Meet Our Team
Scott Marshall | Lead Pastor
Scott has served as a pastor for almost 25 years and loves what he does. Leading people toward Jesus and into a better tomorrow is what excites him. He is married to his college sweetheart, Andrea, and together they have 3 energetic kids—Hudson, Corban & Karrington. Scott loves spending time with his family, doing almost anything outdoors, working out (stress relief!) and trying not to lose digits doing woodworking and creative projects, while also working to keep his street cred as a foodie.
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Phil Burkhart | Worship Arts Pastor
Phil has served for almost 20 years as a pastor, worship leader, and speaker and is passionate about embracing diversity and creativity in worship to see lives transformed by Jesus. He holds a Youth and Family Ministry degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University, Master of Arts in Worship Studies from Liberty Theological Seminary, Master of Arts in Music and Worship and a Certificate in Media and Technology from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is also the founder of the Worship Arts Collective which resources and equips pastors and leaders of the local church.
Phil has been married to his wife, Angelia since 2008 and they have two children; their daughter Maisie and son Hendrick. He is an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and cheers for the KC Royals and Chiefs. He enjoys all things sports, KC BBQ, and a good cup of coffee.
Larry Page | Student & Operations Pastor
Larry Page (LP) has served as a Student Pastor for 25+ years. He graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University (BA double major in Religion & English) & Baker University (Masters of Liberal Arts) a long, long time ago in a galaxy far away. His daily pursuit, apart from Jesus, is delicious meats, cold Mountain Dew, strong coffee and authentic southern sweet tea! If he isn’t hanging out with students & youth staff, you can find him making jerky, grilling meat or building something.
What drives LP is to point students and their families in Jesus’ direction and see Christ fill their lives.
LP and Crystal have been married for over 25 years and have two children: daughter (Lauren) & son (Alex).
Aaron VanStrien | Kids Pastor
David Curry | Groups Director
Brittany Ulmer | Assistant Student Pastor
Bryan Kirk | Associate Arts Director
Bryan is married to Jenny, both are graduates of Friends University in Wichita. Bryan has been the Associate Arts Director since 2006 and Jenny serves as one of the worship leaders at Wichita First.
Bethany Bond | Communications Director
Sandy Culver | Family Ministry Assistant & Office Admin
Sandy has been on staff in several support roles for multiple years. She supports our Family Ministry staff and currently oversees the bulletin, church database and other office administration. She is married to Lorin and together they have three girls and several grandkids.
Debbie Dungan | Facilities Manager
Debbie leads our facilities team. She is married to Frank and they have three adult kids and 4 grandkids. She has been a part of the Wichita First family for over 30 years. Debbie and Frank serve in multiple roles here at Wichita First.
Lea Rankin | Office Manager
Lea has been on staff in several support roles. She leads our Office and is married to Gene. Together, they have three kids Allen who lives in Chicago, Andrew in college in Illinois, and Alexis, a care giver for special needs students.