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
Veritas Greek Women's Small Groups Developer
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
Veritas Greek Ministry Strategist
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
Veritas Men's Small Groups Developer
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
Veritas Men's Ministry Strategist
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
Veritas Women's Small Groups Developer
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
Veritas Production Lead
Born in Columbia, MO, Jack is from a very musical family. Through high school, he participated in his church's worship ministry. Jack graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Music Ministry and an emphasis in guitar performance in December 2021.
Jack started working at The Crossing as an intern with Create | Worship team in late 2020, eventually leading to a job as a Production & Audio Engineer, and now works with Veritas as the Production Lead.
Jacob is originally from Marshall, Missouri, and moved to Columbia in 2019 to pursue a degree in Agriculture at Mizzou. While in college, Jacob's life was drastically changed through Veritas' Greek Ministry and he became a Christian during his sophomore year. Later in college, he began serving on the Connections Team and interning with Veritas. He is exited to walk alongside Greek college students as they grow deeper in their relationship with God.
Veritas Worship Leader
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.*raises own financial support
Veritas Digital Relationships Strategist
Originally from O'Fallon, Missouri, Katelyn moved to Columbia in 2018 to study Strategic Communication and Art Direction and Design at Mizzou. Katelyn started going to Veritas her freshman year and began serving with Veritas her sophomore year on the connections team. After interning as a Visual Specialist with the Veritas Digital Relationships team, Katelyn came on staff full-time as the Digital Relationships Strategist. She is so excited to be a part of what God is doing through Veritas and to continue growing Veritas's digital presence.
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