Board of Directors
Liberty Women’s Clinic Board of Directors is a governing board that oversees the clinic’s mission, fiscal integrity, and quality of operations while supporting and directing the CEO. Our Board feels accountable to God and therefore seeks to exemplify high standards of integrity on behalf of those who sacrificially support the ministry and those who are served.
John A Washer
I love LWC and its people for what we do and who we represent. I initially heard of the clinic through my wife, Kristina, when she volunteered in the clinic years ago. I was honored to join the board in 2014. LWC helps save lives and encourage soon-to-be mothers and fathers in, what could be, one of their most vulnerable, scary moments of life. We offer truth, compassion and hope when the world wouldn’t otherwise. It is a living example of God’s deep desire for us all.
My lovely, precious wife and I are celebrating 20 years of marriage and are parents to two wonderful children. We attend Liberty Christian Fellowship and serve in various capacities. We love the outdoors, travel and food. I consider myself immensely blessed to be called a child of God, and strive to live a life that brings Him glory and make His name known. For those days I fail, I rely upon His grace. I’m so happy to walk alongside LWC, knowing that the grace being extended to those who walk through its doors, meets people where they are – we are all a work-in-progress, but we are His!
I began serving as a volunteer in 2007 because I’d had a passion for the unborn since college. My greatest pleasure in being part of this ministry is witnessing the unconditional love that the staff extends to each of our clients when they come through our door. My dearest memory is as a client advocate in 2013. I was taking some history and personal data from a client. I usually asked each woman if I could pray for them before the nurse came in. As I asked how I could pray for her, this sweet woman wanted to know God’s will for her circumstances. Well, that’s exactly what I prayed for in full confidence that He would answer that prayer! She told me later that she KNEW the moment she walked out of our door that day, that God’s desire for her was to carry and raise her baby, which she did! My family has resided in Kansas City since 1974. While my husband of 37 years passed away unexpectedly in 2018, I am surrounded by my adult children and 8 grandchildren. I attend Christ City Church (C3 Church) Kansas City, which is pastored by my son and his wife. My time is very busy attending grandchildren’s events and caring for them. The Lord is my Source of peace and strength and I am so grateful for His provision of family and friends who become Jesus with skin on!
I joined LWC because life is paramount, and I don’t want to be on the sidelines.LWC saves lives and changes hearts with love, kindness, and truth. My first donation to LWC was in 2006 when the Clinic asked people to fill baby bottles with spare change. I thought that was very clever and immediately sought to get involved. My wife, Jennifer, and I moved to Kansas City in 2006 for our first “grown-up” jobs. We now have two amazing daughters. We attend and are eternally grateful for Liberty Christian Fellowship. We just love to spend time together! That takes a lot of different shapes from day to day but it’s always high-energy, whether or not we can keep up!
What I love most about LWC is that this ministry leans heavily on God and follows his plan faithfully. My wife, Angela, and I have been supporters of the clinic for over a decade, and I recently joined the Board of Directors in the role of Treasurer. My family and I strongly believe in the value of all life and want to support the loving way the clinic shines a bright light on that message. We have participated in several of the fundraising initiatives and especially enjoyed the annual kickball tournament. Apart from the fun on the field, it was special to engage our children at a young age to help raise awareness and funds for a ministry so near to our hearts.
Angela and I have been married for 10 years and have three beautiful children. We attend Liberty Christian Fellowship and appreciate our community there. We are part of a wonderful small group and our kids are active in the children’s ministry. We love to spend time together as a family, especially traveling and watching sports.
Dr. Kenneth J. Parker
I have always been pro-life. Even in high school I debated the issue with classmates. In 1995, I had been associate pastor of churches for about 12 years when I was called to serve as a senior pastor with responsibilities for preaching. My second or third sermon was on the sanctity of life. I followed a pastor that had never talked about it, but as soon as I had the opportunity, I did. I’ve never felt courageous in doing so; it’s simple obedience. I became a LWC board member in 2009 and have led our church to be involved personally through volunteering, spiritually through praying, and financially through giving. I love the difference LWC makes in our world. I currently pastor First Baptist Church of Kearney and also serve as Professor of Pastoral Care Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. My wife, Lori, and I have been married for over 30 years, and have two sons and three grandchildren. In addition to enjoying my roles as a pastor and professor, I love to read. I’m an avid baseball fan and enjoy golfing more than anyone else in the world!
I have been a supporter and contributor for many years and especially appreciate the hope that is provided to all who walk through the doors of LWC. What I love most about LWC is the authentic loving care showed each person – no judgment or condemnation, welcoming, supportive care, and many options not always considered by the person. I have two married daughters and 10 grandchildren. I love family, especially attending activities the grandchildren are involved in. I’ve been a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church where I’ve served on the Global Outreach Mission Team, Preschool, Homebound Care and Hospital Ministry Teams, Stephen Minister, Adult Small Group Teacher. I have been a Group Leader with Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) for 7 years. Traveling and reading are also some of my favorite things to do.