Regional Vice President | Daren and Tina got to know each other as youth leaders of the Refinery Youth Group, a youth group combining high school age students from two of World Impact’s Wichita church plants. They began dating in January of 2003 and were married one year later.
Daren is the Executive Director of Ministry for World Impact’s Midwest Region. Tina works in member care and women’s ministry. Daren and Tina have two boys, Jackson (Sept. 2009) and Justus (Aug. 2012).
Director of Operations | Hayley Cheatham serves as the Regional Director of Operations for World Impact Midwest. A life-long Wichitan, Hayley previously worked in the legal field and became familiar with World Impact through volunteering with the Mobile Medical Clinic at her local church. Hayley enjoys the ability to use her gifts in administration and finance while honoring her passion for the urban poor.
Regional Director of Ministry | Ted Smith grew up in the inner-city of Baltimore, MD. Since giving his life to Christian service nearly three decades ago, he has served as a missionary to the Philippines and with churches in Oklahoma and Texas.
He currently serves as Regional Director of Ministry, overseeing ministry staff and ministry engagements throughout the Midwest Region. In addition, Ted is the Director of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) of Dallas facilitating classes and managing TUMI partnerships in the DFW area and beyond. He also teaches at Dallas Christian College.
Regional Administrative Assistant | Aubrey joined World Impact in June of 2017. She serves as Regional Administrative Assistant for the Midwest.
She enjoys hiking, bike-riding, playing guitar and spending time with friends and her husband of five years.
Iowa native, Aubrey has called Wichita, Kansas home for the last 11 years. She and Jake have two fluffy cats and live near downtown Wichita.
Property Manager | Paul brought his extensive knowledge of maintenance and carpentry to MSR in 2014 along with his wife, Audrey, a gifted artist and volunteer coordinator. Paul lives in Wichita and serves as the Property Manager for MSR as well as our Wichita campus.
They have two adult daughters, Andrea (married to Joe) and Alexa (a WSU student).
Hospitality Coordinator | Both Ron and Faith grew up in Hillsboro, Kansas and graduated from Tabor College. After teaching and working in the secular field for eight years, they felt called to full-time Christian service.
They began ministry with World Impact in Newark, New Jersey and served there for over thirty-eight years. They were involved in many facets of ministry: teaching Bible clubs, teaching in Newark Christian School, administrative work in the school, Church Planting, facilities supervisor, director of a men’s home.
They returned to Wichita, Kansas in December of 2016. In February, Ron began half-time work with Wichita World Impact, as Hospitality Supervisor. His responsibilities there are to oversee the calendar and reservations for ten apartments on the Wichita campus. He also oversees the setting up and cleaning of the apartments. These apartments are used by leadership of World Impact who come for meetings and conferences. Many other individuals reserve apartments when they are in Wichita for training, conferences, and other ministry related meetings.
The hospitality team’s mission is to treat each guest of the World Impact campus as if we are welcoming Christ Himself by providing warm and welcoming overnight and event accommodation and food services.