Ministers & Staff

Senior Minister Search

Tonganoxie Christian Church (TCC) is conducting a nation-wide search for our next Sr. Minister. If you feel God is calling you to serve in this way, we encourage you to submit your resume for consideration.

TCC, a non-denominational Christian Church rooted in the Christian Restoration Movement is in the process of searching for our next Sr. Minister. Our current Sr. Minister is being called by God to Colorado Springs and serve in another congregation. TCC has been very fortunate and blessed to have our current Sr. Minister for almost 10 years. They are leaving on very good terms.

Tonganoxie, Kansas, a small town of 6,000+ residents in a quiet bedroom community, is approximately 30 minutes from the metropolitan Kansas City area. With a congregation of almost 300, TCC offers three church services on Sunday morning at 8am, 9:30am and 11am. In addition, we have a family-centered event each Wednesday night that includes dinner and bible study classes for adults, youth group services from 6th grade thru high school, and children’s bible studies and activities from Pre-K thru 5th grade. We also have several small groups that meet throughout the week for various Bible studies classes and spiritual connection and fellowship. TCC has been a beacon for the Tonganoxie community for over 150 years. Founded in February of 1872, our church has been richly blessed by God throughout our history.

Please take time to learn more about Tonganoxie Christian Church by perusing our website.

Steve Howell

Associate Minister of Adult Education

Steve is our full-time Associate Minister of Adult Education and Discipleship, serving at TCC since 2007. Steve graduated from Manhattan Christian College with a B.A. in Bible/Pastoral Ministry. He and his wife, Deb, have two kids. Steve is passionate about teaching and helping people discover their new favorite parts of Scripture. In his downtime, Steve enjoys cheering for his favorite hockey team (Go Avs!), writing, enjoying BBQ and Dr. Pepper, and laughing with his family.

Mitch Myer

Youth Minister

Mitch is our full-time Youth Minister and has been serving at TCC since 2016. Mitch is from the Kansas City suburbs and holds an undergraduate degree from Kansas State University as well as an M.A. in New Testament Theology from Johnson University. He and his wife, Chelsi, have five kids with another one on the way. Mitch is passionate about family discipleship and equipping students for life-long devotion to Christ and the Church. In his downtime, Mitch enjoys watching basketball, reading, and exploring the outdoors with his family.  

April Swang

Children's Minister

April is our full-time Children’s Minister and has been serving at TCC since 2016. April is from Oklahoma and attended Midwest Christian College. Her and husband Ted, have 3 boys and 5 grandchildren. April is eager to have children fall in love with God so that they can have Him in their lives forever! April enjoys friends, arts and crafts, scrapbooking, and new experiences with family.

Amber Smith

Church Treasurer

Amber has been a part of the finance team for over 20 years. She took the role as Treasurer in July of 2017. Amber and her husband Michael have two married sons and have enjoyed bringing their sons up in Tonganoxie Christian Church. Amber is sharing the treasurer role with Glenda Stoppel at the present time with a plan on transitioning into a more advisory role over the remainder of 2023. 

Glenda Stoppel

Incoming Church Treasurer

Glenda began serving TCC as a part-time secretary in February, 2022. Her duties transitioned into the treasurer for the church a year later. She is from Hillsboro, Kansas and has an Associate Degree in Business. She and her husband, Tom, have two adult kids, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren. Her family hosted an exchange student from Germany years ago and they consider her as a bonus member along with her husband. Glenda and Tom moved to Tonganoxie in May, 2021 to be closer to their family. She enjoys the camaraderie of the church community and feels that TCC is a great place to worship and grow her spiritual journey.

Tesia Hollingsworth

Church Secretary

Tesia is our full time secretary and has been a member of TCC since 2015. Tesia is from Joplin, MO and moved to Tonganoxie with her husband Reece Hollingsworth. Together they have 3 children- Myla, Emmy and Lane. Tesia is our director of Upward basketball and loves to be involved in all sports and teaching kids about Jesus! In her free time, Tesia loves to spend time with her friends and family.