Founder and Director
Chuck has served in urban ministry for more than 22 years.
I began serving in urban ministry in 1999. Within a five-year period, we planted a church (Servant Community Church) and founded a Christian non-profit organization (The Urban Scholastic Center). I was always working, rarely took breaks, and I became increasingly frustrated with ministry. I was worn out emotionally, mentally, and physically. Our board of directors urged me to take a sabbatical.
During this extended break, I realized that we had only taken 12 days of family vacation in 14 years. I was broken and ashamed. I received counseling, began to set boundaries, and eventually got a life-coach.
God not only made it clear that I was not to return to that way of living, but he also put it on my heart to not allow these same things to happen to other urban ministry leaders.
In 2018 I began meeting with and caring for urban pastors and ministry leaders in Kansas City. My primary goal was to make time to sit and listen to them. Because I had experienced many of the things that these urban ministry leaders were going through, they opened up and shared their hearts. Many of them were (and are) carrying burdens that are wearing them out. We have connected several of these ministry leaders and their spouses to coaches and counselors to help with their mental and emotional health. We've also made it possible for some of their families to take much-needed breaks.
After more than a year of serving these men and women, the Lord made it clear that I was to devote even more time to caring for urban ministry leaders. I Am My Brother's Keeper was established as a non-profit corporation in 2019.
Please join us as we care for urban ministry leaders and their spouses so that they can properly care for others.
Chuck and Tricia's family