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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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Worship Leader

tyrik taylor

My name is Tyrik Taylor and I have been at City Life for 7 years.  I grew up in Leavenworth, Kansas after moving around as a military brat.  I have a beautiful wife, Ashley, and two wonderful kids, Tytus and Lela.  I love connecting with God through music and I enjoy leading people into worship at City Life.  When I'm not serving at City Life or working as a Solution Analyst at Cerner, I enjoy spending time with my family and making music for commercials with companies around Kansas City.

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Kid City Co-Director

Bekki Diefendorf

My name is Bekki Diefendorf and I've been honored to lead Kid City at City Life for many years.  As a mother of three, I understand that all children need God's unconditional love and acceptance as well as graceful  instruction.  To this end we do our best to share God's Word and provide opportunities for knowing Him in a fun settling with friends.  During the week I work full time as the Catering Operations Manager with Panera Bread Co.

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Kid City Co-Director

courtney Garrett

Hi my name is Courtney Garrett.  I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and moved to Kansas City in 2013 to attend UMKC for dance.  I love seeing people, no matter what their age, grow in their walk with God.  I enjoy serving the children of my City Life family as the coordinator of Kid City.  Outside of Sundays,  I am pursuing my passion for dance as a member of Störling Dance Theater and a dance instructor at The Culture House.