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INCM is thankful to have the governance leadership of our Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for ensuring the mission of INCM is being accomplished through all that we do. The accountability and support they provide to the INCM staff team is driven by a passion to see children’s ministry leaders connected to what they need to shape the future of the Church.
MELISSA J MACDONALD
Passionate about the church, Melissa J. MacDonald travels extensively speaking, training, coaching, and consulting. She’s the author of Missing: An Urgent Call for the Church to Rescue Kids. With humor and a unique perspective, Melissa calls the church to be The Church everywhere she goes. She and her husband, Luis, make their home in Iowa. Melissa has been to over 30 countries and seeks out the best ethnic food in every city she visits.
Board Vice President
For the past several decades Kim has led children’s and student ministries at the local church while also leading initiatives around adoption and foster care. As an adoptive mom and special needs grandma, Kim is passionate about creating environments where all kids feel safe, included and welcome. Through speaking, writing and coaching Kim works with parents and church leaders to help equip volunteer teams, strengthen families and train parents. Kim and her husband Mark love spending time with their five kids and ten grandkids.
Kathie Phillips leads the Next Gen team at Central Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, where she currently resides with her family. She uses her gifts to fuel her passion of seeing children and students develop and grow in a lifelong relationship with Jesus. A writer, speaker, and certified INCM coach, she was overjoyed to see her first book published in 2017. She enjoys traveling to the beach as often as she’s able.
Andy and Christie Kirk have three children, and they live on the Gold Coast, Australia. Andy is the Director of Families at Glow Church as well as the National Leader of Children’s Ministry for the ACC (Australian Christian Churches) where he serves 1100 churches. Together they have been innovating and changing the landscape of Children’s Ministry for the last 17 years together. From leading locally in churches, overseeing multi-site ministries, and years of mentoring and consulting into churches, their experience and knowledge of Kids & Families Ministry is extensive. Both Andy and Christie are passionate about empowering and equipping people to live out all they were created to do by matching people’s potential with God possibilities.
Chris serves as the Children’s and Family Ministry specialist at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. She also teaches spiritual formation classes at the graduate level and oversees the MA in Family Ministry program. Chris received her master’s degree in children’s and family ministry from Bethel Seminary and completed a Doctor of Ministry from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary focusing on emotionally healthy spirituality in children. She loves spending time with her family, running, and riding roller coasters.
Trevor spent over 20 years serving in children’s, family, and youth ministries. He also has an expansive business background, which includes owning a real estate development and building company to now serving as the Chief People Officer for a national e-commerce and retail company. Trevor has served on over 30 boards from elected public official to various nonprofits. Trevor has been married to Heather for 28 years and they have 2 son’s Brayden (22) and Gavin (16). In his spare time, you will find him on the beach or visiting one of the many Orlando theme parks. He has a passion for travel and exploring the world. His family motto is Love God, Love Others.