Meet the staff at Codell Community Church

Meet our Lead Pastor

Thayne Sparke

"And we're just getting started!!!" - Pastor Thayne

Hello! I'm Thayne Sparke, pastor here at Codell Community Church. I love being a pastor of a rural church and seeing God change lives. I grew up in the Flint Hills of Kansas, so I love the agricultural life of farming and ranching. I love gardening and even have a small herd of Black Angus cattle. In 2010, I married my wife, Janene. We have lived in Codell since July of 2016. Our son, Ethan, was born in the spring of 2018, and Elliana joined our family in March of 2020. I am thankful to God for my family, our church family here in Codell, and the ways that God is moving in this rural area!

Meet our Associate Pastor

Matt Paden

My name is Matt Paden and I am the associate pastor here at Codell Community Church. My family is originally from Kansas but I grew up overseas on the mission field in Nepal. I married Amanda in 2010 and since then we have been on an adventure around the country to get us here at Codell Community Church. We have two daughters, Sophia who was born in 2013 and Savannah who was born in 2017. They bring tons of energy and fun to our home! We are excited to see God transform this community as the Kingdom of God moves.

There's a lot going on here at Codell Community Church, and we'd love to share it with you. Do you have questions for us? Contact us by going to our Contact Us page and provide information so we can get a hold of you!