Meet our Team

Our church & leadership is defined by our obedience to Christ. We have a strong desire to see people come to Christ, to be individuals who make disciples, and to see churches planted and revitalized around the world. 

  • Brian Grout

    Lead Pastor

    Brian came to The Church at Three Trails in March of 2013, after spending 11 years in youth ministry in Texas and Missouri. He desires to see Three Trails be a strong influence in the city of Independence, to see the church live out the gospel on a daily basis and be all that God intended it to be, as seen in Ephesians 3:10-11. Brian and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 19 years and have three kids Ethan, Brooklyn and Payton. Friend him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @BGrouty

  • Luis Sanchez

    Primera iglesia Pastor

    Luis was born in Mexico but raised here in the U.S. He and his wife, Nohemi, married on March 31, 2010. They have 3 boys together, Matthew, Joseph, and David. Nohemi was also born in Mexico and raised in the U.S. Luis and Nohemi recognize that God has been able to use this for the advancement of His kingdom among hispanics here in the U.S. Not only are they able to reach first generation hispanic immigrants, but since they connect with both cultures, they are able to reach second generation hispanic immigrants as well. Luis enjoys watching movies, traveling, water parks, and any other fun activity that he can do with his family. 

  • Sarah Grout

    Worship Leader

    Sarah was born and raised in Indiana. She attended Indiana State University, where she served as the worship leader at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry for 2 years. After meeting Brian in 1999, and marrying in 2000, she moved to Missouri, where she served as the worship leader for 2 years with the Springhill Youth ministry in Springfield. She graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and from Southwestern Seminary with a Master of Arts in Christian Education. In 2016, Sarah took over the music ministry at Three Trails, where she enjoys serving with amazing musicians. In her spare time (hahaha), Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, and she enjoys running.

  • Maria Beach

    Director of Youth Ministry

    Maria became a member of the Church at Three Trails in 2018. She grew up in Iowa and went to Simpson College, majoring in Studio Art. While at Simpson, Maria interned with New Heights Church for the high school and college ministry over the course of 4 years. During that time, she felt God's call to ministry and upon graduation, pursued a Master's in Theology from Midwestern. After meeting her now-husband, Joe, she moved to Missouri and together they found Three Trails. Maria's goal for Ignite Youth Ministries is to prepare the middle school and high school students to go into the world rooted in Christ Jesus and spreading the Gospel wherever God takes them after high school. Maria and Joe just married in Nov. of 2018 and enjoy watching Smallville or chilling with their two dogs in their spare time. Maria also loves running. You can friend her on Facebook or follow her on Instagram @missusbeach

  • Debbie Green

    Director Trails Kids K-5th

    Debbie was born and raised in Connecticut. She became a Christian when she was 7. In Connecticut and South Dakota, Debbie helped start college ministries before ultimately answering a call to ministry. She received her Bachelors in Liberal Arts at the University of South Dakota and studied Worship Ministry at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary here in KC. It was there that Debbie met her husband, Matt. They married in March 2005 and in 2009 moved to Yankton, SD to pastor a church there. In 2013, Debbie and Matt returned to Missouri and in 2016 they began attending Three Trails. Debbie has been involved in many children's ministries and ran the nursery in South Dakota.