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Lead Pastor

Dave Diefendorf

My name is David Diefendorf and it's an honor and a joy to lead City Life.  I grew up in Littleton, Colorado where my love for nature and the mountains was firmly established.   I graduated from the University of Kansas and went on to obtain a masters degree from Fuller Seminary.  I have been married to my best friend and partner-in-crime, Bekki, for over 17 years and it just keeps getting better!  We have three boys: Harper, Rhett and Ambrose.  

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Executive Pastor

Michaela Kadera-Redmond

Welcome to City Life!  I'm Michaela Kadera-Redmond and I am a Midwestern gal, having grown up in NE and IA and now call Kansas City home!  I graduated from Iowa State University (Cyclones, not Hawkeyes!) in 2002 and moved to KC shortly thereafter.  I have spent a season in the corporate world, a season at home raising kids and am now in a season of fulltime ministry.  God's path is always adventurous!  My husband, Marcel, and I have three amazing kids who keep us on the move.  It's a joy to serve this city and its people!

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Kid City Director

Marji Smith

Hi, my name is Marji Smith. My husband, Dave, and I are newer to Kansas City. We love it and the people who live here. We have lived in many places, both in ministry and in the secular field. I currently serve as the Kid City Director and it is my belief is that there isn’t an adult God and a child God. There is one God who honors childlike faith, no matter your age!  Children can hear God’s voice and minister to each other just as adults can and sometimes better! Jesus says, “except you become like children….” Matthew 18:3  We welcome your kids into our ministry and consider it a privilege to partner with parents in teaching God's truths.

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Will and Jordann McGinnis

We are Will and Jordann McGinnis and we co-lead the City Life worship team!  We grew up in different states, but met in college while working at a summer camp. We married and moved to KC after college. Outside of worship, Will works as an engineer and Jordann as a stay at home mom to our daughter, Shiloh. We love spending time outdoors, hosting people in our home and celebrating all things big and little. We are passionate about helping others encounter God through worship and believe that He always meets us exactly where we are and draws us to Himself.