Pastors & Staff

Thomas & Amity Humphries

Lead Pastor

I have served in full-time ministry since 2003, and have been married to my amazing wife Amity since 2005.  Every day I am even more glad that she said “Yes!”  We are blessed with 3 beautiful children, and loving God and having fun together is the biggest part of our lives!
Early in 2015, we heard the Lord tell us to prepare for transition.  In faith, we resigned our position at a wonderful church in a beautiful part of Texas and began to pray.   We sensed the Lord tell us that He had asked us to become unattached so that we could be part of His answer to the prayers of a precious group of people that were beginning to walk through a leadership transition.   In the summer of 2015, the Lord connected us to The Mustard Seed and brought numerous confirmations that we were to move our family to Lawrence to serve this church, city and region.   Because we are passionate about Jesus, we are passionate about people!  We have a strong desire to see every person discover the life-changing love, forgiveness, freedom, and empowerment of God in a way that helps them live abundant, adventurous, and courageous lives of faith!  We are honored and humbled to serve, and are very excited about the future of the church and all that God desires to do in Lawrence and the surrounding area!   If we haven’t already, we hope to meet you soon!

 Above all, I love to spend time with my family.  I also enjoy golfing, fishing, and playing sports with friends!   I’m a life-long Dallas Cowboys fan, but it’s been easy for me to quickly root for all teams Kansas!  The moment of truth for me will be if and when the Cowboys and Chiefs play in the Super Bowl! 



Eli & Elisa Brooks

Associate Pastor

I am a husband, father, minister, and most of all a lover of Jesus. My heart is to connect, encourage and disciple people to reach their full potential in the Kingdom of God. I love to see young people awaken to a passionate love for Jesus! I love to see people in all walks of life activated to serve God in the areas he has placed them.
My beautiful wife Elisa and I have four amazing boys, Jonah, Ruben, Matthias & Abram.  Our lives are very full with family and ministry and we are very thankful!  I’ve been on staff at Mustard Seed Church full-time for over five years.  In my first five years, I was the Youth & Kids Pastor before transitioning to my new role as the Associate Pastor. Before that I worked in the corporate world and did volunteer youth ministry on the side for 10 years. I did my undergrad at the University of Kansas and my Master’s degree at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. I’m excited about our church and the future that God has for us to impact the city, nation, and world for Jesus!
Outside of church, I love being outdoors with my family, camping, biking, hunting, disc golf, you name it! I was born and raised in Lawrence so I have Jayhawk blood through and through! I also love traveling and missions work; Hablo Espanol and I love to travel to Latino America every chance I get!




Neva Hieb

Director Of Children’s Ministry

Kids have always been an important aspect of my life. My husband Damon and I married young and have had children for over 28 years, we have 4 Beautiful kids ranging from 28- 13. I have spent many years in early childhood education and have a passion to see children enter into a relationship with Jesus. Additionally I have many years of experience leading women’s ministry and marriage ministry. I am passionate about marriage and family and authentic relationships both with God and with people. Our family has been attending Mustard Seed Church for almost 2 years and we are so very excited for the vision that God has planted here!

I love spending time with my family, cooking, gardening and entertaining and even though I have a wonderful sense of humor, my children only allow me 1 joke a year.



Chet Kueffer

Worship & Technical Director

I love the Lord and have a passion for seeing others enter into the presence of God through worship.  Our goal every Sunday is to create an atmosphere conducive to worship for as many people as possible.
My family has been a part of the church here since I was a child.  I began serving on the worship team when I was thirteen years old.  I am incredibly thankful for the foundation I have received from the leadership here, and could not be more excited about the future!
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Kansas.  Post graduation I worked full time in the ready mix concrete industry while simultaneously pursuing a career in music.  Through music God has given me the privilege of traveling all over the country and I am incredibly thankful for that.
I love spending time with my family (I’m 1 of 9 kids!).  I love running, KU Basketball, shooting sporting clays, classic cinema, and just recently snowboarding (a.k.a. I am not good).



Nathan Hammer

Media & Marketing Director


Chloe Kueffer


Gabrielle Isom

Children’s Ministry Assistant


Mike Demery


Caj Kueffer

Youth Worship Leader

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