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INCM is thankful to have the governance leadership of our Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for ensuring the mission of INCM is being accomplished through all that we do. The accountability and support they provide to the INCM staff team is driven by a passion to see children’s ministry leaders connected to what they need to shape the future of the Church.
For the past several decades Kim has led children’s and student ministries at the local church while also leading initiatives around adoption and foster care. As an adoptive mom and special needs grandma, Kim is passionate about creating environments where all kids feel safe, included and welcome. Through speaking, writing and coaching Kim works with parents and church leaders to help equip volunteer teams, strengthen families and train parents. Kim and her husband Mark love spending time with their five kids and ten grandkids.
Board Vice President
Andy and Christie Kirk have three children, and they live on the Gold Coast, Australia. Andy is the Director of Families at Glow Church as well as the National Leader of Children’s Ministry for the ACC (Australian Christian Churches) where he serves 1100 churches. Together they have been innovating and changing the landscape of Children’s Ministry for the last 17 years together. From leading locally in churches, overseeing multi-site ministries, and years of mentoring and consulting into churches, their experience and knowledge of Kids & Families Ministry is extensive. Both Andy and Christie are passionate about empowering and equipping people to live out all they were created to do by matching people’s potential with God possibilities.
Kathie Phillips leads the Next Gen team at Central Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, where she currently resides with her family. She uses her gifts to fuel her passion of seeing children and students develop and grow in a lifelong relationship with Jesus. A writer, speaker, and certified INCM coach, she was overjoyed to see her first book published in 2017. She enjoys traveling to the beach as often as she’s able.
Trevor spent over 20 years serving in children’s, family, and youth ministries. He also has an expansive business background, which includes owning a real estate development and building company to now serving as the Chief People Officer for a national e-commerce and retail company. Trevor has served on over 30 boards from elected public official to various nonprofits. Trevor has been married to Heather for 28 years and they have 2 son’s Brayden (22) and Gavin (16). In his spare time, you will find him on the beach or visiting one of the many Orlando theme parks. He has a passion for travel and exploring the world. His family motto is Love God, Love Others.
Steve Adams has served as a pastor in the local church for over 33 years. For 15 years, Steve served as the Executive Pastor of Children’s Ministry at Saddleback Church providing leadership to dynamic teams of staff and volunteers who minister to kids and families across California, Germany, the Philippines, Argentina, and China. He was also a member of the Saddleback Global Executive Team which gives leadership to all Saddleback Campuses across the globe. Currently Steve serves as the Executive Pastor of Westmore Church in Cleveland Tennessee, and he is also an Executive Leadership Coach for the Anser Group and is the author of Children’s Ministry on Purpose.
Mike has been a pastor in the local church for over 35 years. From 1993-2018, Mike served as the Executive Pastor of Children’s Ministry at Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, where he also directed a team in the creation and development of the Elevate Curriculum line used by over 8,000 churches around the country and world. Mike is currently serving part time at Argyle Community Church, a church start up in his home town of Argyle, Texas. He is also the Executive Director of We Support Ministries, a company devoted to connecting churches/non-profits with highly qualified, full time, employees in Zimbabwe. He has been married to his wife Karry for 35 years and they have two married daughters, Kaitlynn and Annie, both of whom serve in the local church. Mike is passionate about discipling kids and leadership in the local church, sculpting/building in his workshop, and anything creative that furthers God’s plan for the kingdom. Mike has his Masters in Biblical Studies as well as a Masters in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary.