Meet Our Staff

  • Rev. David McDaniel

    Senior Pastor

    Education: 

    -D.Min.: San Francisco Theological Seminary (in pursuit)

    -4 Units CPE: Baptist Hospital-Little Rock, AR

    -M.Div.: George W. Truett Theological Seminary

    -B.A. Psychology: The University of Alabama


    Books that shape your life perspective

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr

    Les Miserables by Victor Hugo


    Best places to travel: 

    -Amsterdam: I love the canals, all the bikes, cafes, art museums, and laid back pace

    -Grandmother's back patio for breakfast

    -Florence, Italy: I would go back to Florence in a heartbeat.  Art, history, gelato, rooftop patios...what is there not to like?!


    On a Fall day, I'm usually: attending a daughter's soccer game, then grilling on the back porch while watching Alabama football


    Quote that has stuck with you: I was saying goodbye to a dear friend who was on Hospice care.  When I asked him what was going through his head knowing his death was imminent, he replied, "I don't know when I wake up tomorrow if I will be here or someplace else.  And if I'm someplace else, I don't know what that will look like.  But if I'm here, or if I'm there, I believe my God will be with me.  And I am good with that."


    Send David an email at david.mcdaniel@holmeswood.org

    Follow him on Instagram @David.Lee.McDaniel and Twitter @DavidMcDaniel84

  • Marion During

    Interim Coordinator of Family Ministries

    Education:

    -Master's in American Studies: The University of Alabama

    -Communication & Information Sciences: The University of Alabama

    -American Studies: The University of Alabama


    Some movies I like are:

    I like a wide variety of movies. Some of my favorites include: Over the Edge, any marvel movie, and The Super Mario Bros. Movie.


    On a typical Saturday, I'm probably: 

    going on a run, working on a home improvement project, or watching movies with my family.


    The reason my family engages at Holmeswood is:

    Holmeswood is a loving, Christ-focused community who truly welcomes everyone.


    Send Marion an email at Families@holmeswood.org

  • Debbie Kinsella

    Administrative Assist. & Communications Specialist

    Education: 

    -DeVry- Bachelor's Degree

    -Penn Valley: Associates of Applied Science


    Best TV Comedy of all time: Seinfeld is always good for a laugh (or two). Yadda, yadda.


    3 places you need to try in Kansas City: First Friday's in the Crossroads, Streetcar, and Prairie Village Art Fair


    Books I could read over and over: The Five People You Meet in Heaven


    Send Debbie and email at debbie.kinsella@holmeswood.org

  • Pam Ussery

    Financial Secretary

    Education: 

    -Graduate Work in Accounting: UMKS

    -B.A. Business & Sociology: William Jewell College


    3 TV shows I can always watch: Jeopardy, Midsomer Murders, and Amazing Race


    As a child, when I grew up I wanted to be: I can't remember anything specific.


    Some of my favorite things about Holmeswood are: Handbells, Sanctuary Choir, and potlucks with my Bible Fellowship Group


    Send Pam an email at pam.ussery@holmeswood.org

  • Gary Youngblood

    Custodian

    Education: 

    -B.A.: Southwest Baptist University


    A perfect day in Kansas City is: spending time with grandkids


    My go-to restaurants are: Jack Stack, Dos de Oros, and Caleb's


    When I'm not at Holmeswood, I'm usually: doing "Honey-do's"


    Send Gary an email at gary.youngblood@holmeswood.org