Ministry Leaders

Music Director: Tim Durrett (temp) 

Nursery Director: Katie Hardy


I was born and raised in Wichita, KS. I graduated from KU with a degree in behavior analysis and am married my high school sweetheart, David. I interned with a campus ministry called Cru for two years in Lawrence before David and I joined full-time staff with Cru. We were placed at K-State and moved to Manhattan in 2014, and our daughter, Roosevelt, was born shortly after. I never pictured myself living in a small town, but Manhattan is pretty great. I’m a big fan of good cups of coffee, watching basketball, dogs, and spending time with my family.


Service Team Director: Hope Perlstein

North Parish – Amy & Travis Shanahan

Travis is a native of Kansas having grown up in Paola. Amy is from Massachusetts. Travis served as an Elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Overland Park before moving to help establish Manhattan Pres and RUF here in Manhattan. He loved K-State sports and the Chicago  Cubs. Their Small Group meets in their home near Tuttle Creek Lake on Sundays. Their four children range from 15 to 6.

South Parish Leaders – Tim & Christine Durrett with Brian & Laura Hough

Tim who is originally from Zimbabwe is a professor at K-State and Christine runs her own Neuropsychology Practice here in town. They met while in college and today love to open their home and show hospitality to all who walk through their doors. Their four children range from 9 to 4.


Brian and Laura are originally from Houston Texas. They spent seven years in Kansas City before coming to out to Manhattan to help with this Church Plant. Brian and Tim trade off leading the teaching portion of the small group. Brian and Laura have three children ranging from 10 to 6 years old.

Women’s Book Study Organizer – Laura Hough

Men’s Book Study Organizer – Travis Shanahan