YMIM becomes MLI
Youth Ministry Institute Midwest is growing and diversifying! Beginning on July 1, 2019, we’ll begin operations as “Ministry Leadership Initiative Inc.” (MLI), and we’ll co-brand as “Youth Ministry Institute Midwest” (YMIM). Our board, which remains the same group of local professionals, will transition from operating under the non-profit umbrella of our sister organization into our own stand-alone 501c(3) non-profit based in Prairie Village, Kansas. The switch is as simple as transferring our funds to a new bank account and changing our legal name.
We’ll continue working with our primary partner, YMI, so we’ll co-brand as “MLI – YMIM,” embracing this ministry strength and new direction. YMI is a vital and important partner, and we appreciate its help in founding our organization nearly six years ago.
The YMIM board voted on May 28, 2019, to transfer all assets to MLI at the end of June 2019. At the conclusion of the meeting, the YMIM board became the MLI board. BAM! It was an amazing transition.
Our Tax ID is changing to 82-4308014. Gifts and client payments sent before or after July 1, 2019, will end up in the same account to support expanded ministry in an effort to share the love and grace of Jesus Christ in new ways. Checks can continue to be written to Youth Ministry Institute Midwest, or to our new legal name, Ministry Leadership Initiative Inc. Our address and contact information is the same, and we’ll soon unveil a new website (stayed tuned!).
Our board values the relationships we have with our supportive community, partners, and clients, and we look forward to our shared future together.
MLI board members include, from left to right:
Matt Vaughan, Chris Andersen, Kris Kvam, Sara Aitken, Rick Walter, Sally Wright, Mark Webb, Tony Liu, Desiree’ Reinke, Matt Dumler, Cindy Parks, Zach Walker, and Thomas McIntyre.
Ministry Leadership Institute Inc. Board of Directors, May 2019