Real Community Church

MEET OUR TEAM

Experiencing GENUINE Love. Encouraging REAL Relationships. Equipping HEARTS to Serve.

REAL COMMUNITY CHURCH IS LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 8 & 9 OF 2018!

OUR JOURNEY WILL BE STARTING IN LEE’S SUMMIT, MO.

A LITTLE ABOUT PASTOR SHANNON & FAMILY

Shannon and Hollie have been married 15 years, and have three children: Trinity, Corban, and Shiloh.  
 
Shannon is originally from Chicagoland, getting his start in Law Enforcement in his early 20’s prior to transitioning to full time ministry. He has served the local church in various roles ranging from youth pastor to senior pastor before planting Real Community Church in Lee’s Summit, MO. In his free time, he’s either hanging with his family, cycling, or indulging in a donut or three.
 
Hollie grew up a ‘military brat’ (her words!) and has lived everywhere from South Korea to Washington, DC to San Antonio, Texas. She met Shannon in Bible college where they spent several years traveling on a music team together. Hollie is an Elementary School teacher in the Lee’s Summit School district. In her free time, she loves hanging with the family, doing crafts, and dreaming of having more free time someday.
Misty neff

Misty neff

Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

Favorite things: Pasta, Salad, Diet Coke, Flea Market Flip (HGTV), The Proposal, music (singing, playing piano, playing guitar), and organizing anything and everything.

Andy Castro

Andy Castro

Connections Pastor

Favorite things: KC strip steak, asparagus and red wine, Big Bang Theory, The Greatest Showman, and I love salsa dancing and tutoring math.

Melissa Holstrom

Melissa Holstrom

Family Life Pastor

Favorite things: Filet mignon, BBQ, Friends, Bones, PS I Love You, singing, and playing the guitar.

Joyce Harper

Joyce Harper

Discipleship Pastor

Favorite things: Red Lobster, “Inn of the Sixth Happiness” (classic movie), Tree House Masters, Fixer Upper, The Voice, Hallmark movies, reading, having friends over for dinner, nature walks, singing, gardening, artwork, and traveling.

Christa Castro

Christa Castro

Children's Pastor

Favorite things: Chinese take out and Big Bang Theory, my husband's Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Dr. Pepper, Fixer Upper, and I love all things Christmas.

Elaine Strid

Elaine Strid

Pastoral Counseling

Favorite things: Showing off my Australian Terriers, flower gardening, fishing, making and trying new foods, My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers, traveling with my husband of 30+ years.