2019 Elections Begin Today!

If you are up-to-date on your membership, you will be receiving a notification of your ability to participate in this year’s officer elections. Elections will be open starting today through 11:59 PM on October 16.

Please be aware that there is an issue with our election provider’s (BallotBin’s) SSL certificate. If you are using a browser like Chrome, you will be prompted with a warning, but you can navigate past these by clicking the “Advanced” button:

…and then selecting “Proceed to ballotbin.com”:

We will be evaluating our usage of this system for future elections.

If you feel you should have received a notification about the election and have not by the end of today, please message us at our Facebook page or contact us at contact@kcatheists.org.

Nomination Announcement: Jordan McKinney for President

Jordan McKinney has been nominated for election as president. He describes himself below:

Jordan McKinney was born in Lindsborg, Kansas. As a youth, he delighted in learning about paleontology and other sciences. Meeting Robert T. Bakker at a young age was a highlight. He earned a Bachelor degree in Religious Studies from the University of Kansas. While primarily focused on East Asian contemporary Buddhist developments, Jordan studied biblical texts and the Dead Sea Scrolls under the then-controversial atheist professor Dr. Paul Mirecki (Mirecki served as a direct assistant for Dr. John Strugnell, a lead researcher on the Dead Sea Scrolls project). 

After completing fieldwork in Taiwan at the Fo Guang Shan monastery, Jordan transitioned from “questioning skeptic” to “agnostic atheist”, supported by his wife, Mandy, and numerous friends from the KC secular community. In 2015, he was awarded a Doniphan Fellowship for successful completion of the Doniphan Leadership Institute. He has performed leadership work with multiple secular groups in Kansas City, as well as leadership work for multiple progressive, female-led political campaigns. At present, he serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors of Kansas City Atheist Coalition. Jordan currently resides in Liberty, MO with his wife, daughter Olivia, two dogs, and two fish.

He says:

“It’s my goal to serve Kansas City by making this a place where nonbelievers, skeptics, and atheists can be known as such without stigma. I’m a firm believer in the separation of church and state and I have a strong appreciation for the years of dedicated work by KCAC to carve out space for atheists to be recognized in the positive manner they deserve. I also believe very strongly in the work the entire secular community of KC has done to welcome and support the LGBTQIA community. My leadership style is empowerment of all my constituents through a servant approach. If elected President of KCAC, it will be my job to clear the way for the leaders and membership of KCAC to be amazing and do their best work.”

If you would like to submit a nomination, please refer to the details for how to do so here.

Seeking Nominations for 2019 Elections

It’s that time of the year again! We’re looking for nominations for anyone who would like to fill any of our current officer positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

If you would like to nominate yourself or nominate another person, please either message us via our Facebook page or by email at contact@kcatheists.org with the name and, if applicable, contact information of the other person you are nominating.

Come October, we’ll be using BallotBin to send out notifications to all dues-paying members to participate in this year’s elections. See you then!

Announcing New Facebook Group

We are happy to announce that we are creating a space for KC atheists to socialize and connect via Facebook. This option is limited to dues-paying members and all participants are bound by the rules as described here:


When you join the group, you will be asked two questions: what email address is associated with your membership (which is the address at which you are receiving this email address) and to confirm that you have read and agree to abide by our rules.

We have sent out emails to all of our members who are up on their dues. If you have not received your invitation to the group and feel that you should have received one, please feel free to contact us either via email at contact@kcatheists.org or via our Facebook page.

May Freethinking Friends

We just wanted to highlight that May’s “Freethinking Friends” event will be a bit different from our others: because this month’s 28th falls so close to Memorial Day, we invite everyone to join us at Darrel Ray’s for a cookout among friends. You can check out the event page for more details.

Hope to see you there!

2018: A Year in Review

We’ve had a fantastic year in 2018, and it’s all thanks to you – your volunteering, your smiles, and your thoughtful dialogues are all what made this a great year. We’ve put together a small collection of some of our favorite memories from this year:

Atheists Answer Questions Outside Lee Strobel Event

A local Kansas City church, as part of a broader apologetics program, hosted popular apologist Lee Strobel. We decided to head over and make ourselves available to anyone who might have questions, and we got a number of people curious about what it means to be an atheist (and a few looking out for a hug or two)!