Longview Chapel, Sara worked in the marketing field for four years, spent eight years at home with her children, and volunteered in local leadership with Mothers of Preschoolers for three years. She lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, with her husband, Brad, and two daughters, both of whom attended Longview Chapel Preschool. In addition to being an avid baseball fan, she also enjoys reading and baking in her spare time.

Children's ministry director - melissa hill

    I am so excited and honored to have been selected to be your new Children’s Ministry Director. I was born and raised in Kansas City, mostly in Kansas City, Kansas where I attended Trinity Community Church in my youth and where my mom still attends.

            I have been in Children’s Ministry as a volunteer and as a paid staff member for over 10 years. I have a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Rockhurst University and I am currently in my 4th year teaching 2nd grade for Troost Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri. Every day that I get to spend influencing children to embrace God’s principals of love and kindness to others I consider to be a blessing.

            I have two daughters Cierra and Layla. Cierra is 25 and works as a restaurant manager in Leawood. Layla is 10 and attends school in Gardner, Kansas. You will see her with me on Sundays.

            My strengths are getting things done with a multitude of things on the list, creativity, and leadership. I am not the best at remembering names, so please grant me some grace! J I will get there, I promise!

            Ask me any questions, let me know any ideas or concerns! I want to make our Children’s Ministry thriving and prosperous! I can’t wait to meet everyone and to fall in love with your children.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR - AMY BECKETT

 

I have the blessing of being raised in a big, strong, loving, Christian family. The passion of my life is my Faith. Having served congregations for more than 30 years, I hold Master’s degrees in both Church Music and Divinity with an undergraduate degree in Music Education/Music Therapy. I am ordained as a Minister through the American Baptist denomination, and most of my ministerial experience is working directly with Children and Youth.


I love sports, camping, nature, art, painting, science, music, research, computers, sewing, missions, sail boating, and horseback riding. I work in surgery as a Surgical Technologist and am currently progressing that career thread toward a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.


Youth have an important voice. I am here to help find that voice and explore the depths of the unique and wonderful person God created you to be. Along the way, we will discover ways to intelligently communicate your story to your family, your peers, your community and the world. I’ll walk beside you as you find out how greatly you are adored by the God who made us all.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION

Longview Chapel Christian Church
Church Administrative Assistant
Job Description
Update 3/5/2019
 
 
General Description:
 Hours:  (20 Hours per week)  Schedule below is preferred, but can be flexible
  Mon – Fri  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
 Paid Holidays (when office is closed during normal work day)
 1 Week paid vacation after 1 year of service and 5 paid personal days
 Reports to: Personnel Chairperson and Pastors 
 
The Church Administrative Assistant assists the Ministers, other Church Staff and the Ministry Chairpersons in the administration, organization and Ministry activities of the church.  The Church Administrative Assistant will oversee items such as, but not limited to, the Master Church Calendar, preparation of the weekly worship bulletins, the monthly newsletter and wedding bookings and calendar.  The Church Administrative Assistant performs general secretarial duties as well as other clerical needs required by the Pastors and other Church Staff.
 
The Church Administrative Assistant acts as a greeter when people call or come to the church office; creating a welcoming and inviting environment is essential.  The Church Administrative Assistant is expected to present her/himself in a manner that is in keeping with the morals and values of the Christian faith.  Confidentiality is of the highest importance.
 
Skills: 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Publisher.  Access Database is a plus.
  • Discretion, a positive attitude, self-starter, strong problem solving abilities, excellent interpersonal skills, familiarity with office equipment. .

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Meets regularly with staff for program and calendar review.
  • Prepares weekly worship bulletins, bulletin inserts and special bulletins (seasonal, etc).
  • Prepares weekly PowerPoint for worship announcements.
  • Updates made to Website, Facebook, etc.
  • Oversees “ONE” Master church calendar.
  • Produce a “Draft” of future year’s calendar each summer for church Planning Session (usually in January). Attend annual leadership and planning sessions.
  • Oversee the production of the Monthly Church Newsletter. Work with Ministry Groups to get info for the newsletter. Create, print and upload to the website and email for electronic delivery. Allow time for proofreading.
  • Recruit and work with volunteers to ensure attendance sheets and pew pad sign-in sheets are updated each week. Remove previous week’s bulletin and save any inserts for reuse. Ensure pew pads are full and pews have enough Prayer Cards, Transfer of Membership Cards, Giving Envelopes, Online Giving, and pens. 
  • Send visitor’s letter(s) with a business card and update visitors log ion the excel sheet and the attendance numbers.
  • Update list of weekly birthdays and anniversaries. Place copies on both the pulpit and music stand.
  • Post serving schedules and calendars the first day of the month and update the website calendar.
  • Answer phones, take messages and make calls as needed.
  • Daily: check email and respond as necessary.
  • Daily: get, open, and distribute mail to all staff and ministry leaders.
  • Oversee office needs, ordering office supplies and postage; oversee office equipment maintenance and contracts.
  • Maintain church member and guest databases.
  • Produce All Church Directory each January and provide updated copies as requested.
  • Keep church bulletin boards current in consultation with the ministers.
  • Oversee bookings of the church for weddings, keep wedding calendar, track bookings and deposits.  Show potential wedding clients the church and answer questions.  Communicate all wedding information to pastors and wedding custodian and provide timely reminders for upcoming events.
  • Work with the Property Committee to manage use of Long Hall.
  • Upload the sermon on the website the first of the week.
  • Constant Contact weekly Wednesday email. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

 
Advanced notice is required (preferably 2 weeks) when requesting time away from the office, except in the event of illness.  This will allow time for volunteers to be located to cover responsibilities.