Student Life

Meet the Team

Jared Bumpers

Director of Student Life & Events

Hometown: Springfield, Missouri

Family: I met my wife, Kimberly, my first year of college. We were married shortly thereafter and have been married for twelve years. We have four children: McCartnie (5), Rush (3), Maverick (2), and Jett (1).

Favorite Kansas City BBQ: My favorite Kansas City BBQ is currently Q39.

Most Impactful Book: As a new believer, Jerry Bridges’ The Pursuit of Holiness was incredibly formative. It provided a solid framework for understanding the importance of sanctification in the life of the believer and set the trajectory for my spiritual growth. As a pastor in ministry, Dangerous Calling by Paul David Tripp rocked my world. It exposed areas of sin and pride in my life and challenged me to ground my ministry in a close, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Allyson Todd

Office & Event Coordinator

Hometown: Born in Arlington, TX, but the family still lives in Dallas, Georgia.

Family: I have two younger sisters, one with special needs and one who looks like my twin. My whole family loves Jesus, which is a grace from God.

Degree Program: I am currently working on a Masters of Divinity

Favorite Kansas City BBQ: Joe’s Kansas City

Most Impactful Book: The most impactful of the current year is Parables of the Cross by Lilias Trotter.

Collin Coffee

Student Leadership President

Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Family: I am the oldest of four kids born by the grace of God in a strong Christian home. I have been married to my wonderful wife, Aubrey, for just over a year. We have one small yuppie dog, a dachshund named Rosie.

Degree program: Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Biblical Languages

Favorite Kansas City BBQ: Joe’s Kansas City

Most Impactful Book: Studies in the Sermon on the Mount by Martin Lloyd-Jones

Kie Jones

Male Graduate RA

Hometown: Big Spring, Texas

Family: I’m the only child of Dana and Tammi Jones.

Degree program: Master of Divinity

Favorite Kansas City BBQ: Q39 takes the cake, but Jack Stack isn’t far behind.

Most Impactful Book: Humility by Andrew Murray has had the most profound effect of any book on my life. This book constantly reminds me of how prideful I am, and that I’m in desperate need for the Lord to daily work in my life to make me humble. Plus, the chapters are really short which is always helpful.

Amy Coffey

Female Graduate RA

Hometown: I moved around too much to be able to claim one place as a hometown. However, I would claim the Midwest as my home.

Family: I have three brothers, two older and one younger. My parents are both believers and are some of the hardest working people I know.

Degree program: Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Biblical Languages

Favorite Kansas City BBQ: I have yet to try many of them, but the best I’ve had so far has been Q39.

Most Impactful Book: Finish the Mission by John Piper & David Mathis

Michael Crook

Michael Crook

Male Undergraduate RA

Hometown: Overbrook, Kansas

Family: I have two godly parents that are madly in love with each other, three sisters who are all married, and three beautiful nieces who are the best in the whole wide world.

Degree Program: Master of Divinity, Preaching and Pastoral Ministry

Favorite Kansas City BBQ: Jack Stack

Most Impactful Book: What’s Best Next by Matt Perman. One of my shortcomings is organization and time management, so I found this book very helpful in my personal growth both spiritually and practically.

Allie Brookens

Female Undergraduate RA

Hometown: Born and raised in Pleasant Hill, a small town just south of KC.

Family: I am the youngest of three, I have an older brother and sister who each have two kids of their own. I have two incredibly loving parents who have always encouraged me in the Lord.

Degree Program: Currently working on my Bachelor’s in counseling/psychology and hope to stay on at Midwestern to get my Master of Arts in Counseling.

Favorite Kansas City BBQ: Jack Stack (Although, I’m a terrible KC native and don’t have a strong opinion on this – because it’s ALL good.)

Most Impactful Book: None Like Him by Jen Wilkin. First, Jen is the author that I most resonate with, I’m convinced we could be friends. Secondly, in this book she graciously interweaves the attributes of God with the ways we try to elevate ourselves. Every time I return to this book gives me an overwhelming reality of humility, but also astounding security in who God is.