The Kansas Leadership Center’s newest Art and Practice of Civic Leadership Development – Faith program kicked off June 11th with twenty-two highly accomplished Kansans. Highly respected in their education fields and religious organizations, these participants were carefully selected through a competitive application process.
This is the Kansas Leadership Center’s fourth Art & Practice program in five years, but is the organization’s first specifically designed for Kansans who do faith related leadership education. Twenty-two individuals were selected for this program that cultivates civic leadership skills for use in faith settings. Participants will attend sessions throughout the year, learning together for 11 days before the program’s conclusion in May, 2013.
The participants selected for the program are:
Matt Adams, Pastor of Westside Family Church – Lenexa
John Burchill, Associate Professor at Kansas Wesleyan University – Salina
Russ Gaeddert, Program Director at Hesston College
Jessica Schierling, Associate Dean for Student Life at Bethany College – Lindsborg
Christopher Eshelman, Campus Minister at Wichita State University
Ashlee Alley, Campus Minister at Southwestern College – Winfield
James Bacus, Campus Minister Pittsburg State University
Fr. John Jirak, Pastor at Church of the Blessed Sacrament – Wichita
Rosemary Niedens, Associate Vice President at Newman University – Wichita
Jeffery Sagstetter, Associate Professor at Manhattan Christian College
Dustin Petz, Pastor at Goodland United Methodist Church
William Blew, Consultant and Coach at Living Water United Methodist Church – Kansas City
Dale Schrag, Campus Pastor at Bethel College – Newton
Dan Entwistle, Managing Executive Director at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection – Leawood
Carole Barr, Director of Academic Development and Student Success at McPherson College
Pamela Vainer, Youth Director at Prince of Peace Church – Great Bend
Todd Lehman, Campus Pastor at Hesston College
Douglas Alpert, Rabbi at Congregation Kol Ami – Kansas City
Art Walker, Campus Pastor at Wichita State University
Cynthia Tannehill, Director of Leadership at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church – Wichita
Kent Stephens, Minister of Outreach at Holy Cross Lutheran Church – Wichita
Jodi Mason, Manager of Development at Via Christi Health – Wichita
Upon graduation, participants will join a network of approximately 100 other Art & Practice of Civic Leadership Development alumni who are teaching, training, consulting and facilitating using leadership concepts in various sectors and locations across Kansas.
The Kansas Leadership Center opened in 2007 with a multi-year grant from the Kansas Health Foundation. In 2011 an additional grant was given specifically for civic leadership training with all faith denominations across the state. To learn more, visit kansasleadershipcenter.org. For media inquiries, contact Project Director Sue Dondlinger at 316 721 4959 or firstname.lastname@example.org.