TRU COMMUNITY Church Staff

Our staff serves the church in roles that help empower and equip followers of Jesus to carry out the mission of Jesus. 

  • Dave Geldart, Lead Pastor

    Dave Geldart joined the Tru family as lead pastor in August 2023. He and Jenn married in 2004 and they have four kids: Benji, Sammy, Jack, and Annie. Dave graduated from KSU with a Bachelors in Business Administration in 2005. Dave then attended Emmanuel House Seminary where he earned his Masters of Divinity in 2008. He then served for 10 years as an Administrative Pastor before planting a church in 2018 and serving as its Associate Pastor until 2023.

    Dave loves photography, science fiction, fire pits, the mountains, nerdy board games, apologetics, and anything related to space.


    email: david.geldart@tru.church

  • Kayla Talarico, Creative Arts & Youth DirectoR

    Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Kayla grew up in a single parent household and always valued the Lord and his provision. Following her call to ministry, Kayla moved from Nebraska to Manhattan, Kansas and attended Manhattan Christian College. There she met her husband Nathan, and graduated in May of 2020 with a Bachelor's Degree in Bible and Leadership with emphases in Worship and Counseling.


    Kayla enjoys music in many forms and genres, has two huskies at home, and loves baking sweets!


    email: kayla.talarico@tru.church

  • James Helton, Connections Pastor

    James grew up in the church and crossed the line of faith as a high school student.  He graduated in 2002 from Central Christian College of Kansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Ministry and was ordained in the Wesleyan Church in 2004. James has served across Kansas and Nebraska as Youth, Worship, Lead, and Church Plant Pastor. 


    He and his wife Amber have been married 23 years and have 4 beautiful daughters and one awesome baby son!


    email: james@tru.church