City Union Mission is uniquely blessed to maintain strong, God-serving leadership teams. Get to know those who strive daily to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual lives of Kansas City’s poor and homeless.

Board Of Directors


4th Row: Jim Ewan, Kerry Classen, Mike Beehler

3rd Row: David Langford, Cedar Robinson, Mark Sewalson, Paul Johnson

2nd Row: Keith Rogers, Lisa Cambridge, Sheri Blauwiekel, Ken Riedemann

1st Row: Maceo Gray, Pat Shelley, Jack Austin, Dan Doty

Senior Leadership

Dan Doty is the Executive Director/CEO of City Union Mission. He has served in this position since 1992. He initially came on as a staff member in 1978. Dan gives the overall direction for the ministry and serves under a godly Board of Directors. He has served on the board of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, and also currently serves on the board of the Kansas City Downtown Rotary Club 13 and Tri-County Ambulance in Plattsburg, MO.

Dennis Chapman is the Chief Development Officer at City Union Mission. Dennis spent 28 years in the field of education prior to joining City Union Mission to direct the Development Department in 2001. During his years of administrating Christian schools, he was continually involved in fund development, which made it a natural fit for his responsibilities at the Mission. With increased demand for services between 2008 and the present day, Dennis has overseen the annual fundraising needs and the annual budgets to provide food and shelter to Kansas City’s poor and homeless.

Robert Strong is the Chief Program Officer at City Union Mission. He is serving the Lord at Dynamic Life Baptist Ministries as the pastor of the Discipleship ministry and serving his community through City Union Mission. In 1998 Robert began his employment at City Union Mission working at the Family Center as a Shelter Manager. In 2000 he was promoted to the position of Emergency Shelter Administrator, overseeing the services and daily operations of the shelter, and in 2006 he was promoted to Director of Programs. In September of 2010 Robert became Chief Program Officer, replacing Lorraine Minor upon her retirement.

Jon Capp is the Chief Operations Officer of City Union Mission, and is involved in local church administration. Jon has 28 years of business management experience, including more than 17 years of service for City Union Mission. Jon previously served the Mission in the Business Office, Shelter Management and Director of Men’s Ministries. He has served 10 years as COO. In this position he oversees the Mission’s Food Warehouse, Food Service, Transportation, Facilities and Maintenance, and Information Services departments, as well as retail sales in the Mission’s Second Chance Thrift Stores.

Linda Vochatzer is the Chief Financial Officer at City Union Mission. With 30 years at the Mission under her belt, Linda has worked in the mailroom, the business office, as secretary to Reverend Vanderberg, and as manager of the Business Office. She also operated the switchboard for radio programs, scheduled the pastors who participated in the radio program, cooked meals for the Board of Directors meetings, attended board meetings and compiled their minutes. For the past 19 years she has been the CFO.