Church Staff

 

Pastor Zac, Senior Pastor

pastor Zac STurm

Pastor Zac Sturm was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He spent his formative years attending MacArthur Park Lutheran with parents John and Paula and brother Beau, as well as working for Cross Trails Outdoors Ministries in Kerrville, Texas. In 2002 he graduated Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas, packed up…

Steve Ruschill - council member

steve ruschill

On Sunday morning you will normally find Steve serving behind the sound board at the 8:30 service. He and his wife, Lynne, have been members of Atonement for about the last 20 years. Steve has been involved in youth ministry at Atonement including attending two KLYC Mission Trips, participating in confirmation, and leading youth Sunday…

Cherri Jestmore, Deacon

Cherri Jestmore

Cherri joined Atonement’s ministry team in February, 2000. In her role, she visits the home-bound and the hospilalized, she works closely with the ministry teams of Bread of Life, Stephen Ministry, Parish Nurses, Prayers during Communion, just to name a few. Cherri is a Deacon in the ELCA, a certified Spiritual Director and trained Stephen…

Noah Hall

noah hall

Attending Atonement since 2011, activities have included teaching Sunday school, ushering, stewardship, golf league, and participating in parent’s night out (thanks nursery!). Noah enjoys spending time with the family, fishing, golfing, watching North Dakota State football, and parent’s night out.

Rick Deasley, Director of Worship

rick deasley

Rick has been leading church music/arts ministries since 1986. He has been on staff at Atonement since 2005. He holds a degree in music composition from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where he studied organ with John Ditto and John Obetz and composition with Gerald Kemner. He is published by…

Mike Daley council treasurer

mike daley

Mike and his wife Nicole have been members at Atonement for over 10 years and have two boys, Connor, 7 and Joel, 5. Mike has been a Sunday school teacher at Atonement for the past five years and previously served as an usher. Mike is a CPA and works at Waddell & Reed as Corporate…

Tom Riederer

tom riederer

Tom recently retired from a 42-year career in economic development, working with several communities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Tom and Gwen are originally from North Dakota; they moved to the Kansas City area 32 years ago, and have been members of Atonement for 15 years. They have two children and six grandchildren, and…

Eric Foerster, Youth Director

eric foerster

Eric grew up in Overland Park, KS and participated in KCLYC events throughout his years in high school. He attended the University of Minnesota and graduated in 2018 with a degree in Youth Studies and a minor in Spanish Studies. During his college years, Eric worked at Youthfront Camp West as a cabin leader for…

Traci Johnson, Bookkeeper

traci johnson

Traci joined the staff in May this year as Bookkeeper. Prior to Atonement she worked as a bookkeeper for over 20 years in retail and independently. Traci enjoys the attention to detail that is required in finance and looks forward to helping Atonement prosper. She grew up in Western Kansas, graduated from Park University, moved…