Rev. Rick Behrens
Rick Behrens is the senior pastor at Grandview Park Presbyterian Church. He began working as an intern at the church when he was in the seminary and he has been affiliated with it ever since. He became senior pastor in 1995.
He has a bachelor’s degree in vocal music and theatre from Ottawa University and a master of divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary.
Rev. Behrens grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and is a 1977 graduate of Washington High School.
He is a strong advocate of community service and has been involved in numerous community organizations over the years. He is a member of the Presbyterian Urban and Immigrant Ministry Network, the Central Avenue Betterment Association and the Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board. In 2001, he co-chaired the Citizens for Quality Education Committee, which successfully helped to promote the passage of a bond issue for the KCK Public Schools to provide air conditioning, building upgrades and technology improvements.
Rev. Behrens and his wife, DeDe, (who is also a Washington graduate) have two sons who are graduates of Sumner Academy of Arts and Science.
Current term began 10/19/15