Ruth Harder began as pastor at Rainbow in September 2013. Ruth is a 2007 Masters of Divinity graduate of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and a 2001 graduate of Bethel College. Ruth is married to Jesse Graber, who is a high school art teacher. Prior to coming to Rainbow, Ruth served at LaSalle Street Church in Chicago and Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, KS.
Roseann Penner Kaufman
Minister of Worship and Music
Rosi serves as Minister of Worship and Music at Rainbow, and has been part of the Rainbow staff since 2000. Her primary responsibilities are directing the adult choir and bell choir and coordinating worship participation by congregants of all ages. Rosi has a doctoral degree in organ performance from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Chicago Theological Seminary. She was recently ordained as a minister at Rainbow.
Director of Faith Formation and Congregational Life
The Director of Faith Formation and Congregational Life supports the spiritual and pastoral mission of the church by guiding, leading, and connecting the congregation to worship, serve, and learn opportunities at Rainbow and beyond; with special emphasis on younger congregants (birth-college) and their families. Sarah earned her Masters of Divinity from Bethany Theological Seminary with a focus in Youth and Young Adult ministry. Sarah began working at Rainbow on August 12, 2019.
The Church Administrator is the central point upon which other staff, volunteers, members, committees, and boards depend to make communication and other logistics effective and efficient. Sarah began in this roll at Rainbow as of December 2020.
Jude is our Church Sexton, in charge of keeping the building in working order and tending to maintenance needs as they come up. Jude is also caring for the custodial needs of the church. We appreciate his commitment to care and stewardship of our place of worship, gathering and community building. Jude began his work at Rainbow in May 2021.