Our Staff


I_Greuter_4742Senior Minister – A native of Nebraska, Ivan grew up on the Great Plains where he received his call to the ministry at an early age. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Ottawa University, he earned a Master of Arts in Philosophical Theology degree and a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling degree before being ordained by the American Baptist Churches USA in 1999. He graduated from the Doctor of Ministry degree at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Iowa in 2014. His dissertation was: “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.” In 2014, Ivan joined the faculty in the Department of Humanities at John Wood Community College with a special focus in Ethics, Philosophy, and Major World Religions.  Ivan previously served the American Baptist churches in Wood River and Quincy, Illinois before joining the staff at West Side Baptist Church in 2016. He enjoys cooking, fly fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family. Rexanne and Ivan live in Topeka, Kansas with their three children – two girls and a boy.

lyndaChurch Secretary – Lynda

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Church Custodian- Ernie

janet Choir Director – Janet