Meet the Motters!
Community is overjoyed to welcome our two newest ministers, Rev. Suzanne & Rev. Ryan Motter!
Rev. Suzanne Motter began serving as the Children’s Minister at Community in April of 2017.
Prior to serving in this position, Suzanne served as the Area Youth Minister for the Trinity-Brazos Area in Texas, Youth Minister at Community Christian Church in Aledo, TX, Associate Minister at First Christian Church in Mayfield, KY and most recently as a Minister at Lee’s Summit Christian Church in Lee’s Summit, MO. During these years Suzanne planned and led many Mission Trips to West Virginia, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Costa Rica and many places in between. She is passionate about creating opportunities for people to serve in love and learn alongside others. She has also counseled and directed many church camps; another passion for her.
Suzanne earned her Bachelor’s in Religion and Psychology from Texas Christian University as well as her Master’s of Divinity from Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She met her husband Ryan, also a minister at Community, 10 years before they became friends. He moved to Kansas City after seminary to serve a church, and they became connected through mutual young clergy friends.
Suzanne and Ryan are parents to Lydia (18 months) as well as “Baby Sister” (due in November 2017) and a girl dog named Jeff Louise (JeffyLu). Suzanne finds life, joy and renewal when she is able to get outside on/near a lake or river. She loves to hike, bike, float, swim, kayak, and boat (in her younger days you may have found her wakeboarding). Other joys include the Royals, our National Parks, and live music.
Rev. Ryan Motter serves as our Associate Minister, working primarily with worship leadership, relationship building and pastoral care, spiritual formation, and justice and mercy ministries.
Ryan is a TCU Horned Frog, where he earned his Bachelor’s in English, Religion and General Business, and a Vanderbilt Commodore, where he earned his Master of Divinity.