Brandon Brillhart

Lead Pastor

Brandon and his wife, Wendi, have been married for 21 years and have three children: Trey, 18, Shayla, 16, and Mylie, 10. After more than 17 years of serving in Youth ministry, Family Ministry and as an Associate Pastor, Brandon felt a call to plant a church in Lawrence, Kansas for people who don’t like church.

  • Five words to describe him: Real, Relational, Random, Risky and Restored. 
  • His preaching style: Relational style that enables you to not only understand the scripture, but be able to apply it to your everyday life
  • Fears: Failure, big dogs and disappointing people
  • Favorite Movies: The Fugitive, any superhero movie, Elf, and Talladega Nights.
  • Weird habit: Watching TV with one sock on and one sock off.
  • Favorite Vacation spot: Anywhere with my family. Love the beach but love spending time in big cities.

Dustin Dougan

Assoc. / Creative Arts Pastor

Dustin and his amazing wife, Leslie moved to Lawrence in 2012 and have loved everything about this city. Dustin and Leslie have two children Briley 4 and Braylen 1. Dustin has 5 years experience serving in youth ministry and has been involved in digital media as a hobby and career since he was 15.

Five interesting facts about Dustin:

  • Favorite Movies: Days of Thunder and Mystery, Alaska.
  • Hobbies: Playing ice hockey and driving race cars.
  • Favorite Bands: Disciple, TFK and 3 Doors Down.
  • Hidden Talents: Self proclaimed Scooby Doo and Cookie Monster impersonator.
  • Mac or PC: Both. Starting to fall in love with Mac but still love my PC for gaming.

Kristi Betty

R-Kids Director

Kristi and her husband Bryan have 3 children Lucy 6, Katie 4 and Maddie 1. Kristi moved to Kansas in 2010, and fell in love with the Lawrence area immediately. Kristi has worked in various aspects of children's ministry for more than 16 years. She enjoys painting and photography in her free time.  


Four interesting facts about Kristi:

  • What is your favorite movie? Princess Bride and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. 
  • What is your favorite childhood memory? Running free in the woods behind my grandparents house and pretending I was Indiana Jones.   
  • Three words to describe yourself? Energetic, Funny, and Distracted. 
  • What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow? It depends if you are talking about an African or European Swallow.