RI Leadership

Joe & Amy Candelaria

Radiant Intensive Directors

Joe & Amy Candelaria are the Directors of Radiant Intensive. Since encountering God in their own young adult years, Joe & Amy have remained passionate about equipping and discipling young adults in their journey with the Lord. Joe and Amy served in multiple roles at their church in Colorado, including directors of the young adult ministry and house parents of a live-in discipleship home for young adults. They love watching others flourish in relationship with the Lord and they enjoy creating deep community with those around them. Joe & Amy followed the Lord’s leading to move their family to the midwest, and have called Radiant home since their second day in KC.

Jaime Riddle

Academic Director

Jaime Riddle is the Academic Director for Radiant Intensive. Saved from atheism during her first year at Duke University, Jaime’s passion is to see students equipped to take on the intellectual systems of the world. She has taught church history, Biblical Worldview, and discipleship classes. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education from Regent University. Along with her family, Jaime has served in Radiant Church Kansas City for the last four years in prayer, students, and small group ministry.

Kyle & Tara McIntosh

Prayer Directors

Kyle & Tara McIntosh lead the Radiant Intensive Prayer Meeting each week. They currently serve at Radiant Church as the Prayer Directors. In 2007, Jesus transformed Kyle & Tara’s lives as part of a prayer internship in Colorado. They met there, later got married, and have spent the last 10+ years leading prayer meetings and serving in young adult ministry. Kyle and Tara are passionate about seeing this generation revived in passionate love for God and life-consuming delight in Him. Kyle and Tara moved their family to Kansas City two years ago to be a part of Radiant Church, and couldn’t be happier here!

Kenny & Peyton Gracia

Outreach Directors

Kenny and Peyton Gracia are the Outreach Directors for RI. Both were called to ministry at an early age and decided to intern under David and Renata right after high school. Following their intern years, Kenny and Peyton served as youth and college pastors in Seattle, Washington and were married near Pike’s Place Market. They later moved to be college pastors in Napa, California. In April of 2018, they moved to KC to be a part of Radiant Church. Kenny and Peyton believe God has a dream in his heart not just to bring KC to Jesus, but specifically, young adults. They are passionate about seeing young adults' lives transformed and then put on mission to reach their generation.

David & Renata Perkins

Radiant Church KC Lead Pastors

David and Renata serve as the pastors of Radiant Church. They have a passion to equip the next generation to passionately follow Jesus and diligently lead their generation.