Union Rescue Mission of Wichita, Inc.

Board of Directors

Vance Garwood


    Vance Garwood is serving his first year as a Board Member. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ with S.J. Prill Financial & Investment Planning, Inc. here in Wichita. He and his wife, Ellie, are members of Metro East Baptist Church in Wichita.

    Bobby Seacat

    Vice President

      Bobby Seacat joined the Mission board in 2012.  He is Facilities Manager for Meritrust and also operates a rental center in Andover, Kansas.  Bobby was elected Vice President of the board for 2014.  He and his wife worship at Metro East Baptist in Wichita.

      Stan Churchill


        Stan Churchill has been a member of the Board of Directors for three years. An attorney who practices law with his firm, Churchill LLC, Stan works primarily with health care providers in Kansas and Missouri. Stan and his wife, Sharon, are members of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita.

        Bruce Hoyle


          Bruce Hoyle has served on the Board of Directors for 4 years. Bruce is self employed and owner of Larkland Barber Shop in Hutchinson. He and his wife, Sheryl, are members of Christ Bible Church in Nickerson.

          Dennis Schmidt


            Dennis Schmidt has served on the Board for 7 years. He is the owner of Mallard Real Estate and served on the board of Harry Hynes Hospice. Dennis and his wife, Dee, are members of Central Christian Church in
            in Wichita.

            Philip Elder


              Phillip has served on the Board of Directors for two years. Formerly the Vice President of the Love Box Company in Wichita for 30 years, Phillip now serves the new owners, Pratt Industries, as a Manufacturing executive. He and his wife are owners of Elderslie Farm, locally growing blackberries, raspberries, goats, horses, and hay. Phillip is a former elder in the PCA denomination, and is currently involved with a church planting in north Wichita.

              Roger Busenitz


                Roger Busenitz has served on the Board of Directors for 17 years. Roger is a territory sales manager with Excel Industries in Hesston. Roger and his wife, Patty, are members of Newton Bible Church.

                Leo Hendrich


                  Leo Hendrich has served on the Board of Directors for 27 years. Leo retired from being owner and manager of H/S Products, Inc., a production machine shop. Leo and his wife, Peggy, are members of West Evangelical Church in Wichita where he serves as an Elder. Leo has also served in Gideons International, Wichita Southwest Camp in a number of offices
                  over the past 44 years.

                  Joe Stout


                    Joe Stout has served on the Board of Directors for 5 years. He is self employed, spending the majority of his time in Chaplain ministry and discipleship. He and his wife, Sandy, are members of First Evangelical Free Church, in Wichita.

                    Orval Thiessen


                      Orval Thiessen has served on the Board of Directors for 17 years. He is a farmer and stockman who is also a member of Gideons International and serves as Secretary of the Kansas State Gideon Cabinet. Orval and his wife Agnes are members of Emmaus Mennonite Church, in Whitewater.