City Director | Dioane, a native of Wichita, felt a call on his life to ministry at an early age. He currently pastors Mending Place a church that he founded in 2009. Mending Place is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural expression of his deep belief in the diversity the local church should display.
Pastor Gates graduated from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s in business.
As a bi-vocational urban leader, Pastor Gates worked for the Sedgwick Co Sheriff’s Office as a commissioned deputy from 2001-2018. He is a frequent speaker at training events for law enforcement officers/first responders, local businesses, and faith-based communities. Dioane is also a local business owner and member of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce.