small groups

The heart of our ministry is small groups. Our small groups are made up of boys or girls in the same grade. They are led by young professionals and college students who have a heart for ministry and working with kids. Last year our leaders spent over 14,000 hours with their small group kids.

Each small group has one or two KLIFE volunteers (college age or older) or a KLIFE staff member leading it. The volunteer has been through an interview process with a staff member, has been background checked, and has signed a commitment to follow Christ in their own life. The groups are assembled according first to gender, then by groups of friends possibly covering a couple of grades, but are purposeful in bringing groups of kids together to build accountability relationships.

A small group meets once a week and studies the Bible or a biblically-based book keeping in line with the KLIFE curriculum. The time they meet is determined by the leader of the group based on when everyone is able to get together.

Join or Start a Small Group

For information about boys’ small groups, email Chris Tuttle at:  

For information about girls’ small groups, email Kelsey Van Housen at:


12th Grade
Leaders- Caroline Silva + Cassie Blacksten

12th Grade
Leader- Emery Steinweg + Emily Calvert

11th Grade
Leaders- Hayden Langemeier + Avery Langemeier

11th Grade
Leaders- Kelsey Van Housen + SP Ellerman

10th Grade
Leaders- Maddie Dumas + Marian McCown

10th Grade
Leaders- Natalie Means + Lauren Pettijohn

9th Grade
Leaders- Madi Marsch + Caroline Backs

9th Grade
Leaders- Kayla Peterson + Hope Dunn + Anna Kate Beasley

8th Grade
Leaders- Shelby Sheets + Alex Luger + Georgia Autrey

7th Grade
Leaders- Lauren Reed + Julia Counce

7th Grade
Leaders- Lauren Crow + Tori Turner

6th Grade
Leaders- Camryn Johnson + Brooke Tomlin + Carlie Ribando



current guys small groups

11th Grade
Leaders- Chris Tuttle + Gannon Wright

10th Grade
Leaders- David Harris + Slater Smith + Jack Conklin

9th Grade
Leaders- Nate Booth

8th Grade #1
Leaders- Josh Willis + Hunter Estes + Cooper Lantefield

8th Grade #2
Leaders- Collin Adams + Chris Tuttle

7th Grade
Leaders- Luke Rapert + Carter Franklin

6th Grade- Holt
Leaders- Jackson Smith + Thomas Pears

6th Grade- McNair

Leaders- Toby Johnson + Robert Brand



LIVE Curriculum

LIVE is a digital curriculum that gets kids into the Bible and the Bible into kids. LIVE crafted lessons are easily understood, with principles that our leaders can grasp and pass along to students. Plus, the lessons emphasize discussion, dialogue, and meaningful connections among the group.  This allows leaders and students to just enjoy spending time with one another and each will thrive with this curriculum.

Each KLIFE Small Group may use the interactive LIVE Curriculum to help each group be effective and focused. Your KLIFE Staff Director will set you and your group up into the system.