Meet our team! We’re men and women who are driven by our desire to share the love of God through our words, our actions and service to those around us.

We’re here to help! Contact anyone on our staff:
(316) 687-4673 | info@urmwichita.org

David Hodge

Chief Executive Officer

David Hodge was named Union Rescue Mission’s new CEO in April 2024. After a career in corporate banking and change agent roles, he joined the nonprofit as the Chief Financial Officer in August of 2021. His past work assignments involved corporate banking, finance and accounting, marketing/business development, strategic planning, board and regulatory agency responsibility, and community relations roles in several markets and in multiple states. David has served in executive leadership positions in several banks, a church, a hospitality business, and a seminary. This background prepared him for what the Lord had in mind next at URM.

David and his wife, Jill, have been married 40 years and have been Kansas residents for 26 years. They have two children and three grandchildren who all live in Wichita. David and Jill are active members of Immanuel Baptist Church. They enjoy family time together and traveling. When David has a minute, he loves to explore much of the beauty of our country on a motorcycle.

Joe Schroeder

Chief Operating Officer

Joe Schroeder was named Union Rescue Mission’s new COO in April 2024. He joined the organization as Director of Operations in December of 2021 after serving as a Law Enforcement Officer for 34 years. He served over 28 years with the Wichita Police Department where Joe retired as a Lieutenant and then went on to serve four and a half years as a Captain/Deputy Police Chief for the Andover Police Department. In addition to Law Enforcement, Joe retired from the Kansas Air National Guard as a Chief Master Sergeant (E9). There he served three tours overseas in various locations in the Middle East. Over the years, Joe served in several jobs in the Air National Guard including as an Aircraft Mechanic, Security Forces Specialist/Superintendent, and as a Command and Control Battle Management Specialist. He retired as the Superintendent of the 184th Regional Support Group at McConnell AFB in 2018.

In addition to his work at the URM, Joe helps veterans through the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. He serves in a local post and provides support as a VFW Rider by escorting our fallen, paying military honors and supporting the families of fallen veterans. He is also an active member at NewSpring Church.

Joe and his wife, Lisa, have been married 36 years, and have two adult children and two grandchildren.

Board of Directors


Chairman

Kurt Yowell

Past Chairman

Dave Zavala

David Edleston

Bobby Seacat

Vance Garwood

Treasurer

Vance Garwood

Secretary

Bobby Seacat

Directors

Luke Nath (Vice Chair)

David Perkins

Dave VanderGriend

Tharen Spahr

Joe Dessenberger

Steve Church