Summer Intensive: July 11 - July 14, 2022

The Summer Intensive Conference is an evening school that provides a survey of the content offered in the first four quarters of the Encounter School of Ministry over a fast four day period.  The content covered includes Identity & Transformation, Power & Healing, Hearing God & The Prophetic Gifts, Inner Healing & Freedom.









The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph have both reviewed and welcomed Encounter Ministries.

The Encounter School of Ministry is open to Christians of all backgrounds—disciples who believe God calls them to demonstrate His supernatural love in their daily lives. Our curriculum and content is rooted in Catholic Tradition and faithful to Catholic teaching.

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The Encounter Kansas City Campus Team

Eric Wombwell | Campus Director

Eric Wombwell is a gifted teacher with an insatiable hunger for greater intimacy with The Father. Shortly after college, Eric experienced a profound conversion setting his life on a new trajectory of missionary discipleship. Since that time the Lord has been maturing Eric into a charismatic servant-leader with an anointing for teaching.

Eric believes he is living the dream: husband of over 5-years to his beautiful and faithful bride, Jenna; father of two sons, Max (3) and Leo (1); member of a community of friends and family that reflect the love of The Father; and witness to the supernatural wonders available to those eager to call upon the name of Jesus. Eric is zealous to see the Lord renew His wonders in Kansas City!

Nick Redd | Teacher

Hailing from Alton, IL (just outside of St Louis), Nick moved to Kansas City six years ago by way of Minnesota. Upon graduating college in 2010, Nick signed up for what he thought would be nine months of missionary service with NET Ministries. Those nine months turned into three years after which he joined religious life. He was officially “Brother Nick” for a grand total of six days and 13 hours before “discerning” he was not called to that way of life. He quickly hopped back into full time ministry and served with SPO (Saint Paul’s Outreach) at the University of St Thomas for three years. 

In 2016 Nick moved down to Kansas City to help start a Young Adult Chapter with SPO, and he currently serves as the local Regional Mission Director. He lives in Overland Park with his lovely bride Theresa, and two girls Perpetua Joy (2) and Judith Esther (1).

Father Andrew Strobl | Chaplain

Fr. Andrew Strobl is the pastor at Holy Spirit Parish in Overland Park. After 12 years of priesthood, Fr. Andrew found an opportunity he couldn’t resist: being part of the first class of students in Kansas City for the Encounter School of Ministry. Fr. Andrew has a passion for the Gospel and seeing hearts lit on fire by the Divine Mercy of Jesus Christ.

Raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Fr. Andrew competed in debate and forensics throughout high school and college. Never shy of speaking in front of a crowd, Fr. Andrew sees preaching as a way to connect people with the powerful love of God. When he’s able, Fr. Andrew escapes to play board games and tabletop miniature games with other priests. He is a big nerd with a big heart for Jesus Christ and the Church.

Jenna Wombwell | Teacher

After a lovely southern childhood in Oklahoma, Jenna migrated to the Kansas City area via Benedictine College, where she played soccer and studied Economics. Jenna spent five years in the corporate world, three years in the parish world, and now has her favorite job that she never knew would be her dream job, being a full-time Mama and homemaker. 

Jenna is on a mission to bring the Kingdom to marriage, family life, and homemaking. She enjoys the work of daily life- teaching her boys to pray, baking bread for family movie night, reading story after story, keeping the house reasonably tidy, and creating meaningful conversations with other moms at the playground. Jenna lives in Overland Park, Kansas with her incredible husband, Eric, and their two sons, Max (3) and Leo (baby).

Lee McMahon | Teacher

After a whopping 3-months in the banking world, Lee made the switch into ministry and has been serving as one of the two youth ministers at Church of the Ascension for the past 5 years. Growing up a wayward wild-child in the great city of Lawrence, Kansas, Lee found the Lord during his senior year of high school and has since become a Bible-thumping Catholic on fire for serving Jesus and His Church.

After earning a Bachelors of Finance from the University of Kansas, Lee went on to earn his Masters of Theology from the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. A licensed SCUBA Diver and ultimate frisbee fanatic, Lee is on a twofold mission to redeem the vocation of fatherhood and to sanctify the world through the ‘little way’ of family life. He lives in Overland Park, KS with his amazing wife, Adelle, and their two kiddos Josiah (3) and Gianna (1)

Rachel Noffke | Worship Leader

Rachel Noffke is a musician and worship leader with a passion for seeing the Church experience freedom in Spirit-led worship and a healing relationship with Jesus. She was born to an evangelical pastor who led their family in a journey of conversion that led to the Catholic Church when Rachel was 16. Ever since she has pursued a deeper friendship with and knowledge of God.

She studied Theology at Benedictine College and went on to earn her Masters in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI. It was in Michigan that she first began to recognize a calling to lead worship and after moving back to Kansas City in 2017, she began to lead worship with the SPO YA community in KC. She has been leading that worship team for the past five years.

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