Jeff Funderburk Staff

Jeff Funderburk

Lead Pastor

Jeff has served as a pastor for 23 years and has been serving at Heart of Life for the past 15. His role is to oversee and communicate the mission of Heart of Life and his passion is presenting God’s word and seeing people take steps to follow Jesus.

He has been married to his middle school sweetheart Jennifer for 27 years and his favorite activities are hunting, fishing, and watching or playing just about any sport. But, he is most relaxed outside around the campfire; cup of bold coffee in hand, with his wife, 3 children, new son-in-law, and english bulldog.

Gabe Cantrell Staff

Gabe Cantrell

Adrian Campus Pastor

Gabe Cantrell serves as the campus pastor for the Adrian Campus. Gabe and his wife grew up in the Adrian area and attended school at Adrian where there 3 children, Ragan, Nash and Izzy attend. Gabe has a heart and passion for understanding who God is and helping others around also learn about the one true God.

Megan Cantrell

Megan Cantrell

Assistant Children's Director

Megan and her family have attended the HOL Adrian Campus since the doors opened in 2009. Since then she has served in many different roles, including the Children’s Ministry, audio/video, the Heart of Life Community Food Pantry, and wherever else she is needed. Megan enjoys working alongside a team of people who are focused on spreading the Word and love of Jesus.

Outside of Church, Megan loves spending time with her husband Gabe, who serves as the Campus Pastor at Adrian and their 3 beautiful children. Megan also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, meeting new people and having a good laugh.

Jason Riel Update

Jason Riel

Worship Pastor

A former public high school music teacher and U.S Army Reserve officer, Jason loves the opportunity to connect the hearts of people to their Creator through worship. He’s an avid Kansas City Royals fan with slightly ADHD tendencies, who loves making music with his two sons, Zach and Jacob. Jason feels blessed that he has been able to share this wild journey God has given him with Karen, his high school sweetheart, who he married in 1990.

Charles Funderburk Staff

Charles Funderburk

Garden City Campus Pastor

After 45 years of full-time ministry in five different states, Charles decided it was time for retirement. Since 2008 those retirement years have been spent serving as a Support
Pastor at Heart of Life. One of the most thrilling benefits is the opportunity to serve in ministry together with his son Jeff, who is the Lead Pastor. Ain’t God Good!!!
He has been married to Ginger for over 50 years and they also have a daughter. Angela. He still likes golf and fishing and needs to do more of both.

Virginia Garrett Staff

Virginia Garrett

Executive Assistant to the Lead Pastor

Virginia has served at HOL since 1993 and for the last 15 years has served as the Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor. Virginia loves meeting people and hearing their stories about how God is at work in their lives. She is passionate about helping connect people into community with one another and into the life of the church.

Outside of work, she and her husband, Don, love spending time with their two married children & their spouses and four grandchildren. Their latest fun thing to do is cruising the lake on their pontoon, trying to catch fish!

Troy Wilson Staff

Troy Wilson

Lees Summit Campus Pastor

As pastor for the Lee’s Summit campus, Troy is passionate about helping people connect to God and each other through the scriptures, worship, small groups, prayer, missions and service projects for the church and community. Troy and his beautiful wife for over twenty years, Jodi, were saved one week apart, twenty-two years ago. Two months before they were married, they took their first mission trip to Haiti and continue to minister to the people of Haiti to this day. They are blessed with four sons and one daughter. He loves spending time with his family, whether swimming at their neighborhood pool, canoeing down a river, riding their bikes, attending a Royals, Sporting KC, or Mavericks game, skiing or riding ATV’s in the Colorado mountains or playing at the beach.

Rhonda Garrett Staff

Rhonda Garrett

Visual Media Coordinator

After joining the HOL church staff in 2006, Rhonda began creating and helping manage media, such as print materials, signage, video production & editing. She has the privilege of working with a creative staff to collaborate on multiple projects in the graphic department of Heart of Life Church. Rhonda and her husband Donny enjoy spending time with their two amazing kids Tyler and Hope and look forward to what God has in store for their future.

Pam Hustad Staff

Pam Hustad

Student Coordinator

Working with students as the Student Director for Heart of Life has become more of a privilege for Pam than a job. During the last 25 years, Pam has worked with students in various roles and has loved every minute of it. Her joy from this ministry comes from the opportunity to see students realize how much God loves them and help them apply His truths to their daily lives. Helping students to become leaders and gain a passion for Jesus and their relationship with Him, all while working alongside a great team of adults who share in her love for working with students, is what brings much joy to Pam’s heart in Student Ministry.

Pam enjoys spending time with her husband and family; her grandkids bringing much joy during that time. You may also find Pam in the kitchen enjoying her love for cooking and baking or spending time with friends over a cup of coffee.

Support Staff

Jason Riel Update

Jason Riel


Randy Jones

Shawn Gibbs Support Team

Shawn Gibbs

Lori Hernandez Support Team

Lori Hernandez

Pam Hustad Staff

Pam Hustad

Don Sutcliffe Support Staff

Don Sutcliffe