Associate Pastor of Discipleship


Lucas grew up as the son of a pastor in the Chicago suburbs.  He gave his life to Christ at an early age and accepted his calling into vocational ministry his senior year of high school.  After graduating from Lincoln Christian University he spent 8 years in ministry before moving to the Kansas City metro area.

Lucas started working at New Life in March of 2015.  In the past, Lucas has worked in a variety of capacities in the ministry, but at New Life is applying his passion for helping people take “next steps” by leading the adult discipleship program: training Life Group leaders, teaching at weekend services and working with the First Impressions Team to help people move from “first-time guests” to “New Life family members.”  Lucas and his wife, Charissa, have three children, and they love spending time together as a family. Lucas is an avid Sci-fi fan, book nerd, comic geek, and Star Wars fanatic.


Education: M.A.; Lincoln Christian University

Personal: Married to Charissa since 2008; four daughters (Vivienne, Olivia, Genevieve, and Marilynn)

Hobbies: Music, Books, Snowboarding

Favorite Movie(s): Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Favorite Book(s): Death By Meeting, Everything Must Change

Favorite Quote: “I love you.  I know.”

Favorite Verse(s): 1 John 3:1a – “See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are.”