Pastor Brent Hulett’s commitment has been to faithfully proclaim the gospel of Jesus through expository preaching that then leads to personal discipleship. He has been the senior pastor at three churches in the Philippines, Missouri and Washington. Most recently Hulett was the senior pastor of Grandview Church of the Nazarene in WA with two services and fourteen pastoral and administrative staff members.
He has had the privilege of supporting the Kansas City District by providing interim pastoral leadership in several churches in Missouri and Kansas.
Dr. Hulett is passionate about developing leaders. In fact, he has lived by a vision statement for the last twenty years that says that he is to “develop spiritually mature, and culturally appropriate leaders, in fifty countries of the world before I die.” He has done this through the contexts of education administration, missions and church leadership while working in forty-two countries.
He has led several missions agencies focused on academic missions or Bible translation. Currently he serves as the Global Director for Engagement and Equipping for the Church of the Nazarene. He and his team are responsible for recruiting, assessing, mobilizing and training all new missionaries for the denomination. He is also responsible for the denomination’s short-term missions project called “Work and Witness” which sends 500 teams and over 11,000 participants around the world every year.
He loves reading in the areas of church or American history, leadership and biblical studies. His hobbies include smoking meat of any kind, collecting percussion instruments from around the world, and driving his rebuilt 1966 International Scout 800 with its top off way too long into the cold months.
Brent has a Masters of Divinity in missiology and a Doctor of Ministry in pastoral theology, both from Nazarene Theological Seminary. His doctoral dissertation focused on developing multi-cultural leadership in the local church. He is known for his strong gifts in expositional preaching, leadership development and strategic planning.
Brent and his wife, Darla, have been friends since age 14 and have now been married for 32 years. Darla loves to minister through her gifts in singing, playing the piano and working with children.
Brent and Darla have two adult sons, Jordan and Andrew, who both love Jesus and serve in the US Army. Brent and Darla currently live in Olathe, Kansas.
PASTOR TO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AND 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.