About Us

History

Who We Are

History & Founder

Dr. Gary and Rev. Belinda Kendall founded Love KC in August of 2017 with the support of a good friend, Eric Rochester, Director of The Sending Project and long-time mentor, Gary Schmitz.

Their 41+ year career in ministry to Kansas City includes the following:

  • 1982 pastor of First Church of God, Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1985 planted Indian Creek Community Church in Olathe, Kansas
  • 1999 co-founded Church Multiplication Association
  • 2010 re-started Project Partner with daughter, Kristen Levitt
  • 2016 received the Olathe Humanitarian of the Year Award
  • 2017 founded Love KC
  • 2018 received the Dr. Charles Briscoe Award for Urban Ministry

Belinda is an ordained pastor and an advocate for women in ministry.

In addition to leading Love KC, Gary works for Gloo, a tech, data, platform company serving on their marketing team as a Cities Lead.

Our Team

Meet Us

Meet the Team

The Love KC team is diverse and growing in number. Some volunteer, others are part-time or full time. There’s room for you to join if you have interest.

  • Gary Kendall, Catalyst
  • Belinda Kendall, Donor Relations
  • Jade VanSlyke, Community Development Partner
  • Andrew Adudu, Associate, Church Partnerships
  • Tim Stout, Media
  • Linda Meyers, Prayer Coordinator
  • Lyssa Kirwan, Social Media
  • Mark Martin, Admin and Treasurer
  • Tracy Mosley, Accountant
  • Brent Coonrod, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Our Values

Our

Values

Love

Our highest aim

Unity

We are better together

Equality

Every person has equal value

Prayer

Is at the center

Collaboration

Not competition

Humility

Honors God and humanity

Urgency

Seize the day

Sponsors

Organizations

With Whom We Partner

You may see these names in our social media or hear them on a Podcast. In order for you to find them and partner with them we share their link here. This list is always growing.

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