Longview Chapel Staff

Pastor Donna Rose-Heim

She 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 seven 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.

If you would like to speak to Pastor Donna, please call her at 816.535.0088 or email her at pastor@longviewchapelcc.org.

Office Manager – Deanna Hamilton

Deanna previously attended and worked right next door at Longview College. On weekends, she spends her time working at the beautiful Woodstock Inn in Independence. She has a black cat named Harper, who in her humble opinion is the cutest cat in the world. Deanna enjoys reading, grooving to music, and being active outside.

Deanna can be reached at office@longviewchapelcc.org.

Chapel friends! Have a special request for Deanna to do? Fill out an Office Manager Request Form and she will get back to you ASAP.

Choir Director – Sandy Playter

Sandy is a retired school counselor whose BA in music education and psychology is from Southwest Baptist University, MS in counseling psychology from Avila University, and Ed.S. in guidance and counseling from UMKC. She has been both an accompanist and music director, sometimes at the same time, for many years. Her mother secured piano lessons for her beginning at age 6 because she couldn’t carry a tune, and her mother thought all little girls should be able to sing. 

Sandy enjoys being around people. She has four sons, 10 grandchildren, and has hosted 12 foreign exchange students over the past 10 years, with another coming in August. She accompanies chorus classes in Independence middle schools parttime during the school year. 

She loves being an active participant in worship. She moved to Lee’s Summit from Raytown (where she had spent her entire life) 3 years ago during the pandemic to be near her family. She feels God must have been looking ahead to the time Longview Chapel would be needing an accompanist at a time she was looking for a place to serve.  She is grateful for the opportunity.

Accompanist – Christina Cummins

Christina moved to Grain Valley in 2022 with her spouse, Tim, and adorable puppy, Bishop, to be closer to her sister and family after 5 years of being a high school choir and musical theater teacher in the Chicagoland area. She graduated with her Bachelors in Music Education from Millikin University (Decatur, IL) and graduated with her Masters in Music Education from University of Kansas in 2022, with her thesis work focusing on culturally responsive teaching. Christina works for an amazing non-profit organization, HALO, to bring housing, healing, and education services to homeless and at-risk youth in the greater Kansas City area. Christina is excited to be in the music scene again and working with the amazing community at Longview Chapel Christian Church!

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.

You can contact Sara by calling the Preschool at 816.763.8074 or by emailing pdo@longviewchapelcc.org.

Children’s Director – Janet Loos

Janet is a Kansas City girl, having moved to Overland Park when she was 6. She still lives in Overland Park, with her husband Larry and their three children Mark (15), Sophia (8) and Emma (5). She has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education from MidAmerica Nazarene University, and taught first grade, second grade and was in administration, before accepting her calling to Ministry. She served in Family Ministry for the past 9 years.

When she is not running her children everywhere, she enjoys sewing, gardening, and baking (NOT cooking). 

Janet is available by email anytime at childrenministry@longviewchapelcc.org.

Youth Director – Jessy Allen

Jessy is a local to Kansas City and can always tell you the best places to get coffee. She has served with teens and young adults for the last seven years. She went to Emporia State University to study Elementary Education and Special Education. She then spent time teaching a variety of ages from birth through high school. Jessy is married to her best friend Jeremy, and they have two children together. She also has 5 cats and 1 dog and is planning on getting chickens and one day having a farm.

Jessy felt called into ministry in the 8th grade. This is why she is passionate about working with teens and helping them find God. She loves reading different translations of the Bible and teaching the teens how to better understand and implement it in everyday life.

If Jessy isn’t at the church, you will find her in her garden or kitchen baking something. She will also be drinking coffee and reading or listening to a podcast.

You can contact Jessy via email at youthministry@longviewchapelcc.org, or by phone: 913-424-5068

Nursery Attendant – Caroline Jackson

Caroline can’t wait to have fun with the little ones! She graduated from UMKC in 2020 with a degree in theater.

She loves plants, fish, and fostering cats and kittens. She also loves the outdoors and going on fun trips.

Caroline can’t wait to meet you and your children!