Leadership

Pastors & Staff

John Marra

Lead Pastor

John is the founding and lead pastor for Living Hope Church. He's married to Pam, and they have three children Andrew (married to Shana), Abbey, and Alex. John and Pam also became first-time grandparents to Axel in 2020.  John's passion is seeing people connect with God and live out his purpose for their lives. In his spare time he loves to do anything and everything with his family, catch big fish, hit a tennis ball, read news magazines, and explore small-town America.

Asher George

Pastor of Discipleship and Equipping

Asher grew up in southern Missouri before moving to Olathe in 2013. Some of his many loves include biking, skiing, KC BBQ, Top Golf, disc golf, and ice cream. He has a lovable golden retriever girl named Indie who loves to go on walks. Asher is passionate about building community, creating leaders, and seeing others come into a relationship with Jesus.

Cooper Milford

Pastor of Families with Youth | BRIDGES

Cooper is from Oklahoma City and attended Southern Nazarene University. He is a Sooner fan, a baseball fan, a Chiefs fan, a music fan, and a Batman fan. He enjoys a trivia challenge, playing catch with the football and hanging out with students! He and his lovely wife, Angie, have been married since 2021. They have a German Shepherd/Lab/Doberman mix named Griffey. Pastor Cooper is passionate about creating a Christ-centered community in which students feel like they belong.

Alyssa Johnson

Children's Pastor

Alyssa and her family began attending LHC in 2017.  She loves helping children, youth, and families learn about the life-changing Love of Jesus. Alyssa has been married to Luke for 21 years. They have two awesome teenagers: Max (16) & Abby (15). In her spare time, Alyssa loves gardening, music, reading, playing board games with her family and snuggling with Millie and Penny, the family dogs. Her favorite season is summer, because that's when Church Camp is... and Church Camp is the BEST!!

DeAnna Murguia

Worship Leader

DeAnna and her family began attending LHC in 2016.  She has a desire to lead others to a deeper relationship with Christ through studying God’s word and mentoring. DeAnna has been married to Tim for 33 years and they have three kids: Carey (married to Neelan) AJ (married to Leah) & Hayley (a junior at Anderson University). They became first time grandparents in 2020 with a second grandbaby who arrived in 2021.  In her spare time, she loves gardening, singing/writing music, drinking coffee, watching football, and cooking.

Lynn Medina

Administrative Assistant

Lynn joined the LHC staff in May of 2015. She enjoys providing administrative support to the pastoral staff, and loves to see people come to know God in a real and personal way in their lives. Lynn grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas and graduated from PSU where she met her husband, Andy. Lynn loves to spend time with her family and watch her two children play tennis.

Dani Cloud

Nursery Director

Dani is the Nursery Director and a stay-at-home mama to four kiddos.  She longs to create a place where parents can drop off their littles knowing that they are safe AND loved.  It's never too early to start planting the seeds of God's love.

Amanda Collins

Elementary Director

Amanda has taught everything from Preschool to 8th grade and is a mom to four wonderful children. She considers it a privilege to serve as the Elementary Director and loves being able to share Jesus with kiddos every Sunday.

Tiffany Solum

Special Needs Director

Tiffany is married to Ben and they have one daughter, Tori. As a special
needs parent, she has a passion for making children's ministry accessible
for every kid!