Co-President: Ann Spangler, First United Methodist Church
Ann is retired from a career in early childhood education and is an active member at First Church where she is involved in the Justice Ministry Team and a regular volunteer for Jubilee Café. She sings in the Chancel Choir and plays handbells with the Celebration Ringers. Ann is married to David Spangler and is the mother of 2 children, stepmother of 2, grandmother of 2, and step-grandmother of 2.
Co-President: Caroline Lawson Dean, Plymouth Congregational Church
Rev. Caroline Lawson Dean has served at Plymouth for the past two and a half years. She is a graduate of The University of Richmond & Duke University's Divinity School. In her current role as Associate Pastor she focuses on faith formation and mission & service engagement. Caroline works with both adults and youth in the congregation. She also plays a regular role in the general ministry of the church including preaching & pastoral care. Rev. Dean grew up on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in Hampton, Virginia. The Deans appreciate any chance to get out in nature, and spending time with their large extended families (some of whom live in the Kansas City area). Caroline grew up in the Cooperative Baptist Church tradition but found her home in the United Church of Christ which resonates with her vocational call to work for social justice and the inclusion of all in church life. You can find Caroline journaling in coffee shops, leaving a local gym class, or taking various little creatures on long walks. Her current favorite hobby is eliciting giggles from a certain 1- and 4-year-old.
Co-Vice President: Brad Wall, Neighborhood Network
Brad Wall and his wife, Kelly, moved from Winfield to Lawrence after he retired from 38 years of teaching in 2018. He graduated from North Texas State University in 1976 with a B.A. in Political Science, and from Wichita State University in 1984 with a Masters in Educational Psychology. He was a Gifted Education facilitator for 11 years, having started the program in Dodge City and 16 other school districts in Southwest Kansas. He taught AP history in Winfield for 27 years, and was Teacher of the Year in 2000. Brad and Kelly have three children, Tristan, Kaitlyn, and Jess. They welcomed their first grandchild last year, baby Nora! They have worked with student exchange programs for 34 years, placing more than a hundred foreign students in homes throughout South Central Kansas. They also hosted 8 students for a year each during that time, and have traveled to many countries.
Co-Vice President: Pastor Kay Scarbrough, First United Methodist Church
Rev Kay is a graduate of Emory University’s Candler School of Theology (Atlanta). She has served churches in Topeka, Eskridge, Overland Park, Lenexa, and Manhattan. She also served as superintendent of the Topeka District, where she learned about justice ministry through Topeka JUMP. She appreciates the Wesleyan emphasis on both personal and social holiness. While Kay cheers for the Jayhawks, she is a Wildcat at heart.
Co-Treasurer: Randy Weinkauf, Immanuel Lutheran Church (Retired)
Pr. Randy Weinkauf served as Parish Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center, Lawrence from 2009-2019 when he retired. Prior to serving at Immanuel, Pr. Randy served as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Hilo, Hawaii (2003-2009); The Lutheran Church of Guam, Hagåtña, Guam (1997-2002); Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rolla, Missouri (1987-1997); and St. Peter Lutheran Church, Westgate, Iowa (1981-1987). He also served as mission coordinator/developer of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Independence, Iowa (1985-1987) and the Lutheran/Episcopal mission on Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (2001-2002). From 1988-1997, Pr. Randy served as a chaplain in the United States Naval Reserve. He has been a member of various Rotary clubs for over 20 years. He has been involved with Justice Matters since its very beginnings. Pr. Randy and his wife Nancy have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
Co-Treasurer: Cynthia Eubanks, Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church
Cynthia is married to Willone Eubanks and is a proud mother of 5, Grandmother of 7, and great-grandmother of 8. She owned and operated Win Construction, Inc. for the final 15 years of her 40-year career in construction. She's always been active in the Lawrence community- as a member of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, Bert Nash board member, and officer in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,Inc. She is the Church Administrator & Business Manager for Ninth Street MBC. Personal life’s theme – (from AKA Sorority, Inc.) Service to ALL mankind!
Co- Secretary: Margie Dyck, First Presbyterian Church
Margie Dyck is a "Midwest Farmer's Daughter", wife, and mother of two sons now in their 40's. She got involved with Justice Matters in 2018, to represent First Presbyterian Church. She is a retired Critical care Respiratory Therapist from the University of Kansas Hospital. She moved to Lawrence in 2017 and became an Extension Master Gardener in 2018. She has served on the Elder Care Steering Committee since the community voted it in 2021.
Co- Secretary: Wanda Haney, Neighborhood Network
Wanda is a retired elementary music teacher, and has lived in Lawrence for 47 years. She is an active member of Grace Presbyterian Church where she is involved in children’s ministry, and serves as the Angel Tree coordinator. (Angel Tree is a ministry of Prison Fellowship serving children and families of incarcerated parents.) She has been involved in Justice Matters since 2020. Wanda and her husband Steve have three children and four grandchildren.
At-Large Member: Bob Day, OREAD Friends
Robert Morgan Day was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He has a BA and MED from the University of Washington. He earned his PhD from Vanderbilt University in 1981. Bob served as Program Director at Parsons State Hospital from 1981 to 1989, Director of the Kansas Neurological Institute from 1989 to 2000, Kansas Medicaid Director from 2000 2003, and Director of Kansas Health Policy Authority from 2003 to 2006. He is now enjoying retirement. As a Quaker, he believes he has an obligation to strive to create a society that allows all people to live a life of dignity and well-being.
At-Large Member: Hamideh Gerami, Islamic Center of Lawrence
Hamideh was born in Southeast Iran. She obtained her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in Tehran, before following her husband Hossein Gerami to the U.S. in 1997. She has been a board member of Lawrence Interfaith Connection and Justice Matters since their initiations. She is a mom of 3 children, a part-time employee of Raintree Montessori School, and a part-time graduate student at the Center of Global and International Studies at the KU.
At-Large Member: Pastor Ted Mosher, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Rev. Ted Mosher serves as the pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Prior to being called to Good Shepherd, he worked more than 20 years in the medical malpractice insurance industry, before attending and graduating from Wartburg Theological Seminary. Good Shepherd and Pastor Ted have been involved with Justice Matters since its beginnings. He has served on a wide variety of Justice Matters issue teams, committees, and positions, including as a past co-president. Pastor Ted and his wife, Kim, have two grown daughters.
Lead Organizer: Emily Fetsch ([email protected])
Associate Organizer: Adriana Flores ([email protected])