Pastor Gary Schmitz, MDiv.
Gary has served as pastor in the Kansas City, MO/KS area for 33+ years and is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Pray KC and Board Chairman and Founder of the Caring for Kids Network in Kansas City. He facilitates prayer summit retreats, teaches workshops and connects pastors, leaders and intercessors. He is a leader and networker in the growing movement of prayer and community transformation. Gary’s passion is helping every believer grow in their love relationship with God, helping local congregations develop creative presence-based “houses of prayer”, and building collaborative unity among churches across denominational and racial lines seeking spiritual awakening and social transformation of local communities. Gary and his wife Barbara have one son, Luke (married to Tiffany) and two sets of twin grandkids. He loves fishing, hunting, biking, canoeing and being outdoors.
Rick Boxx is the Founder and CEO of Unconventional Business Network, a nonprofit community that helps business leaders learn and model biblical principles in their workplace. He serves on multiple for-profit and nonprofit boards and is a husband to Kathy with three grown children.
Dr. Evelyn Hill
Dr. Evelyn Hill is the Director of Equity and Justice at Avenue of Life. She served on the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education from July of 2009 through January of 2018. During her tenure on the Board of Education, she was the President from July 2014 through July 2017. She values education and believes every child has the right to receive a quality education.
Pastor Phil Kreiling
Phil Kreiling pastored at Overland Park First Assembly for 30 years. In 2010 he resigned to launch Pastors 411 Impact, a leadership coaching ministry serving ministry and marketplace leaders in the Kansas City area. Phil has a Masters of Organizational Leadership degree and is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. He serves as pastor liaison with Caring for Kids. Phil and Shary have two adult children. Their daughter Ashlee and husband Elijah planted Change Church in Philadelphia, PA, and have two children, Zion and Aunee. Their son Jeff is an instructional coach in Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools. He and his wife Jessica have one son, Bronson. Phil’s hobbies: coaching, golf, and as much time with his grandkids as possible.
Nancy Mitchell is the former Executive Director for Caring for Kids and was part of its original design team. She is passionate that all children have opportunity to become all they are created to be. She graduated from Creighton University in Social Work and worked in community mental health. She then worked for the Olathe School District and later joined Indian Creek Community Church staff as the Executive Assistant to the Lead Pastor. Nancy and her husband Bob Mitchell have two grown children and 13 grandchildren.
Dr. Anthony L. Moore
Dr. Anthony L. Moore serves as Assistant Superintendent in a school district in the Kansas City metropolitan area and is a consultant and coach in the areas of leadership, cultural competency, cross cultural communication and education. He has served as a university professor, chief diversity officer, educator, administrator and professional speaker for nearly 35 years. Dr. Moore is an ordained elder who serves as an associate minister and Director of Music at Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas. He earned undergraduate degrees from MidAmerica Nazarene University and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas and the University of Wyoming. Anthony’s personal story is one of inspiration, triumph, and human persistence. He attributes much of who he is today to the loving care and instruction of his parents who encouraged him to work hard to surmount the barriers inherent in the low-income, crime and drug-infested neighborhood in which he grew up. He’s blessed with a lovely wife, two children and two grandsons. Anthony enjoys volunteering in his community, mentoring and spending quality time with his family.
Glen Posladek has served on the board of Caring for Kids since 2014. Glen is CEO of A.B. May company. He currently serves as Chairman of the governing board of Hillcrest Covenant Church. He is also a director of Freedom Fire Urban Ministries; The Signatry, a Global Christian Foundation; and Healing for the Nations. He is a founding director and advisory board member of Crossfirst Bank. Glen and his wife Shirley have four married children and 11 grandchildren.
Henry W. Wash
Henry W. Wash is the President and Founder of High Aspirations, a faith-based program that solely focuses on mentoring young African American males ages 8-18. The program supports them in four areas: socially, academically, emotionally and spiritually. Henry is an example of how mentorship can affect life-change. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a minor in African American Studies and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Urban Affairs. Henry has over a decade of experience in nonprofit human services work. Growing up in Kansas City, he saw many peers, including his brothers become attracted to “street life.” Henry chose a different path and became a protégé/mentee of the late Thurman Mitchell (KCTV5) and Henry W. Bloch.