Jan Powell
Jan Powell

Jan Powell came to Central in 2000 as church secretary and has taken on the church’s bookkeeping and office management tasks. Ms. Powell’s expertise as a calligrapher and graphic artist bring a unique and creative dimension to her work.

Tessa Sheehan
Tessa Sheehan

Tessa Sheehan – As the new Director of Community Outreach, running the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, it is my hope to connect with anyone who may want to support our efforts with helping those in need. 

Get this: You do not have to align with the Presbyterian church or any other religious organization, to help us – we are about creating community support and making connections while inspiring some fun and joy for all in the transaction!

If in need, we are here to provide – whether you are houseless or working with a roof over your head while struggling paycheck to paycheck, or perhaps you have been extraordinarily burdened with unexpected consequences, compromising your well-being – we are here to help you in our humble way, with unconditional community support, offering fresh produce, canned goods, farm to market bread, healthy grains, and some sweets in our newly designed grocery service! 

We certainly won’t let you leave without visiting our clothing boutique – our dedicated volunteers take special care to sort through and share only the best condition clothing, all of which is perfectly laundered and ready for the new owner to enjoy! 

Not all pantries are able, but we do strive to provide our recipients with needed household items such as laundry and dish detergent, cleaning supplies, paper products, as well as essential toiletries, dental care, and Covid care items, such as masks and hand sanitizer.

If wanting to volunteer or simply donate, when possible, we welcome your time and support with much gratitude and cheer! 

Please contact me, Tessa Sheehan, to discuss how we can collaborate in support of community outreach,  at pantry@centralpreskc.com

Cindy Sheppard
Cindy Sheppard

Dr. Cynthia Sheppard, Director of Music, oversees the music ministry at Central which includes choir, handbells, and individual musical offerings from the church and community. As the daughter of a music minister, Cindy has been involved in church music from childhood, and has served churches in Texas and Kansas City. Dr. Sheppard holds degrees in choral music education and church music from William Jewell College, Southwestern Seminary, and the University of Missouri, and has taught at Wayland University, Howard Payne University, and Olathe South High School. In addition to her responsibilities at Central, she is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Kansas City Women’s Chorus.

Sarah Linton, BA, SPC, CAGO
Sarah Linton, BA, SPC, CAGO

Sarah Linton, BA, SPC, CAGO, has forty years of experience playing organ and piano in churches of different denominations and a deep knowledge of hymnody. As the daughter of a PC(USA) pastor, she is intimately acquainted with the Presbyterian Church.

Damon Bradshaw
Damon Bradshaw

Damon Bradshaw—As a professional audio editor and multimedia producer with creative expertise in sound design, music composition, audio recording, voice over creation, video production, and interpretive and interactive presentation, Damon works behind the scenes to bring our worship experience to life via Facebook and creates content for our social media streams.

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