Mike Coglan - Senior Pastor
Mike has been pastor of Community Covenant Church since 2001. He and his wife Laura are blessed with two wonderful grown children (Ian and Brenna), one terrific son-in-law (Josh Popejoy), and a gentle German Shepherd (Kenai). A former Chicagoan, Mike is an alum of both North Park Theological Seminary and Northwestern University. He enjoys writing, travel with Laura, serving the City of Kearney, and is a board member with the Arctic Broadcasting Association in Alaska.
Grayson Daganaar - Youth Pastor
Growing up in the church, my years in high school played a critical role in my spiritual development. It was during this time that I had a wonderful youth pastor who saw my strengths, passions, and interests, and showed me how I could use them to serve God. Now that I am a youth pastor, I also see that as a critical part of my calling. I love spending time with middle and high school students, listening to their stories and answering questions about what it means to be a follower of Christ. I find youth ministry to be the most energizing form of ministry. My wife, Katherine, and I came to Community Covenant Church in November 2015. In February, we welcomed our wonderful son, Hendrick. He has helped us understand the words of the old hymn, “How sweet to hold a newborn baby; and feel the pride and joy he gives.” Our interests include reading, watching Netflix, late-night Sonic runs, and playing with our dog, Max. We both love Kansas City and call it home.
Denise Snyder - Children's Director
Denise has always loved ministering to the children and the youth of CCC. Denise's life drastically changed years ago upon agreeing to teach a Sunday School class. Her passion for teaching these little ones deepened as she saw them connect with stories of Jesus and his sacrifice. She focuses on providing a fun learning environment to discover who God is and about his love for them. Denise looks forward to partnering with families to help kids begin a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.
In her free time, Denise enjoys spending time with her family, husband, Dan, son, Drew and daughter, Paige (son-in-law Josh) and her first grandchild, Aspen. They enjoy vacationing to new places each year and trips to the lake.
Sandra Brown - Administrative Assistant
Sandra has been the Administrative Assistant for the past year here at Kearney Community Covenant. She tells us she feels extremely blessed to have the opportunity to work with caring people. She has always attended church. Growing up in a small town, attending vacation bible school and Sunday school class was something she looked forward to. She is excited to see the ways in which God is going to use her, in her new position. She and her husband, Jerry, have two boys. Victor graduated from MSU, and Aaron is a Junior at Missouri S & T. In their spare time they enjoy taking family vacations. One of their favorite trips was cruising to the Bahamas.
John Sandberg - Worship Director
John joined Community Covenant as the Worship Director in late 2016 after 15 years as a backup worship lead at Journey Covenant in Liberty, MO. John grew up in the Covenant denomination. He was born at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago and attended Edgebrook Covenant in Chicago as a child. He moved on to Northbrook Covenant in Northbrook, IL, and later Komstad Covenant in Beresford, SD where he was confirmed. After spending his high school years as a member of First Covenant in Sioux City, IA, John moved down to Kansas City in 2001 after graduating from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA, to work as a Software Engineer and helped plant Liberty Springs Covenant Church, which later became Journey Covenant.
John is married to Carrie.They have a son named Caleb and two dogs, Frankie and Maggie. John loves playing and singing music, and spends his free time working on his house, playing video games, reading, or watching movies with his family.