Our Interim Minister - Dr. George Flanagan

 

Dr. George Flanagan is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), currently serving as Interim Pastor at Longview Chapel Christian Church. Previously, he was the Transitional Senior Minister of Red Bridge Christian Church. He served for 20 years as Chaplain and Education Coordinator at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. He has been on the staff and is a Fellow of the Center for Practical Bioethics and is adjunct faculty for healthcare ethics at Rockhurst University. Before entering full-time ministry, he taught English, Speech and Debate at Lee’s Summit High School and William Jewell College. He is a graduate of William Jewell College, the University of Central Missouri, and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Lyndia, have two adult children and two grandchildren. 

Our Associate Pastor/Minister of Education & Youth - Rev. Rhonda R. Hetzel

 

Rhonda Hetzel is our Minister of Education and Youth. Rhonda and her family first came to Longview Chapel in 1998 where they have worshiped as a family since. She became a staff member in 2010 as the Youth Director and in 2013 she accepted her current postion in the church.

Growing up in a small town in Kansas was a blessing to her. It was here that Rhonda learned that relationships are of the greatest importance. Working with children, youth, and families has always been a part Rhonda's life.  She graduated from Fort Hays State University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Kansas Teaching Certification (K-12). Since then, she has continually worked with students in a variety of settings including public schools, a school for military dependents stationed overseas, private schools, and at various clubs and activities. As a part of her continuing education and to enhance her professional development in ministry, she obtained her Certificate in Ministry from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in May, 2012. She is commissioned to serve as a Commissioned Licensed Minister by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Greater K.C.

Rhonda's favorite pastime is spending quality time with her husband, Karl, and their two children, Chandler and Caitlyn.  Her idea of fun is an evening when they have nowhere to go and can enjoy playing games and laughing together.  She also volunteers, along with her family, at a local Therapeutic Horsemanship Program for children with mild to moderate disabilities in addition to mentoring her children's robotics club.  

Our Music Director - Beth Fleer

 

Beth Fleer has been the Music Leader and Choir Director at Longview Chapel since 2001. She received her music teaching degree from Missouri State in Springfield and her Masters degree from Webster University. Beth has directed choirs of all ages and accompanied many church services, concerts and weddings. In her spare time, Beth enjoys activities with the church Singles, traveling, and taking care of her tri-colored Cocker Spaniel, Meggi. Beth has a son Patrick, who is married and lives in St. Louis with his wife Katie. Her family also includes a sister, Barbara, and a twin brother, Bob

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