Kat Hnatyshyn, a self-sustaining minister for Community of Christ, is on the Mission Center President Team and Mission Center Financial Officer Team for Midlands Mission Center in the Central USA Mission Field.
Kat was pastor of her congregation for 10 years and served on the Leadership Council in the Mission Center. She currently serves on the Investment Committee with World Church and on the World Church Finance Board. She holds the priesthood office of High Priest.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Kat received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Speech Communications and Minor in Church Leadership and Religion from Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa. Kat and her husband Alex live in Overland Park, KS with two small boys, Jack and Pete. She works as a Regional Market Director for a local credit union.
Don, a part-time minister for Community of Christ, is on the Mission Center President Team for Midlands Mission Center in the Central USA Mission Field.
Don has been involved in congregational youth work as well as summer youth camps. Don worked as pastor for Solid Rock, a monthly youth ministry, for several years. He has been employed by the Church for almost 18 years serving the members of Midlands Mission Center first as a youth minister then as Outreach Coordinator.
A convert to Community of Christ in 1973 after a reunion that changed his life. Don and his wife Carol of 42 years live in Independence. Don and Carol have raised three kids Katy, Jeff, and Zach and blessed with seven grandkids all in Independence.
Wim van Klinken
Wim van Klinken, a full time minister, serves as Chief Information and Technology Officer at the international headquarters of Community of Christ and as member of the Midlands Mission Center’s Financial Officer Team. He holds the priesthood office of bishop.
Wim was born and raised in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. After a career as entrepreneur in IT, Wim started working for Community of Christ as President of the Europe Mission Center in 2004. Three years later, he, his wife, Debora, and son, Max, moved to Kansas City, MO to serve the church in the USA. Since, he is also very involved in the nonprofit sector in the Greater Kansas City area.
In the Netherlands, Wim obtained degrees in Economics, Business Science, Music, Asset Management, and Business Administration. In the USA, he obtained a Masters of Art in Religion from Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa and an Executive Masters of Public Administration from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
Steve Beckman, a self-sustaining minister for Community of Christ, is on the Mission Center Financial Officer Team for Midlands Mission Center in the Central USA Mission Field.
Steve received degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration from Graceland University and has his Masters of Business Administration from Mid America Nazarene University. He is a Product Manager for Sprint in Overland Park. He serves on the Finance Team for the Olathe congregation and holds the office of Priest.
Steve and his wife Laura live in Olathe, KS and have three boys.