Pastor, Veritas Co-Director
Kyle is originally from Kansas City but has called Columbia home since 2003. While attending Mizzou, God used Veritas to significantly change the trajectory of his life. Kyle joined the Veritas staff team in 2008 and became one of the Co-Directors in 2015. While on staff, Kyle also attended Covenant Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity. In 2016, he was ordained as an assistant pastor at The Crossing. He is passionate about helping college students see their own stories in light of God’s overarching story. His main roles include teaching on Tuesday nights, and staff and leadership development. *raises own financial support
Alex grew up in St. Louis, but has been in Columbia since coming to Mizzou in 2009. In her first year of college, she became a Christian through Veritas. She continued to be involved in the ministry as a student leader and intern until 2015, when she joined the Veritas staff team. Alex is excited to be used by God in students’ lives, and to participate in the transformation she experienced during her college years. Alex helps oversee women’s ministry, focusing on teaching and mentoring small group leaders. She hopes to shepherd students in their relationship with Jesus, as she guides them toward a lifetime faith centered on Him.*raises own financial support
Originally from Kansas City, Alex came to Columbia in 2012 to study Textile and Apparel Management and Business. While at Mizzou, God used Veritas’s Greek Life ministry and a summer missions trip to Japan to lead her to Christ and to ultimately work with Veritas. This is also where Alex met her husband, Dan.Alex is delighted to have the opportunity to love college students, and, with them, believe that Jesus is more through their stories. *raises own financial support
Andrew is originally from St. Louis but has lived in Columbia since he came to the University of Missouri in 2007. Shortly after attending The Crossing for the first time, he got involved with the music team. Since then, he’s spent most of his time behind the drums, helping lead the church in worship. It was his involvement on Sunday mornings that led him to work for Veritas, where he leads the music team. *raises own financial support
Christina was born and raised in St. Louis and moved to Columbia in 2017 to attend Mizzou. She started attending Veritas as a freshman and later served with Veritas’s Greek Life ministry throughout her time at Mizzou. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Christina started on staff with Veritas in January of 2021. She is so excited to walk alongside college students as they grow to know Jesus more and desire to share His love with others. *raises own financial support
Cole is from Dallas, Texas and moved to Columbia to attend Mizzou, and he graduated in December 2018 with a Bachelor of Journalism. After working at a church in Kansas City and interning with Veritas, Cole felt a strong call to vocational ministry. Cole loves getting to pour into student’s lives, and truly believes that college is such an impactful time for one’s faith. *raises own financial support
Originally from Indiana, Davis moved to Columbia to attend Mizzou. During his time at Mizzou, Davis found a deep relationship with God and a calling to vocational ministry. Davis is excited for God to use him to help college students see God’s glory amidst an exciting, but sometimes confusing stage of life. *raises own financial support
Originally from outside of St. Louis, Emilee moved to Columbia in 2014 to attend Mizzou. Emilee felt the call to vocational ministry and came on staff with Veritas in August of 2018. She is so excited to meet college students where they’re at, invest in their lives, and be an instrument for what God is doing on Mizzou’s campus. *raises own financial support
Justin is originally from King City, MO, but has lived in Columbia since 2011. Justin graduated from Mizzou in 2015 with a degree in Biochemistry and joined the Veritas staff in 2016. He is excited to be a part of what God is doing on campus and in the lives of students at Mizzou, where he works primarily with the Greek Life community, Mizzou’s fraternities, and sororities.*raises own financial support
Kate grew up in St. Louis and came to Mizzou in 2016. Studying Secondary Social Studies Education, she knew she had a passion for working with students and building meaningful relationships with them. Music and creativity have always been a big part of what she does as well, and she got involved on Veritas' music team her freshmen year. As a staff member, Kate gets to combine what she loves most - music, teaching, and walking alongside others - to help lead students in worship, shaping their hearts and habits to love Jesus more.
Originally from the St. Louis area, Nick has called Columbia his home since moving here to attend the University of Missouri in 2014. During his time in undergrad, Nick began serving with Crossing Students, and leading worship for both Veritas, and eventually Crossing Music on Sunday mornings. Nick graduated from Mizzou in 2018 with a degree in Mathematics Education, and while he is still passionate about education and math, he decided to continue serving with Veritas by coming on staff full time. Nick is thrilled to be a part of the exciting things God is doing in Columbia and on Mizzou’s campus through Veritas. *raises own financial support
Haley grew up in St. Louis and moved to Columbia to attend Mizzou in 2011. She was involved in Veritas during her time in college and loved her involvement in small groups. Both learning from and mentoring other young women in these groups was such an impactful experience for her. She married Justin in 2017, which allowed her to continue to be involved in college students’ lives since he was on staff with Veritas. After pursuing a different career path for a few years, Haley's desire to do vocational ministry became more and more evident. In the fall of 2021, she joined the Veritas staff team. She's excited to be a part of bringing college students into a community of believers and helping them believe that Jesus is more.