Staff

Pastor

David Rolf

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Rev. David M. Rolf was born into a Lutheran Christian home in 1973 and raised with a strong faith in Jesus. His parents were Lutheran educators; therefore, his tutelage was in the Lutheran School system where he attended grade school (K-8) at St. Martin’s Lutheran in Clintonville, WI. He graduated from Lutheran High School South in St. Louis, MO. He received his bachelor’s degree at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO., and attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis receiving a Masters of Divinity.

Pastor Rolf was married to Cynthia in 1998 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arnold, MO and they have two teenage daughters, Jordan and Julia. He came to Peace Lutheran Church in 2015 to serve as the sole pastor. Along with serving the parish, he currently serves on two boards in the Kansas City area: LUMA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency) as treasurer, and Beautiful Savior Lutheran Nursing Home as President. He is a second career pastor, serving in the financial industry for over 20 years before attending the seminary. His prior experience includes working for various banks, credit unions, MasterCard International, and running his own business as a Financial Advisor.

“I truly enjoy spending time in ministry, and therefore, much of my free time is spent serving others in various capacities. Family is important to me and raising our daughters into strong Christian women has been an exciting journey for both Cindy and me, as we are celebrating over 23 years of marriage. I enjoy camping, fishing, watching movies, and football. However, nothing can compare to the joy of speaking to others and telling them about the love of Jesus.”

“Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.” Acts 16:31




Child Care Director

Carla Hamilton

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Carla Hamilton is the center director over Grow in Peace Christian Learning Center. She has been with the center since its opening in 1996. Carla has a degree in Early Education and a Child Growth and Development Certificate. She dedicates her knowledge and talents to the operation of our quality child care and advocates for early education standards in Missouri.

Carla was baptized and grew up in the Catholic faith in Saint Joseph, MO. In 1997 she chose to profess her faith and became a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. She raised her two boys in the faith and they were both confirmed within the Lutheran Church. Carla is blessed with a Christian marriage of 35 years to her husband Pat. They live in Raytown and enjoy vacationing and exploring together. Through the ups and downs of their lives together they remain strong and committed to following the paths God lays before them.

"You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." Psalm 16:11




Music Director

Edward Poston

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Edward Poston joined Peace Lutheran Church as music director and organist in February 2020. A native of Clearfield, Utah, Edward holds master’s and bachelor degrees from the University of Kansas and Brigham Young University-Idaho, respectively. He began piano studies at age four and began playing the organ at age eight. In high school, he played the violin and cello and sometimes conducted his high school orchestra. Edward has previously served other Protestant and Catholic denominations in Utah, Idaho, Kansas, and Missouri. In 2019, the Kansas City Arts Beat described that he played with “astonishing skill and musicality” at the VII Annual French Organ Festival at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Kansas City (an event hosted by the American Guild of Organists). During the summer of 2021, he was the pit orchestra conductor for Half Time the Musical in Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Edward is currently the rehearsal pianist for Wamego Public Schools (USD 320). He returned to the University of Kansas in the fall of 2021 to begin doctoral studies in Church Music and Organ. Edward is part Mexican, speaks Spanish, enjoys WWII movies, and loves word puzzles and games. His wife, Kimberlynn, is a talented soprano and high school choir teacher. He is grateful to see familiar faces and play in public once again.




Administrative Assistant

Debra Baldwin

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Deb is the Church Administrative Assistant with Peace Lutheran Church.

Deb was born and raised in Whittier, California. She is a life-long Lutheran Missouri Synod. She attended grade school at Trinity Lutheran School, Whittier, California, and came to Missouri to attend St. Paul's College in Concordia, Missouri. That is where she met her husband of 50 years. They have 3 children, 7 grandchildren (of which 3 are triplet girls), and one great-granddaughter.

Deb has worked at: Mutual Ticket Agency in Los Angeles; Community Blood Bank receptionist in KC; Commerce Bank of Kansas City; ABC Bookkeeping and Tax Service; H&R Block; Internal Revenue Service.

Deb is retired from IRS as Front Line Supervisor; Examination Department, January 31, 2014, after 28 years. She received the Gallatin award for service.

“I have been a member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod my entire life. I have seen many changes. Change is good when you accept the challenges, go with the flow, and move forward with God's plan to touch and reach people with his word. It can be sad to leave behind traditions and old ways that are familiar and a comfort to us. Even though music, hymnals, fashion, groups, activities, and decor continually changes; I am assured that the foundation of the church will not change, the inerrant Word of God.”

For You, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. Psalm 71:5




 
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