The following positions are part of the initial implementation of the Church Ambassador Network of Kansas. We plan to add part-time and full-time paid positions starting in the Summer of 2021.
Pastoral Partners are the most critical clergy team members in the Church Ambassador Network. They embrace the Church Ambassador Network mission of “Inspiring the Church to Engage Government for the Advance of God’s Kingdom.” It is largely through the influence of these pastors that church members will be identified to serve as “Ambassadors” to school districts, cities, and counties.
These pastors volunteer as team members to develop relationships with governing authorities, focusing on state legislators, and influence their churches to impact their communities by meeting needs and teaching their church members biblical truths about government and the important issues that impact our society. Over time, Pastoral Partners will help the Church Ambassador Network of Kansas fulfill the vision of “A Kansas where the Church influences society with biblical truth in every school district, city, county, and the three branches of Kansas state government.”
In order to fulfill our vision of reaching every governing authority in the state of Kansas, it will take many volunteers who embrace our mission, vision, statement of faith, and core principles. Each volunteer will also receive training in how to engage these governing authorities by sharing Scripture, sharing Jesus, Listening, and Praying.
School District Ambassadors
There are 309 school districts in Kansas serving close to 500,000 students. We eventually want to have one or more School District Ambassadors who are called to the ministry of being salt and light to those who govern school districts by serving on school boards.
There are 627 incorporated cities in Kansas and many more unincorporated communities. They range in size from Wichita, with a population of close to 400,000, to Freeport, which has a population of 5. We eventually want to have one or more City Ambassadors in all incorporated cities who desire to fulfil the roles of the church to their city government.
There are 105 counties in Kansas. The most populated county is Johnson County in the Kansas City metropolitan area with a population approaching 600,000. The least populated county is Greeley County with only 1,300 people located on the border with Colorado. We eventually want to have every county being served with one or more County Ambassadors who desire to fulfil the roles of the church to their county government.
Current CAN-KS State of Kansas Team:
Director, Pastor David Beauchamp
Pastor David Beauchamp serves as the Director of the Church Ambassador Network of Kansas. During the initial implementation phase he is serving as the first Pastoral Coordinator. He brings a wealth of experience and education into this role. He served in the military for over 30 years, 7 years in the Air Force as an Information Systems Officer, and then 23 years in the Army as a chaplain. He served as a chaplain around the world and had six combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before retiring as a Colonel in 2015. His civilian ministry experience includes being a senior pastor in Illinois prior to his chaplain experience and most recently serving as a pastor in Leavenworth, Kansas. David’s education includes a Master of Divinity from Texas, a Master of Science from University of Kansas, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the Army War College.
David lives with his wife, Deborah, of 38 years. They have two sons, two daughters, a son-in-law, two daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren. He enjoys life with Debbie and lives on a 51-acre farm in Kansas City, Kansas.
Executive Assistant, Deborah Beauchamp
Deborah Beauchamp serves as the Executive Assistant of the Church Ambassador Network of Kansas. Her experience as a military spouse serving around the world while raising four children and supporting David allowed her to understand the complexities of managing multiple tasks at the same time. She has worked in paid positions in education and in military ministry settings. She has been a popular speaker at women’s events as well as sharing messages with David. She currently is owner and manager of a Kansas Bed and Breakfast.
Deborah lives with the Director and therefore share two sons, two daughters, a son-in-law, two daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren. She enjoys life with David and lives on a 51-acre farm in Kansas City, Kansas.