Rev. Dr. Ted Pierce
Rev. Dr. Ted Pierce
Rev. Pierce is the Preaching and Teaching Pastor and Head of Staff at Rolling Hills Church. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Milligan College, Tenn., a Master’s degree in counseling from East Tennessee State University, a Master’s of Arts degree in Christian education from Presbyterian School of Education and a Master’s of Divinity from Union Theological in Richmond VA,. Rev. Pierce also holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Reformed Theological Seminary.... Read More
Rev. Laurie Anderson
Rev. Laurie Anderson
Rev. Laurie Pierce is our Minister of Church Life at Rolling Hills Church. She holds a Masters of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology and her Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Mass Communications from Kansas State.
She was most recently the Minister at First Christian Church in Girard, Kansas. She has also been an Associate Pastor in Raymore, Missouri and was an Interfaith Associate at Presbyterian Mission Agency in Louisville, Kentucky. In... Read More
Rev. Dr. Tom Young
Rev. Dr. Tom Young
The Rev. Dr. Tom Young is the Pastor of Church Care and Deacons. HIs major responsibility is staffing the Board of Deacons and visitation, a 15 hour/week position. Joining our staff in February of 2014, he is a retired pastor who served churches in Buffalo, NY, Taylorville, IL, the Chicago area and most recently Dubuque, IA. Tom also was Pastor of the Overland Park Presbyterian Church from 1984 – 1995. He grew up in Lakewood (Cleveland), Ohio, and met Julie,... Read More
Grammy award-winner, Charles Bruffy, has been the Director of Music, Worship & the Arts at Rolling Hills for more than 20 years. He began his career as a tenor soloist, performing with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers in recordings and concerts in France and at Carnegie Hall. Bruffy has been the Artistic Director for the Kansas City Chorale since 1988, Director of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus since 2008 and the Phoenix Chorale since 1999. He enjoys... Read More
Patrice grew up in Paola, Kansas where she began her music education with her father, Charles Molina as her first choir and band director and her mother, Joyce Molina as her voice teacher. She attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a Bachelors of Music Education with an emphasis in both instrumental and vocal music and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting.
Patrice has been a choral music educator for 36 years, 21 of those years were at... Read More
Barbara has been the Alto Section Leader in the Chancel Choir for 20 years and the Co-Director of the Celebration Choir, along with Rebecca Lloyd, since 2006. She is in her 25th year in the Licensing Department of Hallmark Cards where she manages accounts like Peanuts, Lucasfilm and Dr. Seuss. She sang with the Kansas City Chorale for 30 years under the direction of Charles Bruffy. Barbara and Michael Meyer have been married for 42 years and have two sons and... Read More
Becky has been the soprano section leader and Co-Director of Children’s choirs here at Rolling Hills for nearly 20 years. She further assists by singing at weddings, funerals and special services. Previously, she was a 6th grade elementary school teacher in Gardner, KS, soprano in the KC Chorale, and section leader and children’s choir director at St. Andrew’s Episcopal in Kansas City. She has a private voice studio and is a vocal assistant at Olathe NW and... Read More
Kelli is the staff accountant. She is responsible for the accounting, record keeping and financial reporting of the church and preschool. Kelli began her career with Rolling Hills in November of 2000. Prior to Rolling Hills, she worked at KPMG. Kelli is married to Kevin, and they have been members of Rolling Hills since moving to Kansas City in 1992. They are parents to Libby, Kate and Drew. Kelli can be reached at ... Read More
Melina is the Communications Consultant. Her job is to share all the wonderful stories and happenings at Rolling Hills to the rest of the community. She has been with Rolling Hills since June 2014. Prior to joining the staff at RHC, she has worked at public relations agencies in New York City and Kansas City and has been self-employed, working alongside her sister at Edit Communications. She is married to Matthew and has two boys, Harvey and Walter. Melina can... Read More
Andrea is the Director of Church Resources. She has been at Rolling Hills since 2010. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Human Development. Prior to working at Rolling Hills, Andrea worked at Physicians Reference Lab for 10 years and was a stay at home mom. Andrea enjoys spending time with her three kids, Sam, Annie and Henry. Andrea can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan is support staff to both the Clergy and the accounting office. She schedules appointments and provides clerical support to both Rev Woody Brown and Rev. Ted Pierce. She also assists in the accounting office, depositing and posting weekly offerings and preschool tuition. Prior to joining the staff at RHC, Susan worked as a paralegal. She is married to Bob and has three children and two grandchildren all of whom reside in Johnson County. Susan can be reached... Read More
Jennifer is the financial assistant. She is responsible for accounts payable. Jennifer graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught 2nd grade in the Olathe School District before staying home with her children. Jennifer is married to Bryan and they stay very busy with their four children, Alexandria, Jack, Julia & Beau. She can be reached at email@example.com... Read More
Children & Youth Staff
Mich Phillips has been doing ministry for all her life. She has been involved in several Presbyterian events and organizations like PYT, MYC, ARW, PYWA, and APCE. (Extra points if you understand Presby speak!) She and her husband Eddie and have two awesome boys, Shawn and William. Their family loves Star Wars and other really nerdy stuff (like Lord of the Rings!). They love going to Worlds of Fun and watching Veggie Tales. She also enjoys reading and quoting... Read More
Amy Hopkins is the Director of Children’s and Family Ministries. Amy oversees church school for our elementary school students, coordinates children and family fellowship activities and leads Vacation Church School. She graduated from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!) with her bachelors and masters degrees in education. Amy taught 5th grade in the DeSoto School district before staying home with her children, Graham and Libby. Rolling Hills has always... Read More
Arlys is the Preschool/MDO Director and has held that position since January of 1981. Her job has a wide range of responsibilities, including maintaining all licensing requirements, which involves maintaining the building plus the 10 classrooms, planning curriculum with her staff of 24, selecting and training new staff, staying within the budget and submitting payroll for all staff and substitutes each month.
Keeping communication open with parents... Read More