Jeff Wolfington, Pastor

Jeff currently serves as the pastor of Leavenworth Baptist Church. Before coming to LBC, he had been a youth minister in churches in Pittsburg, Kansas and Topeka, Kansas. Jeff is retired from the United States Army. He holds a Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in Biblical Languages from Midwestern Baptist Theology Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Church Music from William Jewell College. Jeff and his wife Amber have two children, Nona and Max. Jeff is your guy if you need someone to go disc golfing with or to chat about choral music or 1920's baseball.

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Leonardo Simbaqueva, Spanish Pastor

Leo is the pastor of our Spanish speaking congregation and preaches at the bilingual service. He has been with the Spanish service since it started more than ten years ago. He recently graduated from Kansas University with a Masters of Engineering. Originally from Colombia, Leo and his wife Michelle live in Olathe, Kansas. Leo is an avid cyclist and will challenge anyone to a race.


Bill Reindl, Music Director

Bill leads music during the contemporary English service. After retiring from FedEx, Bill has devoted his time to worshiping God through music. He is currently attending Midwestern Baptist Theology Seminary where he is studying church music.

Shelby Thomas, Youth Director

Shelby oversees all things youth. Before coming to Leavenworth Baptist Church, she had served with Teens for Christ Connection in Phillipsburg, Kansas as a camp intern and a summer intern where she assisted in camp planning, camp execution, and missions trips.  Shelby has a Masters of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Baker University. Shelby and her husband Andrew have two dogs, Calli and Daisy. She enjoys cross stitching, running, bowling, and baking...but not at the same time.