Interim President

The office of Interim MPE Board President is being filled by Robert and Jennifer Simmons.

Robert Simmons and family

Interim Vice President

The office of MPE Interim Vice President is being filled by Herb and Jenny Albertson.

Herb and Jenny Albertson with their family

Herb and Jenny have been homeschooling their children since 1999 (24 years). Four of their six children have graduated already (their fifth in May 2024). They became members of MPE in 2010 before they moved up to KC in 2013. Wanting to serve their homeschool community, they quickly made connections and started volunteering on the conference committee helping with youth volunteers. They became MPE board members several years later.

Herb is Troop Master for MPE’s Trail Life Troop and MPE’s graduation director. Jenny helps with Mentoring Moms and is a member of the Women’s Encouragement Day committee to organize the day’s giveaways. Also, she has helped with MPE’s Used Curriculum Sale and is helping with MPE’s Silent Auction. 

Herb has been the Bursar at MidAmerica Nazarene University since 2010 and is helping students navigate paying for a private Christian university education. Since 2016, Jenny has been driving a school bus for Olathe schools. As a family, they love to volunteer/serve in many roles at church from nursery, children, youth, media and greeting/hospitality. 

Herb and Jenny have volunteered at the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts and at MNU’s Bell Performing Arts Center as ushers for Fine Arts events. As a family, they love playing disc golf and board games together. 

Immediate Past President

Chad Womble is the Immediate Past President of MPE.

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Chad Womble and family

As Chad wrote in a November 2023 email:

“Please pray for all the MPE leadership regularly, but especially these men and their families [Interim President & Vice President]. The task that they have undertaken is no small thing and they deserve our support. 

Also, please be in prayer and consideration for new leaders to join the MPE team. MPE desperately needs additional team members to serve in volunteer roles on the Conference Committee and on the Board. 

MPE is God’s organization, and He can lead the right people to serve in His organization. Please pray that He will do so. 

I cannot express to you the joy and satisfaction that serving with MPE has brought to me over the last 20+ years. And although that season of life is drawing to a close for me, I still have a passion for MPE and the ministry that God has given to us. I am praying that God will lead some young leaders into our midst to carry this ministry into the future. 

I love you all. Thank you for allowing me to serve alongside you for all these years.”

Please join us in praying for the Simmons and Albertson families as they serve in these leadership roles at the helm of our organization!