Wayne joined the staff of Leavenworth First United Methodist Church on 1 May 2017 as Director of Operations.  He is a native of Leavenworth, KS and now returns to serve the community as part of his long-lived Christian faith.  Wayne spent 27 years with the U.S. Military.  Upon retirement, Wayne spent 6 years as a corporate executive.  Most recently, he supported a farm cooperative in standing-up their business.  Wayne is married to the former Helen Beauchle, and became a congregant of our church in 1981.  Wayne and Helen have three children pursuing their own careers across the nation: Michelle (Atlanta, GA), Sarah (Fredericksburg, VA) and Amanda (San Francisco, CA). They have one grandson by Sarah and her husband Jason Resnick.  Wayne is a graduate of Pittsburg State University (B.B.A. Finance), Webster University (M.A. Computer Resources and Information Management), Command and General Staff College School of Advanced Military Studies (M.S.S Strategic Studies), and the US Army War College.  His hobbies include landscaping, golf, classic muscle cars, woodworking, reading, and many other pastime activities.  Wayne looks forward to serving his lord, his family, and his Christian community in a way that gives back for what he has received from each throughout his life.

Wayne Parks

Director of Operations



First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth