Nick Adams youth pastor of Zoe MinistriesNick Adams is the youth pastor at ZOE Youth Ministry.  He preaches the majority of sermons on Wednesday nights, leads the adult leader/student leadership teams, and spends countless hours discipling the young men of ZOE.  His favorite part of ZOE is having man-time with the boys and leading trips across the country/world.

Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds

Favorite Sports Team: KC Royals/Chiefs

Favorite Personal Nickname: P-Nicky

Favorite Quote: “If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you!”  -Unknown


Des Adams of Zoe youth ministriesDesirae Adams co-leads ZOE Youth Ministry with her husband, Nick. She helps lead countless ZOE trips, disciples many young ladies, and is Pastor Nick’s strongest support system. Her favorite part of ZOE is watching the teens worship God and connecting with the girls.

Favorite TV Show: Friends

Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Twins

Favorite Personal Nickname: Deb or Residae

Favorite Quote: “God’s plans for your life far exceed your circumstances for the day.”   –Louie Giglio


Tristan Website 2Tristan Bergerhofer is one of Pastor Nick’s Youth Assistants, alongside Erin Bridges. He serves the teens in a variety of ways, including leading the teen guys in small groups. His favorite part of ZOE is the group dance parties after the ZOE service.

Favorite TV Show: Walking Dead

Favorite Sports Team: KU Jayhawks

Favorite Personal Nickname: Scout

Favorite Quote: “YOU QUIT THAT WHIPPING BOYS” — Thomas Gore


Erin Website FinalErin Bridges is one of Pastor Nick’s Youth Assistants, alongside Tristan Bergerhofer. She serves in a variety of ways, including leading the teen girls in small groups. Her favorite part of ZOE is the way you get to know everybody on the ZOE trips in the van rides.

Favorite TV Show: Rizzoli and Isles

Favorite Sports Team: KC Royals

Favorite Personal Nickname: Eyre Bear

Favorite Quote: “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” — CS Lewis


Lindsey Eaton from Shawnee KansasLindsey Eaton is an adult leader at ZOE Youth Ministry. Prior to being an adult leader, she was an integral part of our student leadership team for 2 years.  Now, she has helps mentor and disciple teen girls at ZOE.  She also has a huge heart for missions.  Her favorite part of ZOE is the emphasis on having a good relationship with the Lord combined with a strong sense of community.

Favorite TV Show: American Idol

Favorite Sports Team: Boston Red Sox

Favorite Personal Nickname: Schmeaton or Linds

Favorite Quote: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.”     –Unknown


Beth WebsiteBeth Fuller is n adult leader at ZOE Youth Ministry. She helps run the cafe and drives us across the country on different trips throughout the year. Her favorite part of ZOE is jamming to music, especially frozen, on our ZOE trips.

Favorite TV Show: Bones

Favorite Sports Team: Sporting KC

Favorite Personal Nickname: Bethlehem

Favorite Quote: “God does not give you the people you want, but gives you the people you need to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, to make you into the person you are meant to be.” — Unknown


LoLo youth leader at CPC in the Shawnee areaLauren Laffler is an adult leader at ZOE Youth Ministry and formerly Pastor Nick’s youth assistant for 2 years. She helps to run the ZOE Café, sing on the worship team, and reach out to the visitors who come to ZOE.  She has helped lead multiple ZOE trips, including the ZOE Missions trip to Kona, Hawaii. Her favorite part of ZOE is the crazy teens and awesome trips.

Favorite TV Show: Saved By The Bell

Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite Personal Nickname: LoLo

Favorite Quote: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”   –Dr. Seuss


Marcus Lewis adult leader at Zoe Youth ministries in Shawnee KansasMarcus Lewis is an adult leader at ZOE Youth Ministry. He acted as the interim youth pastor for a year and a half, leading multiple trips/services, while the church was searching for Pastor Nick.  He helps lead the Wednesday night services and brings a life/energy into the room wherever he goes.  His favorite part of Zoe is the energy of the teens who love God.

Favorite TV Show: Duck Dynasty

Favorite Sports Team: Miami Heat

Favorite Personal Nickname: Markeyto

Favorite Quote: “Truth is not a message, truth is a person.”   –Unknown


Nick adult leader at Zoe Youth MinistriesNick Neighbors is an adult leader at ZOE Youth Ministry. He helps run the café on Wednesday nights and spends time connecting with the young men at ZOE.  He has helped lead the ZOE Desperation Trips and various events. His favorite part of ZOE is the time of fellowship that we have before and after the ZOE service.

Favorite TV Show: Rugrats

Favorite Sports Team: KU Basketball Team

Favorite Personal Nickname: N-Slam

Favorite Quote: “It’s better to lead from behind and to put others in front.”   –Nelson Mandela


Megan Ussery at Zoe youth ministries in Shawnee Kansas

Megan Ussery is an adult leader of ZOE Youth Ministry.  She served as Pastor Nick’s youth assistant alongside Robert Knaus for 2 years using her skills of organization to keep things running.  Her favorite part of ZOE is La Vida Wednesdays (1st Wed of Every Month) because it is always really fun and there is always something random that happens.

Favorite TV Show: Duck Dynasty

Favorite Sports Team: KU Jayhawks Basketball

Favorite Personal Nickname: Schmegan

Favorite Quote: “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wonder are lost.” –J.R.R. Tolkien