Pastor Bryan is a native Texan and has been a pastor for over 30 years. He and his wife Louann joined the Fairlawn Team at the beginning of 2016. They came from the St. Louis area where they started and pastored a church for 16 years. Louann is an Administrative Assistant for the Chief Justice of the Shawnee County Court. They have two adult children who are also pastors in the Nazarene Church. Michael is the Lead Pastor of Anchored Hope Church in Troy, Missouri and is married to Kate. Brianna is the Pastor to Families with Children at Mission Church in Lenexa, Kansas and is married to Michael Morrison. Bryan and Louann are also the proud grandparents of Olivia and Brayden Davis. If you want to see a picture, just ask!
Pastor Bryan is passionate that the church impact it’s community with the love of God by helping people belong, believe, and become. He believes God is already at work in the world. The Kingdom has come. The role of the church is to simply join God in bringing that Kingdom to light and life in our community.
Interests: Spending time with family (especially his grandchildren), the Dallas Cowboys, and all things Texas.
WORSHIP & CREATIVE ARTS PASTOR
Pastor Jeremy was born in southern Missouri. He moved to Topeka KS around 1996 and has been in Kansas ever since. He was married to his high school sweetheart in June of 2006. They have four kids Mya, Chloe, Jedediah, and Titus. Jeremy has been pastoring in some form since he was sixteen where he started leading music in the youth band at Oakland Nazarene Church. Jeremy received his Degree in Christian Studies and Theology from Northwest Nazarene University in 2016.
Pastor Jeremy is very passionate about the kingdom, and all people being a part of it. He encourages all believers to live out the incarnation of Christ in order to fulfill God’s ultimate purposes of Mission.
Some books that spark his interest are “Tangible Kingdom”, “Deep and Wide”, and “Blue Like Jazz”.
Interests: Family traveling, Hunting, and KC SPORTS!
PASTOR TO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
Pastor Shawna grew up a Kansas Girl. She lived in Wichita most of her life, but migrated to Olathe for college at MidAmerica Nazarene University. There, she graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry with Emphasis in Children Ministry, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth and Family Ministry. From MNU, she took her first Pastorate where she stayed until 2014.
She never would have guessed that her journey would have taken her to Topeka, but she is certainly glad it did. She recently celebrated her third year at Fairlawn. Its been an adventure full of amazing memories! Shawna absolutely loves her job as a Kid’s Pastor, but her passion is story-telling. In fact, her whole philosophy of ministry is based on bringing Bible Stories to life for the kids.
Hobbies and Interests Include: Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Video Games, Pinterest Projects, Long Drives in the flint hills with a book…audiobook of course!
PASTOR TO FAMILIES WITH YOUTH
Pastor Nicole spent her childhood right here in Topeka, KS until she went to Olathe, KS for school at MidAmerica Nazarene University. She spent 4 years at MidAmerica where she received a bachelor’s degree in Youth and Family Ministry. She then took her first youth position at a church in Garnett, KS where she stayed until the summer of 2017. Within that time there she got married to her husband Daniel and they were blessed after 2 years of marriage to begin to grow their family with the addition of a little boy named Ryker. Nicole started working with the youth at Fairlawn in the fall of 2017.
Nicole and Daniel love their hometown of Topeka and Nicole loves working and living life alongside the teens. Her core values for the youth group center around accountability and living honestly with one another in a community of believers that truly cares about one another.
Interests and hobbies include: Spending time with family, walks with the dogs, pinning but never completing any Pinterest projects, and anything that involves eating or watching food network.
Cindy was born and raised in Lawrence, KS and has been attending a Nazarene church for over 20 years. Her husband, Bill, and 2 sons Ryan and Austin joined Fairlawn in 2006. Cindy stays busy with homeschool for Austin, playing in a Lawrence community handbell choir, working as a part-time medical transcriptionist and being very active in the church including taking care of the babies in the nursery on Sunday mornings.
Interests: Spending time with extended family including the 2 family cats and playing handbells.
Janice Brown, came to FNC after relocating to Topeka from Pratt, KS, in 2013. Growing up in a pastor’s home, she accepted Christ as her Savior at a young age and has been active in the Church of the Nazarene throughout her life. She earned Business Education degrees from MNU and FHSU and taught students in Business and Computer courses at the high school and community college levels. Her two married sons live in Topeka and Kansas City.
Interests Include: activities and time with family (especially her four grandkids) and friends, music, travel, nature, and her pets.