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Board of Directors

Kent Smith

Board President

Kent grew up around the Midwest in a church planting family. Questions that began to be forged in a Chicago high school have persisted through his life and work, like, “How can Americans actually enter the sane and joyful life promised by Jesus?” In quest of answers, college studies led him from Nebraska to Arkansas to Tennessee and finally to doctoral work on Spiritual Nurture Systems at the University of Dubuque. Along the way he planted, staffed and preached for a number of churches. In 1991 Kent joined the faculty of Abilene Christian University and became ACU’s Missions Coordinator for North America. Along with his teaching, since 2004 he has been the founding director of ACU’s graduate internship in missional living, the Missionary Residency for North America (MRNA). In 2008 he co-founded LK10 with John White. Kent and his wife Karen have five children and seven grandchildren. They enjoy gardening, writing, research, travel and their shared work of coaching graduate students and consulting with new Kingdom initiatives across North America.

John White

Director

John was born and raised in Charleston, WV. He became a follower of Jesus at the age of 15 shortly after he and his family moved to Bethesda, MD. Later, while at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, he felt the Lord's leading to professional ministry. After college, he moved to Pasadena, CA where he attended Fuller Seminary. In 1973, after graduation, he was called to a church in Denver, CO. Over next 25 years, John served as a pastor in three Presbyterian churches in Denver. The big transition came in 1998, when the Lord moved John and his wife, Tamela, into the house church world. Then, beginning in 2002, John worked for 6 years as the U.S. Coordinator with DAWN Ministries (Discipling A Whole Nation). Out of their experience with DAWN, John and his friend, Kent Smith, founded the LK10 Community in 2008. Currently, John is the Director of that ministry and is part of both the Leadership Team and the Board of Directors. John and Tamela have two children and three grandchildren.

Sean Hyatt

Sean is a rare native bird of Denver, CO - currently living and working in Aurora (a SE suburb of Denver). He and his wife Jessica are raising two boys ages 9 & 12, a daughter who is 3, and a tiny snaggle-toothed dog named Phoenix. He is an online student with the Academy of Art University and a full-time artist (painter and illustrator - www.seanhyattart.com) and party entertainer - performing balloon twisting, face painting and caricatures at events all over Colorado each weekend (www.artsyevents.com). Sean grew up a 5th generation holiness pentecostal until the age of 23 when the Lord called he and Jessica to go "To a different land that He would show them." They have been involved with the house church movement in Denver ever since, and Sean currently helps lead a network of organic church families in SE Denver, heads up the Colorado House Church (.com) network and website, and supports and coaches various organic church leaders and planters around the globe.

Jordan Bunch

Jordan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He grew up in the church and made a covenant to follow Jesus upon baptism at age 12. He felt a calling to ministry in Jr. High, and followed that leading to pursue a ministry degree at Abilene Christian University. Jordan earned his B.A. in Christian Ministry and M.A. in Domestic Missions at ACU. He worked for a mega church for 4 years as a Campus Minister, which ironically led to his transition into a house church planter in Abilene through his job as a dorm director for ACU. After helping start nearly 10 churches in Abilene, he felt a call to move to Austin, Texas and begin working more full time as a simple church planter and disciple maker at the University of Texas and in the Austin community. He also works as a wedding photographer, film maker and writer. He has a deep passion for seeing the Church become everything She was meant to be, and thus has made it his mission in life to join Jesus as He goes about restoring His Bride. Jordan married his wife, Sara in 2009. They are both passionately involved in community life at their apartment community in East Austin, where they aim to start several churches with their neighbors.

Cathy Mellon

Cathy was born in Boston,MA and raised in a strong Catholic family as the oldest of 8 children. The family moved around the country during early childhood since her dad was in the Air Force. They ended up in Buffalo, NY where Cathy attended Catholic schools and nursing school. She also met and married Jim Mellon and they both entered into a relationship with Jesus that would change their lives for eternity! They felt God call them to sell everything and move to Central TX in 1977 to start a business. Since then they have raised 6 children and have 17 grandchildren. Cathy & Jim have been in leadership in several churches and ministries in the last 35 years, including a network of house churches they started in 1992. Their vision is to see these families of Jesus impacting their local communities with His transforming love. They are happy to be involved in ministries that support and encourage organic expressions of The Body of Christ both in the U.S. and in their mission work in India. Cathy has a heart for women and children and has been involved in women's ministries, youth ministries and Pregnancy Center work for over 40 years. She desires to see women and men working together to bring The Father's purposes to the next generation through the Church.

Mina Millen

Mina Millen lives with her husband Mike and four children in Los Gatos, California. Mina was born on the island of Cyprus and into a nominal Muslim household. After coming to the US, her parents decided to enroll her into a Christian school where she received Jesus at age 9. Later, she earned her degree in Business Management and worked at a non-denominational church for 5 years. Mina and Mike met planning a Christmas party for the church staff and sill love planning parties. When not making people laugh, Mike serves as a full-time attorney. God has used the Luke 10 Community to train Mina to sit at the feet of Jesus (Head Pastor of the Church) with other listening disciples. She has been amazed as she watches Jesus work wonders outside of the church building. Now she is on a journey to follow Jesus into the harvest and she brings everyone she can with her. She spends her time as a wife and homeschool mom and plants small "listening groups" as opportunities open. Well received at conferences, her passion is to make listening disciples, grow leaders and launch people into their God given destiny. Her motto: Listen, Obey and Give it Away!