MEET OUR STAFF
PASTOR STEVE SCHULZE
Pastors Steve and Kelly came to the Parsons Foursquare Church in April of 2000. They have one son Spencer and his wife Leah. They reside and work in San Diego, California. Pastor Steve is a graduate of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has served in various capacities in the denomination and community: divisional superintendent of Foursquare churches, served on the Foursquare Cabinet, President of the Board of Directors of Camp Pomme de Terre, President of the Parsons Chamber of Commerce, Supervisor of the Parsons Police Chaplains, and a hospital chaplain also. He has greatly enjoyed the relationship with Labette Community College being a pastor to both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams down through the years. Pastor Steve enjoys teaching the Word of God and also being used in the Gifts of the Spirit as the Spirit leads. “I know I couldn’t do it without Kelly always being there and being the support to me that she is,” Pastor Steve shares.
PASTOR KELLY SCHULZE
Born and raised on a farm in Concordia, Kansas, Kelly comes from a family of two sisters, three nephews and one great nephew whose name is Brantley. She was raised in the First Baptist Church in Concordia and it was a powerful church that did a lot for each other and the community. Her Mom, is 85 ½ now and still lives in the home Kelly was raised in. Coming from a large family with over 60 cousins, red is their dominant gene for hair and is plainly seen throughout the family. On her Mother’s side there have been 25 cousins in full-time ministry in the Foursquare denomination. Kelly has been in full-time ministry for 35 years now with her husband, with the first 17 having traveled together as itinerant ministers (evangelists). In 2000 they came to Parsons to assume the role as Senior Pastors. Kelly’s heart is for all people to know Jesus as their Savior and serve Him in all aspects of their lives. She reaches and touches many people’s lives all throughout the community from the CORE at the hospital, to the grocery store, to serving on the 506 School Board of education. Her prayer is that you would be like a palm tree that can stand up through the storms of life and come through standing tall learning the lessons of life.
PASTOR DAVID KEATON
I was originally born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (Insert hillbilly joke here). My freshman year I begin dating a beautiful girl named Jessica and we became high school sweethearts. We were married in June of 98 and have since had four children. Their names are Anthony, Alyssa, Aric, and Allen. We also have raised three other beautiful girls named Jackie, Tori, and Treniti. They are my wife’s sisters and have been “our girls” since they were little. Parsons has been our home for almost thirty years. My wife and I came to church here in the year of 2000. We began to work with the youth as QUEST leaders in 2001. I became the youth pastor in November of 2006. My hope is that each youth of this area come to know the restoring and saving power of Jesus Christ. And when we gather as a youth group we see the interrupting love and acceptance of Christ in our coming together and our daily lives. My prayer is that God would bless each of you with his love and peace.
PASTOR TRICIA POE
Children's & Worship Pastor
I grew up in the middle of Indiana and spent almost as much time at church as I did at home when I was a kid and teen! I attended Life Pacific Bible College and in May of 2005 graduated with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. In September of 2005 I moved to Parsons, Kansas to take the position of Kids Pastor. Since then I have also added Worship Pastor to my list of positions at the church. I am passionate about seeing the littlest hearts know how deeply they are loved by Jesus and ushering all ages into worshipping the King through music-knowing that worship will flow out into all other areas of our lives. It is truly an honor to serve at the Parsons Foursquare Church. I am married to an incredibly talented and creative man, Chauncey. We have 3 fun kids that we adore and love watching them grow into the amazing people that God created them to be.
I am a hometown girl and enjoy the many blessings of small town life. I’ve been a member of PFC since 1993, and
have served in many areas of the church. In 2002, I joined the staff here at PFC as Administrative Assistant.
This church is my home!
I worked as a realtor for over 10 years. I am a founding member of the Parsons Arboretum Foundation serving for 25 years, and recently became a member of the Ironhorse Museum Foundation, Inc. I enjoy working with people and being part of this great community. Besides family, church and work, I enjoy the sport of bull riding.
I love watching the PBR and attending live events.
My husband, Jim, and I are blessed with a wonderful family. Our daughter, Molly, is in high school. She serves on the PFC worship team, and as an intern for QUEST Youth. Our son Ryan and his kids Braxton & Brynlee live in Parsons. Our son Jeremy, his wife Katie and daughter Emma live in Louisburg, KS. We cherish the time we have with our family. We are blessed to be part of PFC and serving the Lord with our wonderful church family!
Tim is our Church Maintenance Engineer at Parsons Foursquare Church and is a critical part of making our facilities look great. He attended Parsons Foursquare Church as a child. In 1999 he and his wife Amy, were married at Parsons Foursquare Church.
Jentry was raised in Parsons, Kansas and grew up in the Foursquare Church. She attended Messenger College and received a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry. After graduating from Messenger, she married her husband, Ryan Page. Ryan graduated the next year from Texas A&M. After doing mission work in Belize, Central America for one semester, they both decided to return to school at the University of Arkansas. Ryan received his master’s degree in reproductive physiology of livestock, which he now uses to work at SEK Genetics. Jentry received another bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies. They both taught at Fort Scott Community College for 6 years before returning to Parsons. They have a 4-year-old son, Morgan, and a 2-year-old daughter, Luka. Both children are very energetic and love to help with the animals at home.
I have the privilege of taking care of our little ones here at the Parsons Foursquare Church. I love seeing God do amazing things with our nursey and it’s a joy to work with all those that volunteer. I am married to David who serves as the youth pastor on staff. We were married in June of 98 and have since had four children. Their names are Anthony, Alyssa, Aric, and Allen. We also have raised three other beautiful girls named Jackie, Tori, and Treniti. They are my younger sisters and have been “our girls” since they were little. Parsons has been our home for almost thirty years. My husband and I came to church here in the year 2000.
Carla and her young son Scott moved to Parsons in 1976, where she went to work at Labette County Medical Center as a nurse's aide for 2 1/2 years.
Shortly after moving to Parsons, she met Danny Brown who owned and operated B&G service. They were married in 1979 and she helped him with his business until
they sold it in 1998. He passed in early February of 2004.
In 2005 she met Ed Burke from Saint Paul Kansas and they married in November of 2005. He passed
in April of 2013.
In the latter part of the 1980s she started driving a school bus for Parsons School District 503 and drove until approximately 2010. She also started working for Parsons Auto Parts, taking care of their books, in 1995 and is still working there to this day.
She started attending Parsons Foursquare Church in the early 1990s and has been there ever since. She loves working with the elderly and helping out in any place in
the church that needs help.