Occupation: Realtor & Soccer Coach

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Matthew 28:18-20, & 1 Peter 3:8-9

Pets: Esau (Catahoula Leopard Dog)

Favorite Food: Anything Asian, Middle-Eastern, or African

Hobbies: Board Games, Disc Golf, & Paddleboarding


As Christians, we are stronger when we do life together and walk alongside each other through good and bad times in our lives. Our Young Adult Ministry exists to connect all those who consider themselves young adults – generally those in their 20s and 30s – and encourage them to walk alongside one another and grow their relationship with God.
We design events around Food, Fun, Faith, and Function, and we love connecting our young adults with Bible studies, discipleship resources, and opportunities to serve.

Zach Kunz

 Young Adult Ministries

Young Adult Ministry Team

Occupation: Teacher & Dance Coach

Hometown: Waverly, NE

Favorite Bible Verse: Joshua 1:9 & All of Romans

Pet: Esau (Catahoula Leopard Dog)

Favorite Food: Sushi

Hobbies: Dance, Traveling, & Watching Movies
Rachel Kunz
Occupation: Radio Host & Producer

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 41:10-13

Kids & Pets: Son Beckett, and Fritz the cat

Favorite Food: Whatever's Hot and Fresh

Hobbie: Does anyone even have time for hobbies anymore?
Austin Oerman
Occupation: Graphic Designer and Webmaster

Hometown: Alma, KS

Favorite Bible Verse: The Gospels

Pets: Oliver and Otter (2 Cats)

Favorite Food: Avid Pasta-lover, especially macaroni and cheese

Hobbies: Tennis, Read Books, and Sing
Lizzie Sukstorf
Occupation: Environmental Health Scientist

Hometown: Olathe, KS

Favorite Bible Verse: Phillipians

Pets: Oliver and Otter (2 Cats)

Favorite Food: Ice Cream

Hobbies: Disc Golf, anything related to Star Wars, and Board Games
Chris Sukstorf
Occupation: Messiah's ECDC Nutrition Director & Pursuing a Master's in Clinical Mental Health

Hometown: Salinas, CA

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 12:12

Pets: Taz (Rhodesian Ridgeback) and Nibbles (Red-Eared Slider)

Favorite Food: Chinese

Hobbies: Crocheting, Baking, and Sewing
Sarah Weishaar
Occupation: Law Student at Nebraska College of Law

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31

Pets: Berkeley(my parents' Bernedoodle)

Favorite Food: Almost Any Breakfast Food

Hobbies: Golf, Tennis, and Lake Days
Jacob Wenger

Men's Bible Study

7:00p Wednesdays
7:00pm Zach Kunz leads young adult men through the Every Man A Warrior series. This study equips men with the skills necessary to have a deep relationship with God, be a godly husband and father, face the challenges of life, and walk with God for a lifetime. This group meets at Zach's house. Contact Zach 402.875.1059 to join us!

Couples Bible Study

7:30p Tuesdays
Zach, Rachel, Chris, and Lizzie lead this video-based study for young adult couples. Topics focus on building a strong relationship and how that makes an impact on our lives. This group meets in the Green Room at Messiah. Contact Chris Sukstorf at 913.636.3312 to join us!

Women's Bible Study

7:00p Wednesdays
Lizzie Sukstorf leads this young adult women’s study through the book Mercy in the Storm, by The Daily Grace Co. This study goes through the book of Jonah, equipping us to understand and obey God’s calling for us. Contact Lizzie at to join us!

Looking for a Bible study that meets at a different time? We'd love to start another! Contact Zach Kunz 402.875.1059 to get connected.

Holmes Lake Hangout

Join Young Adult Ministry for Holmes Lake Day for outdoor games, drinks, and light snacks. We will be at the picnic area off of Holmes North Shore Rd with the three volleyball courts. For more information please contact Jacob Wenger at 402.309.3101. We look forward to seeing you there!

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