The Center of Wichita Board of Directors holds open meetings that our community is welcome to attend. Our regular meeting is scheduled for the first Wednesday of the Month at 6p. Please check our event calendar for possible rescheduling of these meetings.
Angie Bateson, Chair
Through her work with WOOLF Ms Bateson has been connected to the LGBTQ community for several years as a vocal ally. She works with both The Center of Wichita and Wichita Pride and assists with the Get Connected youth group.
Brent Kennedy, Vice-Chair
Brent has been actively involved in the Wichita LGBTQ community since the late 90s. He has served as the Events Director and President of Wichita Pride as well as previously volunteering for Positive Directions. Along with his work at The Center he is also a leader of The Wichita Two-Spirit Society. He assists The Center with the Get Connected youth group, outreach, education, social media, and anti-defamation.
Nolin Christensen, Treasurer
Mr. Christensen has been involved in the Wichita LGBTQ community since the late 80s. As owner of Christensen Financial Service, a tax preparation firm, he also has strong ties to the Wichita business community. Mr. Christensen has served on several community boards, past positions include President of WOOLF and Treasurer for MCC (now Table of Hope). He is also Member-At-Large for the Kansas Chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals.
Gary fulfills his official duties with meticulous and efficient record-keeping. However his ready knowledge of current events has proven truly invaluable to the organization.
Ivy Mortensen, Youth Rep
Ivy’s university studies have meshed nicely with her involvement in the LGBTQ community. Having been with our Get Connected youth group, originally as a member and now as its representative, she brings powerful energy and intelligence to The Center’s Board.
Morgan is the sponsor of our Kids Connect parent and children group. She is also a sponsor of our teen youth group Get Connected. She is interested in parental support for gender-creative children and LGBTQA teens.
Thomas Witt, Member-At-Large
Thomas Witt is the Executive Director of Equality KS, which works to secure equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans Kansans. Beyond his role as Executive Dir, and lobbyist at the Kansas State Capital, he is proud to serve on the boards of the Kansas National Organization for Women and Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project (K-STEP).