Meet the Staff


Philip R. Hamner

Senior Pastor

philh@opnazarene.org

913.381.1160

Phil Hamner has served as the senior pastor at Overland Park Church since January 2001. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame (BA) and Nazarene Theological Seminary (M Div). He is currently a PhD candidate at Nazarene Theological College/University of Manchester in Manchester, England. Previous to this assignment, Phil pastored churches in Indiana, Missouri and Texas. Phil and his wife Becky are the parents of one son, Evan.


Christina Yeh

Associate Pastor for Multi-Cultural Ministries

christinay@opnazarene.org

913.381.1160

Christina joined the pastoral team as Associate Pastor for Multi-Cultural Ministries in 2010.  She holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Taiwan Baptist Seminary, and the MA, Mdiv, ThM and DMin from International Theological Seminary in Los Angeles.  Prior to serving at Overland Park Nazarene, Christina served as an educator and preacher in several churches throughout Taiwan. Christina is married and has two children, Miranda and Johnson.


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Grant Christy

Associate Pastor for Children and their Families

grantc@opnazarene.org

913.381.1160

Grant joined the staff at Overland Park Church in July 2013. Grant holds degrees from George Fox University (BS) and Nazarene Theological Seminary (M Div and MA). Grant also serves as Partnership Coordinator for Nazarene Global Mission. Grant and his wife, Karla, have three young children, Oliver, Stella, and Miles.


Karla Christy

Director for Children and their Families

karlac@opnazarene.org

913.381.1160

Karla joined the staff at Overland Park Church in August 2015.  Karla graduated from George Fox University with a BS in International Studies and a minor in Spanish.  Prior to becoming a stay at home mom, Karla worked in finance.  Karla enjoys being crafty and baking.


Rachel Shald

Associate Pastor for Administration and Congregational Care

rachels@opnazarene.org

913.381.1160

Rachel joined the staff at Overland Park Church in July 2013. In 2017, she graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with her BA in Christian Ministry. Prior to joining the staff, Rachel attended Overland Park Church since 2002. Rachel and her husband, Joseph, have one daughter, Caroline.