Pastor Cliff Mansley
Pastor Cliff Mansley comes to Kansas City with more than 30 years of ministry experience including most recently serving in Joplin, Mo. for more than a decade. While in Joplin, Cliff founded New Creation Church and Joplin Promise, and helped to organize citywide relief efforts after the 2011 tornado that devastated the community.
Cliff is passionate about getting out into the community and showing the love of Jesus to everyone he encounters. He desires to make disciples who make a difference!
Anna Scianna – Director of Youth and Family Ministry
I grew up in south Kansas City where I had the privilege of being raised in a wonderful Christian family and had positive experiences with the church from an early age. It was around middle school that I began to sense a call to full-time ministry, but I wasn’t sure what that meant at the time. I had a variety of life-shaping short-terms missions experiences in the years to come including time spent in Mexico, Guatemala, Zimbabwe and East Asia.
I am a proud Mizzou alum (go Tigers!) and received a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass. After seminary, I worked as a publicist for a Christian publishing company in Grand Rapids, Mich., for a couple of years before sensing God’s call to move overseas. I moved to China and taught at a university there for 2.5 years – which was a challenging, but deeply rewarding time. Although I had long felt a pull toward the peoples of the world, over the years the Lord placed more and more of a burden on my heart for the local church in my home country, so I returned to the U.S. in the Spring of 2016.
Finding the position at St. Luke was nothing short of providential and I consider it a joy to get to know the youth and families here and hope that I can encourage them to fully embrace and understand the transformative power of God’s love and grace in their lives.
In my spare time, I enjoy cheering on Kansas City and Mizzou sports teams, reading, cooking, baking and trying new ethnic food, walking my dog, traveling, spending time with family & friends and meeting new people! While I’ve been blessed to travel a number of places and see beauty around this country and the world, I’m often reminded of the words from an old Third Day song – nothing compares to the greatness of knowing the Lord.
Ted & Julia Horowitz – Music Ministry
Linda Badgett – Office Administrator