Meet the Staff

If you wish to contact any of our staff, please call 816.942.9022

or click on their picture below to send an email.

  • Shawn Siegfreid

    Lead Pastor


    Shawn is glad to be back in his hometown of Kansas City where he graduated many years ago from Olathe South High School and Mid America Nazarene University. Shawn earned his master’s degree from Point Loma Nazarene University while serving in Visalia, California. 

    Shawn’s interests include the Kansas City Chiefs, Royals, KU Jayhawks and MNU Pioneers.  His passion is being with his kids; Dalton, Shawna (Siegfreid) and Siggy Diehl, Coltin and Shayli (Siegfreid) Brink, and Shaden Siegfreid. His passion for the church is for it to reach maximum impact in its community through various outreach and discipleship programs that lead to Christ transformation in their lives and in the Body.

  • darwin speicher

    Executive Pastor of Worship & leadership


    Pastor Darwin and Cindy have pastored and served several churches in our denomination the most recent coming from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pastor Darwin oversees the Worship & Arts and Congregational Care teams. 

  • Jenee noriega yarbrough

    associate pastor of evangelism & discipleship


    Pastor Jenee ministers to KC First Church along with her husband Stevie.  Not only does she help with discipleship and evangelism at the State Line campus, she also leads the Total Life Church congregation meeting at the seminary on Sundays at 5:00pm. 

    Click Here for Pastor Jenee's full bio.

  • dale jones

    Executive pastor of finance and administration


    Upon retirement from the position of Research Services Director for the general Church of the Nazarene, Dr. Dale Jones joins the KC First staff as Executive Pastor of Finance and Administration overseeing administration and financials. He and Cathy have been members of KC First Church for many years.

  • Susan McKeithen

    Hispanic Ministries Pastor


    Susan and Tim are both ordained elders in the Church of the Nazarene, and served as Nazarene tentmaker and career missionaries for fifteen years in Europe and South America. Susan came on staff as Spanish Ministry Pastor in the fall of 2018. Susan and Tim have been married for 40 years. They lived 24 of those years in Hong Kong, Spain, Argentina and Chile. Moving back to the United States in 2011 to Colorado, Susan and Tim planted a Spanish congregation which they pastored for 6 years. When they moved to Kansas City, they started this Hispanic ministry at KCFC. There are many wonderful Spanish-speaking families living in the communities near Kansas City First Church. The Spanish congregation has four Sunday School classes, an exciting music ministry, and a community outreach through free ESL classes. Susan and Tim’s daughter is a Nazarene missionary in Mexico, and their son, daughter-in-law and grandson minister in Argentina. Tim earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in


    Susan y Tim son ambos presbíteros ordenados en la Iglesia del Nazareno, y sirvieron como misioneros bivocacionales y misioneros de carrera con la Iglesia del Nazareno durante quince años en Europa y América del Sur. Susan entró en el personal como Pastora del Ministerio Español en el otoño de 2018. Susan y Tim han estado casados por 40 años. Vivieron 24 de esos años en Hong Kong, España, Argentina y Chile. Al regresar a los Estados Unidos en 2011

    a Colorado, Susan y Tim plantaron una congregación hispana que pastorearon durante 6 años. Cuando se mudaron a Kansas City, comenzaron este ministerio hispano en KCFC. Hay muchas maravillosas familias hispanohablantes que viven en las comunidades cercanas a la Primera Iglesia de Kansas City. La congregación hispana tiene cuatro clases de la Escuela Dominical, un apasionante ministerio de música, y un alcance comunitario a través de clases gratuitas de inglés para extranjeros. La hija de Susan y Tim es misionera nazarena en México, y su hijo, nuera y nieto ministran en Argentina. Tim obtuvo un título de Doctor en Ministerio en 2021.


  • shaden siegfreid

    Student ministries Pastor


    Shaden Siegfreid graduated from MNU with a ministry degree in 2023 and is serving as our Youth Pastor for grades seven through twelve. Shaden loves football, fishing, weight lifting and hanging out with friends! While at MNU he played football and was the captain his senior year.

  • Sherri Siegfreid

    Director of Ministries


    Sherri has served along side of Shawn in ministry for over thirty years.  After graduating from Mid America Nazarene University, she has worked for various organizations throughout the years in management and public relation positions.  She has also served in several capacities in their churches.  She is assisting KCFC in developing and growing ministries,

    In her free time, Sherri enjoys reading, movies, new restaurants, hiking, and consignment and thrift shopping.  The activities she enjoys the most are family gatherings. She and Shawn enjoy time spent with their kids; Dalton, Shawna (Siegfreid) and Siggy Diehl (residing in L.A), Coltin and Shayli (Siegfreid) Brink (residing in LA), and Shaden Siegfreid (resides in KC and on staff at KC First.). 

  • Dan Bauer

    Early CHildhood Director

    Dan serves some of our littlest and youngest members of the church family; our 3's, 4's and 5's also called "Sprouts" in KC First lingo.  If you drop off your little one for children's church, Mr. Dan will be there with his team. Dan recently received his degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary and attends with his wife Heidi and daughter Sydney. 

  • Keelin anzalone

    children's ministry intern


    Keelin feels a call to ministry and brings great energy to our kids each and every week!  She is currently enrolled at Nazarene Bible College in the Ministry Preparation Program and cannot wait to see where God takes her!

  • Pat Braselton

    Office manager


    Pat and her husband Tim are long time members of KC First Church.  Pat has served many years in ministry and para-ministry positions most recent prior to KC First would be Mardels Christian Bookstore and the Global Ministry Center.

  • Phyllis Hunt

    Nursery Director


    Phyllis has been a familiar face in the children's area since coming to KCFC in December 1990. She has served as nursery director several times--most recently serving in this position for the last six years.

    Phyllis has been working with children for more than 40 years. When she's not with the children, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

  • Anita casady

    online chaplain


    Anita joins us each and every week online ministering to our online family. Our online group on Facebook can communicate prayer requests and praises to Anita to share with the church family. 

  • Bill and melody rolfe

    Children's pastor in residence


    Upon retirement after 45+ years of full-time children's ministry and curriculum writing for the Nazarene Publishing House later called The Foundry, Pastor Bill and Melody bring their vast experience and knowledge to mentor, support and encourage our KC First Kids Ministries team.