Devin Wendt

Lead pastor

Devin has been the pastor at Crestview since May 2002.  He has a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Pastoral Ministry from Manhattan Christian College and a Master of Arts in New Testament and preaching from Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. He enjoys spending time with his wife, April, and his two daughters, Emma and Ruby. His hobbies include fishing and dominating the fantasy football league. Devin's life verse is found in Exodus 14:14. It says, "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still."   CONTACT DEVIN

Lauren Evans


Lauren has been working at Crestview since November 2020. She graduated from Manhattan Christian College in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in science in youth ministry with an emphasis in education. Lauren oversees all of the kids ranging from birth through sixth graders. She is married to her husband Nic and has identical twin girls, Meyer and Maysen. Lauren's favorite passage is John 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." CONTACT LAUREN

Natalie holdren


Natalie has been working at Crestview since 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science in Bible Christian Education from Manhattan Christian College. She ministers to all the teenagers in 7th through 12th grade. Her family includes her husband, Terry, one daughter, Brogan, and one son, Lucas. Her hobbies include traveling, socializing, cooking, reading and just about anything fun. Natalie's life verse is: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6)   CONTACT NATALIE

Steve osborne

worship PASTOR

Steve has worked in the worship arts in the local church for  twenty-eight years. He joined the Crestview staff in the summer of 2016. Steve is a graduate of Lincoln Christian University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. He loves using the arts to create environments in which people can experience the life-changing power of God's presence and love. He is passionate about apprenticing artists in crafting their skills and developing new skills. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with Tysha, his wife of 26 years. His three obsessions (outside of his wife our course) are his cats, making pizza, and fishing. Steve's life verse says: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." (Romans 12:2a)  CONTACT STEVE

Dakota Shurts

Youth Pastor

Dakota has been working at Crestview since 2021 as a Youth Intern, and as a full time Youth Pastor since 2023. Dakota is a recent 2021 graduate of Manhattan Christian College, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible and Leadership, with emphasis in Youth Ministry and Intercultural Studies. He married his wife, Grace Shurts, in 2021. His hobbies include baseball, hunting, and fishing. Dakota's life verse is Deuteronomy 31:8 "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." CONTACT DAKOTA


adult Ministries Pastor

Drew recently graduated from Manhattan Christian College with a Bachelors in Bible and Leadership and from K-State with a Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies. He has served as a youth intern since 2019 and began full time as an Adult Ministries Pastor in 2023. He's passionate about working with people and loves getting to walk alongside others through life. Drew married his wife, Anna, in 2022 and loves doing life with her. He also loves camping, cooking, and anything that's outside. He grew up not too far away in Topeka, KS. Drew's favorite verse is Luke 15:20 "So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran to him, threw his arms around him, and kissed him".  CONTACT DREW

Davinna Farney

administrative AssistanT

Davinna is a recent graduate of Manhattan Christian College and acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible and Leadership with emphasis in Intercultural Studies and Youth Ministry. You may see her in the front office during the week or hear her answering your phone call to the church. Davinna was born and raised in Wichita, KS. Her hobbies include playing soccer and caring for her 40+ houseplants. Davinna’s life verse is 1 Corinthians 15:58 "Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."  CONTACT DAVINNA

dee johnson

business administrator

Dee has been the business administrator since December 2010. Her responsibilities include accounting, payroll and a budget. Her family includes her husband, Brad, and her daughter and son-in-law, Katie and Derek, as well as her son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Calley. She also has a granddaughter named Finley and grandson named Lane. Her dog is named Oliver. Her hobbies include golfing, traveling, reading and quilting. Her life verse is 2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."  CONTACT DEE



Left to right: Devin Wendt, Galen Bunning, Sascha Ohler, Jim Cearley