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Leawood Baptist Church

Sunday Worship Service at 10:45 AM

8200 State Line Road

Leawood, KS 66206-1246

913/649-0100 Fax: 913/649-4872

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Adam Carter

Senior Pastor


Adam became Senior Pastor on May 31, 2015, after completing a one-year Pastoral Residency at Wornall Road Baptist Church through the North American Mission Board. He received his Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Church Ministries from Maranatha Baptist University. After completing his B.A., Adam served as Minister to Students for a church in Birmingham, Alabama, for four years. He continues to have a heart for students and people of all ages and desires to help connect people with the heart of God.

Adam enjoys spending time with his wife, Marilane, and son, Isaac (2) at their home in Kansas City, Mo. They are expecting a second son in October 2015.

Peggy A. Forstad

Director of Worship and Music Arts


Peggy has been with LBC since May 2010. We have not been the only ones, however, to have been blessed by her love of God and music as Peggy has also served as an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Music Department of Longview Community College and as Director of the Tower Choir Singers at the Lansing (Kan.) Correctional Facility. She received both her Master's and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Central Missouri State University.

Peggy and her husband, Paul, make their home in Overland Park. In their moments away from work, they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Daniel So

Minister to Students


Daniel began his part-time position at LBC on August 30, 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and is currently employed full-time as an electrical drafting technician at Burns & McDonnell Engineers. He has a love for music, singing, playing guitar and ukulele in his spare time; and for educating youth, as evidenced by his involvement with Youth Ministry at First Baptist Church in Warrensburg for nearly ten years.

Daniel lives in Kansas City, Mo.

Jamie Sink

Director of Weekday Education

913/649-0921 or Email

Jamie began her duties as LBC's Preschool & Parents Day Out director in August 2013, bringing with her years of expertise as a preschool teacher in a Christian environment. Jamie has been instrumental in creating and maintaining a wonderful learning atmosphere for God's children.

A graduate of Kansas State University, Jamie lives in Shawnee with her husband, Jon, to whom she's been married since 2003. They have two children, Jayden and Jonah, two dogs, two cats, and a frog.

Linda Keller

Volunteer Financial Secretary


Linda has volunteered in LBC's Finance Department for many years and is currently serving on the Finance & Stewardship Committee. She brings with her years of experience as an Engineering Administrative Assistant with Massman Construction in Kansas City, Mo.

She has been a member of LBC since 1991 and lives in Kansas City, Mo.

Sheryl Shankles

Administrative Assistant


Sheryl and her husband, Gary, lived in North Carolina for most of their married life. They have two grown sons, one of which still lives there with his family. They moved to Kansas City from Utah, where they sought to minister to former Mormons in the area. Sheryl is very glad to be serving God together with us.

Roxanne Adrian



Roxanne began her position as a pianist at LBC in October 2007. Her musical talents at LBC now additionally encompass the Organ and Clavinova. She attended Baptist Bible College and Southwestern Missouri State University in Springfield, where she received her Master's Degree in Music Education with Honor Diploma for Piano. For 10 years, she taught in the music department at Baptist Bible College. Following that, she was on staff of Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas, for 15 years.

Roxanne became a church musician at the early age of 11. In 2005, she began recording her piano hymn arrangements, produced three CDs, and has also played numerous concerts in churches. She teaches piano and music classes both in and outside of her home in the Kansas City area.

Ron Hicks

Day Custodian


A ten-year employee of Alliance Maintenance, Ron has over 30 years of experience that he brings to LBC in his role as a day custodian, working from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. He began his tenure as our custodian on Oct. 22, 2014, and makes his home with wife, Mary, in Mission, Kansas, where he enjoys working on and collecting classic cars.

Maurine Pachter

Night Custodian

Maurine has been a long-time employee of Alliance Maintenance, as well as an instructor of "Laughter Yoga." She handles the nightly cleaning of the Preschool/PDO classrooms, restrooms, and public areas as well as the weekly cleaning of all church restrooms. She started at LBC with Ron Hicks in October 2014.

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