Our Staff


I_Greuter_4742Senior Minister – The Reverend Doctor Ivan E. Greuter:  A native of Nebraska, Ivan received Jesus Christ has his personal Lord and Savior and experienced a call to the ministry at a young age.  He graduated from Kearney Senior High before attending Ottawa University (Kansas) where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree. He attended Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, IL to earn a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling (1999) and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies / Theology (2002).  In 2014, Ivan   earned a Doctor of Ministry in Missional Spirituality from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.  His dissertation: “Searching For God When You Have Lost Your Dogma: The Promise of New Life for an American Baptist Congregation by Increasing Passionate Spirituality through Devotional Consideration of the Doctrine of the Trinity and Natural Church Development.”  He served as the senior minister at First Baptist Church of Wood River, Illinois (1999-2006), and Central Baptist Church of Quincy, Illinois (2006-2016) prior to joining the staff at West Side Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Ivan enjoys French cooking, fly fishing, gardening, and playing games with family and friends. Ivan and his wife, Rexanne, live in Topeka with their three children – two daughters and a boy.

lyndaChurch Secretary – Lynda

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Church Custodian- Ernie

janetChoir Director – Janet