Directors & Officers

  • MICHAEL LEYTEM

    Michael seeks to create an inclusive, safe, positive, secular community for atheists who may otherwise feel isolated and alone.

    POSITION: Treasurer

  • MELISSA LEYTEM

    Melissa is very passionate about changing the negative perceptions of atheists. It’s important to her that other nonbelievers know that they are not alone. She is a big supporter of the separation of church and state. She really cares about people and tries to do what she can to help her community.

    POSITION: Vice President

  • JOSHUA HYDE

    Joshua has exchanged his single label of “Christian” for multiple, nuanced identifiers—feminist, skeptic, secularist, activist, ally, and many others—as he fulfills his role as president of the Kansas City Atheist Coalition.

    POSITION: President

    EMAIL: JOSHUA.HYDE@KCATHEISTS.ORG

  • JOSHUA STEWART

    Connecting and sharing with other non-believers is truly one of Joshua’s greatest joys. His deconversion process was fraught with abandonment, divorce, and mental health struggles. This adversity is why Josh is vocally outspoken against the religious practices of indoctrination, abuse, and control that continue to hurt young people.

    POSITION: Activism Director

    EMAIL: JOSHUA.STEWART@KCATHEISTS.ORG

  • DENISE DECKER

    Giving back to our community is important, and after meeting many KCAC members who volunteer on an individual basis, Denise wanted to help plan activities for our group to do together.

    POSITION: Philanthropy Director

    EMAIL: DENISE.DECKER@KCATHEISTS.ORG

  • DAVID BROWN

    As a technical and science minded individual, Dave doesn’t mind religious people or practices until they start to influence government or educational policy or prevent people from learning about the real world around them.

    POSITION: Secretary

    EMAIL: DAVID.BROWN@KCATHEISTS.ORG

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