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Meet Our Management Team

Our board has a broad range of experience and expertise in various fields. We come together for the common goal of serving children in our community.
  • Rebecca Duitsman

    Rebecca Duitsman

    One-Eighty Club Director

    Rebecca is a homeschooling mom of four. She earned a degree in Secondary English Education and for five years coached individuals in life skills and communication through Faithwalking, a Texas based nonprofit. She is passionate about reaching the next generation for Christ and supporting family systems. Before working with Minding the Gap, she volunteered with a crisis pregnancy center; now she hopes to adopt or foster in the future. Rebecca and her husband Tim are full-time missionaries living in Kansas City with their children. For fun, she enjoys meeting one-on-one with other moms, eating cultural foods, and playing card games.

  • Tim Duitsman

    Tim Duitsman

    Member

    Tim worked as an electrician for seven years before moving to Kansas City to serve the INTRO to IHOPKC internship as a full-time missionary. Before that, Tim served with Pure Desire Ministries for five years leading men's addiction recovery groups. He is passionate to see believers awaken to wholehearted love for Jesus and to see the next generation raised on a solid foundation. Tim lives with his wife Rebecca and four kids and enjoys reading, writing music, and any outdoor activity.

  • Amy Fink

    Amy Fink

    Member

    Amy has worked in the education field for over 5 years. She began working as a program coordinator and tutor for a boys and girls club. Amy then graduated with a degree in Christian ministry and  a bachelor's in teaching. She has taught two years in the Raymore school district. Amy and her husband live in the Kansas City area and have four beautiful children.

  • Andrew Fink

    Andrew Fink

    Member

    Andrew has served in his community for many years. He has a passion for children and the restoration of families. He enjoys mentoring children and helping them to grow both emotionally and spiritually. Andrew has served with the Boys and Girls Club, in local church youth groups, at homeless shelters, and is an occasional substitute in various public schools. He lives in Grandview, Missouri with his beautiful wife and 4 children.

  • Daniel Lisztwan

    Daniel Lisztwan

    Member

    Daniel is the Artistic Director with Minding the Gap. He has served on staff at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City as a Youth Worship Pastor since August of 2016. Originating from Canada, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  Attaining to Professional Engineer in 2010 after four years of work as a Junior Mechanical Engineer in the oil & gas industry, Daniel appreciates the benefit of goal-oriented education. Seeing the importance of both the technical and spiritual development of children, his passion is to see children equipped in all areas of education and thus given the greatest opportunity. In his recreational time Daniel loves to sing, make music, and play tennis and soccer.

Our Partners

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I am the principal of Compass Elementary and I can attest to the fact that it has been a wonderful and rewarding experience to work side by side with Zack Nicholson. He has been faithful in his dedication to partner with the staff, students and families of Compass Elementary. He has left an indelible mark on the stakeholders of Compass through his sacrificial service of meeting the needs of our school community. Through his partnership with Caring for Kids, he has worked to get us the resources and support needed to create a great culture and climate.  We are grateful to have him as one of our biggest supporters.  Thank you Zack for continuing to be a positive influence at Compass Elementary.

Erica Hoard, M.S.Ed
Erica Hoard, M.S.Ed, Principal
Compass Elementary Principal

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    We are looking for passionate people with a heart for the next generation. If you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child and change the trajectory of their life, then we want you on our team!