Archbishop Joseph F. NaumannArchdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann was ordained a priest in 1975. He served as the Archdiocesan Pro-Life Coordinator in St. Louis (1984-1995) and became the Bishop for the Archdiocese of Kansas City (2005). Archbishop Naumann is Chair of the Kansas Catholic Conference, and currently serves the USCCB as a member of the Administrative Committee, the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Religious Liberty Committee, and the Sub Committee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. He has been elected to serve as the next Chair of USCCB Pro-Life Committee. Archbishop Naumann also serves on the Board of National Committee for the Human Life Amendment and is the Co-Chair for the Religious Alliance Against Pornography.
Stephen MinnisBenedictine College President
A native of St. Joseph, MO, Mr. Minnis received his Bachelor’s degree from Benedictine College in 1982. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Washburn University in 1985 and Master’s of Business Administration degree in 1993 from Baker University. Mr. Minnis began his legal career in the county prosecutor’s office for Johnson County, Kansas. At Sprint Corporation, he held the position of director, state regulatory and general attorney for 14 years.
He served as president of the Benedictine College Alumni Association from 1991 to 1995 and joined the Benedictine College Board of Directors in 1992, serving until October 2004 when he became president of the college. Steve’s wife, Amy (Kohake), graduated from BC in 1984 and currently teaches in the Education Department at Benedictine College. The couple has three children, Matthew, Michael, and Molly.