The Kansas City Fellows (KCF) program is a nine-month Christian leadership program designed to help recent college graduates explore the intersection of Faith, Work, and Community.
With a goal of laying a firm foundation, this leadership program equips Fellows to have a faithful presence for Christ in their community and world.
The Kansas City Fellow’s are part of The Fellow’s Initiative (TFI), a national organization. The following video explains what the Fellow’s programs are all about.
We kicked off our very first Round Table dinner with a passage from Jeremiah 29. Rather than going to the oft quoted (and oft misquoted) verse 11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” we went a few verses back to God’s promise to His people who are in exile. God speaks of great restoration, but in the meantime gives a commandment: “Seek the welfare of the city where you have been sent, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Our program is unique because we live together…
At the Kansas City Fellows we emphasize four key areas into which Fellows learn to integrate their faith into: Live, Learn, Work and Serve. The serve component in particular is multi-faceted. At the KC Fellows we teach that all people should work for the common good of the city and neighborhood they live in. So the Fellows not only serve with a local non-profit, but they live in a community that has historically been a racial and economic dividing line in our city. They daily have the opportunity to work for the common good of a community that has not…
Today's experienced leaders training leaders of tomorrow.
Kevin and Carol Rauckman
Executive Directors / Founders
Kevin recently retired as CFO and Treasurer at Garmin after a 16-year career there. His primary accomplishments at Garmin included an IPO, serving during a period of high growth, working with analysts and shareholders on Wall Street, building a global finance team, and managing a treasury function with billions in assets.
Carol has a 30-year nursing career with the majority of her experience as a Medical Case Manager and Certified Life Care Planner. Over the past five years, Carol has volunteered with Heart-to-Heart International, organizing trips distributing medical supplies to Eastern Europe, and with Cristo Rey High School, an inner-city Kansas City school.
Kris began serving at Christ Community in January 2011. He has 20+ years of youth ministry experience in a variety of locations and contexts all over the world but now calls Kansas City home (but that doesn’t make him a Chiefs fan).
He has been married to Heather for 23 years and has two daughters: Emma and Grace. Kris completed his MA in Youth and Family Ministry at Denver Seminary in 1996 and completed his Doctor of Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA in 2014 where he studied the impact of materialism on the identity and spiritual formation of adolescents and the transition young people make from college into emerging adulthood.
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Take a look at the companies currently offering fellowships.
in Kansas City
Take a look at some of the industry-leading companies that have offered
internships to our fellows in the past.
- Bardavon Health Innovations
- Convergence Design
- Heart to Heart International
- JE Dunn Construction
- Suneisis Advisors
Here is a look at a few more of the companies based in the Kansas City area.
- AMC Entertainment
- American Century
- Burns & McDonnell
- DST Systems
- H&R Block
- Kauffman Foundation
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- VML Advertising Agency
Members of the Kansas City Fellows program will have the opportunity to experience life as God designed it by giving themselves away through the local church.
Fellows will be assigned service projects in conjunction with Christ Community Church, including opportunities to serve across the five-campus Christ Community ministry as well as engaging in service opportunities within the local community.
The program will seek to place individual Fellows in areas of service aligned with their personal gifts, in addition to providing group service opportunities designed to strengthen the bond between Fellows that comes from living out shared faith in an authentic fashion.
Tuition for the Kansas City Fellows program is $4,000, plus $500/month for housing. Tuition covers all expenses related to coursework, study materials, retreats, conferences, and program administration. There is no fee to apply for the program.
Kansas City Fellows applicants should meet the following criteria:
Follower of Christ
High integrity and Christian character
with leading GPA
Responsible student with
High Potential for leadership
in vocational field
Humble and teachable
Desire to excel and make a difference in life