Tim Waggoner- Pastor
Tim began serving Knox Presbyterian as Senior Pastor on May 1, 1994. He and his wife, Janis, have three daughters, Jessica (Chad) Tammy, and Rebecca (Jeff) and four Grandchildren. Tim has a Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Theater. A few of his hobbies are racquetball and theater.
Janet Loos - Director of Children's Ministry
Janet joined the Knox Staff July 3, 2017. She is a Kansas City girl since age 6, graduating from SM South and
then Mid American Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters in Education.
Janet and Larry have 3 children, Mark age 11, Sophie age 3 and Emma who is 1. She enjoys spending time
with family and friends, doing crafty things and gardening. She loves to bake and is a huge Royals, Chiefs,
and Jayhawks fan.
Nathanial Olsen - Director of Music
Nate earned a B.A. in Music from Bethel University in St Paul, MN and a M.A.in church music from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in
Gladstone, MO.He has served as a worship director, traditional service leader, children's choir director, and a solist in both instrumental and
voice before joining the Knox staff in September 2016. Nate, and his wife Rachel and have two daughters.
Director of Youth Ministry
Kendra, better known as "Kendi" Holcomb-Densmore has served in a number of capacities at Knox and is now the Director of Youth and
College-age Ministries. She previously was the Director of the Celebration Choir, Celebration Worship Team, served as the Youth Ministry Assistant, and
intern for the Adult Christian Education. Kendi graduated from Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois, with a Bachelors of Science,
Music Education, and Vocal Concentration. She attended Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO, and received her Master of Arts,
Christian Education and Youth Ministry.
Kendi is an avid hockey fan and occasionally sneaks away to St. Louis to catch the Detroit Redwings at an away game. She also enjoys reading, music
(she is a member of the byFire band), movies and trying new foods.
Celebration Choir Director
Russell has been the Celebration Choir (Jr and Sr High Youth) Director since 2007 and has also lead the Celebration Worship Team and Praise Band
since 2011. Russell also teaches elementary band in the DeSoto School District. He and his wife Kellie have two children, Caleb and Katie. Russell
received a Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Colorado and had studied in the Masters of Music Education program at UMKC.
Karen Van Aalsburg- Secretary
Karen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minnesota, and has served as the church's
secretary since September of 2000. Karen enjoys spending time with her husband, Dick, and their sons, Lee and Jared and their wives, Karmen and
Jenny. Karen's four grandchildren, Caleb, Karli, Hudson and Rebecca are a delight and joy to her. She enjoys writing, reading, antiquing, decorating,
and hosting and participating in Bible studies.