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Young Adult Community Groups FA22-SP23

Our Young Adult Community Groups provide a sacred space of vibrant community for young adults in their 20s and 30s. This ministry meets Wednesday nights at 6:45 in the Wesley Chapel of the Leawood Location. We are passionate about two things: that you will learn to live out your identity, and that you will have fun along the way. As you spend time with this group of young adults and older mentors, our hope is that you will deepen your understanding of who you are, how you can relate well to your neighbor, and how your life work can further the Kingdom of God for the entirety of your life.
These groups meet in the Wesley Covenant Chapel (COR?Leawood?Building C) on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15pm starting May 10th. See the web page for a more detailed weekly schedule.






Read more about our groups and their leaders, and then make your selection below.




Young Adult Men’s Group 1. Leaders: Fred Lehman and Dan Christians 

Fred Lehman is an Oklahoma State and Mississippi State alum, and a retired veterinarian with an entrepreneurial spirit. Fred specialized in the pharmaceutical industry and in academia, a journey that has taken him to over 20 countries and allowed him to live in 5 states. He has three daughters, 5 grandchildren and is married to his wife, Paula. Daniel Christians is from Little River, Kansas in the central Kansas area.  He and his wife, Dianne, are both graduates from the University of Kansas and Jayhawk fans. They have three adult children.  Dan previously served as a leader in COR's Military Ministry and as a Youth Group Leader.  Dan enjoys following local sports teams and stays active with outdoor sports such as hiking, fishing, skiing and golf. Together, Cliff and Dan are passionate about creating spaces where young adult men can connect with other to find companionship and belonging, strengthen their faith in Christ, and benefit from intergenerational connection.  

Young Adult Men’s Group 2. Leader: Britton Hill  

Britton Hill has been attending COR since 2013 and is married to his wonderful wife Melanie for 22 years. They have four children, Kaelin (17), Molly (15), Kiley (13), and Laurel (11).  He has worked in the auto repair industry as a BMW Master Technician f and has recently become a full-time automotive instructor at Johnson County Community College. He enjoys mountain biking, being outdoors, and studying leadership. His call is to show up wherever he is led as the physical embodiment of God’s love to others. Together Rick and Britton are excited to create a space for young men to grow in their life, faith, career, and relationships.


Young Adult Women’s Group. Leaders: Sandy Russo and Debbie Goodin 

Sandy Russo is from Cedar Falls, Iowa, and has been married to her husband, Guy, for 32 years. They are parents to two young adult daughters. For 27 years, Sandy has been heavily involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Kansas, Iowa, and across the United States. She is also a committed Bible study and small group participant at COR. Debbie Goodin was raised a Methodist, and 35 years ago came back to faith after a season of doubts and questioning during her young adult years.?She is a widow, mother, and daughter, a Recruiter by trade, and has consulted with businesses to help them understand fully what servant leadership means to the success of their business.?Together, Sandy and Debbie are passionate about journeying alongside young women as they become strong leaders, enact their Christian faith, and grow in relationship with God. 


Mixed Group 1: Bren and Brad Tally (full)

Bren Tally is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in the Kansas City area. In her experience leading a young adult small group, Bren has come to value how sharing between older and younger generations helps each of us grow and turn toward the lifelong task of being who we were created to be. Brad Tally owns a dental practice in Leawood, Kansas, and is a father of three young adult children. He is married to Bren and enjoys church activities and outdoor hobbies. Bren and Brad have three young adult children. Together, they are passionate about creating a culture of belonging, spiritual growth, and fun for young adults at Resurrection. 


Mixed Group 2: Dave and Lynn Krug

Dave Krug is a professor in the business area of Johnson County Community College, where he has worked since 2004. He also acts as an advisor to the JCCC International Student Club. Dave is very passionate about student mental health concerns, especially those struggling with anxiety and depression. Lynn works in the professional revenue division of Children’s Mercy Hospital. Dave and Lynn have been married for over 31 years and have two adult sons. Much of their lives have been spent investing in young adults because of Dave’s work at the College. You could say they specialize in fun. Lynn and Dave are excited for the opportunity to create community among diverse groups and differing generations at Resurrection. 


Mixed Group 3: Bryan and Cindy LaGree (full)

Cindy and Bryan LaGree are longtime members of Church of the Resurrection, have been married 36 years and raised two children. Recently retired from their professional jobs (Cindy in accounting and Bryan in law), they spend their time volunteering in various capacities, traveling, and connecting with friends. They enjoy exploring questions of the Christian faith and have been deeply involved in a variety of ministry areas, including leading young adults through the Alpha program at Resurrection and at Healing House of Kansas City for over 15 years. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys music, reading and gardening. Bryan enjoys business, exercise and buying cool tools to use in his renovation projects. 


Our House: Susan Rogers

Our House is a breakout group especially designed to accommodate neurodiversity in our young adult ministry. This group is a breakout discussion group that may be a good fit for young adults who find the prospect of our large group intimidating, but are not a good fit for our Matthew's Ministry. It is a completely included group in our program and not a separate ministry. Many of the young adults in this group work in the KC area and find great friendships in our group, but have a harder time in small group discussions over focused, sometimes heavy topics. Susan Rogers, the awesome, leader, has formerly worked with Matthew's Ministry. She has two daughters and four grandchildren in the KC area. She has worked for Sprint/T-Mobile for 25 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and playing golf. Contact Pastor Justin for more questions about this group! 



 Men's Group 1: Fred Lehman and Dan Christians 
 Men's Group 2: Britton Hill 
 Women's Group: Debbie Goodin and Sandy Russo 
 Coed Group: Dave and Lynn Krug 
 Our House: Susan Rogers 
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