(Wichita, KS)—Two leaders in Wichita's Christian community are being remembered. Randy and Suzy Storms died in a car crash Sunday afternoon in East Wichita.
The couple's van went off the road on Central near Edgemoor and hit the concrete wall of a drainage ditch.
Wichita police say Randy Storms was driving. Investigators believe he suffered a medical condition behind the wheel, but they are waiting for results of an autopsy.
Both Randy and Suzy were active in Wichita Young Life, a Christian leadership program that works with kids. It's based at the Great Harvest Bread Company on Woodlawn.
Now a wall outside the office has been dedicated to their lives. It has been filling up with notes from the people who knew the couple.
"I think it is very healing for very many people to have an outlet to express what their impact has done on them," said the Storms' friend Jennifer Shively.
Shively first met the Storms as a rebellious teenager, now she's one of many struggling with their sudden death.
"The fact that they will never have to spend a day apart is a celebration, but just really hard for the kids and the grand kids," Shively said. "Many of us will miss their ministry and what they did and have done in our city."
Randy Storms was a well known marriage and family counselor.
In his 20s, Randy became quadriplegic after diving into a muddy pond at a wilderness camp. He talked about that accident in his ministry, and how it strengthened the couple's faith in God.
Life lessons that helped many through their own healing.
"This love that just came out of them, because they knew who they were and who's they were," Shively said. "They really did a beautiful job of meeting people and accepting people in some of the darkest and toughest places."
Every Tuesday night, Randy and Suzy Storms would minister to college kids at Young Life. They'd get 30 to 50 people each week. The gathering will still go on, to honor their lives.