Our staff exists to help you get connected, get growing, and get serving. They are the perfect starting place for getting involved in a ministry as well as a safe place to ask questions. Click on the names for their full bio and more contact information.
Due to the tremendous amount of spam – we had to take the email links off but it’s pretty easy to get a hold of us – just take the first letter of our first name + our last name AT whillschurch.org.
Grant English, Lead Pastor
Grant brought 18 years of student ministry with him to Western Hills. Married to Amy, they have 3 kids – Cooper, Camber, and Cayden. You can best catch Grant on his blog – The G Sides.
Parker Dane, Associate Pastor
Parker joined the Western Hills staff in June 2013. He has an amazing heart for God and for students. Whether he is connecting with students or at the microphone teaching, Parker has a strong passion to provide an atmosphere where youth will see the story of the Gospel!
Mari Parker, Adult Spiritual Formation Minister
Mari has over 30 years serving the local church in women’s, children’s, and student ministry. She’s on staff full-time with KNCSB but serves us as well.
Rick Stones, Worship Leader
Rick began playing guitar as a middle schooler and has been playing and singing in church worship bands ever since. He has a Master’s Degree in architectural engineering from the University of Kansas and is currently employed at a firm in Topeka in the same field. Rick and his wife Randi have two children, Charlie and Lucy.
Darci Koci, Children’s Minister
Darci has volunteered in Children’s Ministry since she began attending Western Hills in 2000. She has a Business Administration degree from Washburn University and had been working as an accountant until accepting a part-time Children’s Director position at Western Hills. In 2012, Darci started a day care in her home. She and her husband Shane have four children: Andrew, Brooklyn, Garrett and Aubrey.
Jenny Riggins, Office Administrator
Jenny has a long background of church service, most recently as the Director of ShareFest here in Topeka for the past ten years. She graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University in Business Communications. She and her husband Larry, along with their daughters Shelby and McKenna, began attending Western Hills in March of 2016 and have found our church to be a great fit for their family.