Rezlife Student Ministries

A fun, welcoming community where students can worship, serve, and grow in faith together toward becoming deeply committed Christians.

This is a place for students to be transformed by God through worship, small groups, confirmation, retreats, service opportunities, and more. Every student finds a place of belonging here.

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This is your rezlife team!

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Dave MaGee

Director of Student Ministries

Dave has served in rezlife Student Ministries since 2006, serving as the Director since 2013.

Dave grew up in a large UMC in the Houston, Texas area, attended Vanderbilt University for college, and went to Duke University for seminary. He has served in full time youth ministry since 1999.

In ministry Dave has a passion for teaching the Bible and theology, leading missions and raising up student leaders. In his free time, Dave is an enormous sports fan, especially SEC football and Duke Blue Devils basketball.

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Taylor Ogden Thomas

Care and Development Program Director

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Andy Guarini

Middle School Program Director

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Samantha Johnson

High School Minister

Sam serves as the High School Minister for rezlife Student Ministries. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Psychology.

Sam’s favorite part of her job is spending time with students on Wednesday nights and going on mission trips with the high school students during the summer. Sam is also a lover of waffles.

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Deborah Comstock

Event & Volunteer Program Director

Deborah likes to refer to herself as a party planner for Jesus. She plans events for students in 6th - 12th grade, everything thing from retreats, mission trips, camps and other fun events. 

If you want to get connected and volunteer with youth, she's the person. She gets people plugged in to volunteer for all of the events, behind the scenes activities, and hanging out with youth each week.

Deborah has been on staff in this role 10 plus years. She's married and his two daughters and one grandson. Favorite verse is Colossians 3:23 - Whatever you do, do it from the heart for the Lord and not for people.

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Teri Chalker

Confirmation/Wild 1's Coordinator

Teri believes she has the best "job" in the world! She gets to hang out with kids! She wears two hats: on one side, she works in Children's Ministries with the WILD1's 5th grade youth group; on the other side, she works in Student Ministries with the Confirmation program. 

Teri has two children, Jordan and Josh. She and her husband Brad were high school sweethearts. She went to KU (Rock Chalk!) but married a Wildcat. She loves watching her kids in their activities and cheering them on. She also enjoys boating and being on the water and loves to travel.  

She is a Licensed Clinical Social worker in both Kansas and Missouri, but has been working at Resurrection since 2002. She feels that God has placed her in these ministries - she would never have picked them for the direction of her life. God is good that way, huh?

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Darci Iandolo

Administrative Assistant to Student Ministries

Darci serves part-time as the Administrative Assistant in rezlife Student Ministries. She basically is the “eyes and ears” of the department.

Darci helps support the weekly youth group programs and assists in the development of all rezlife retreats, events and mission trips.

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Nick Kaufmann

Student Ministries Program Director

Shalom!

As I get older I try to be who I needed when I was younger. It helps me relate to students. I believe in building community with our students. It is a community that builds upon a foundation of Jesus Christ's values in life. I believe in guiding students as they wrestle with their thoughts and feelings about God. It is my hope that each student roots themselves in faith so that they may understand God more fully.

Students will learn about loving our neighbors from me. I will also invite students to experience and serve a diverse humanity created by God with me.

I believe that every student is a vessel for expressing God's love in the world. Please join me in inspiring our students to embody God's love for others.

Peace.

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Kelley Rowe

Student Ministries Intern

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Trish Gau

Coordinating Assistant

Trish is originally from Pennsylvania, but has lived in Kansas with her husband, Ken, for the last 16 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Emma and Katelyn, two cats and a dog and wouldn't want to live anywhere else!

She enjoys traveling, reading, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. 

"So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets." (Matthew 7:12)

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Cory Ryan

Director of Vibe and Rezlife Worship Arts

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Jordan Tracy

Associate Audio Engineer

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Micah Jacobsen

Media Services Technical Producer

Micah Jacobsen produces events and runs audio, video, and lighting for our worship services and other events.

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