We hope you are having a great start to the school year!
Here in Branson, we are getting ready to hit the road to interview summer staff and see Kamp Families. Speaking of Kamp families, we excited to welcome former EP Energy executive John Jensen as our new Chief Business Officer.
“We want every person involved in Kanakuk ministries to be known for humility and excellence. John Jensen brings professional skills learned through decades of experience, coupled with a sacrificial perspective,” said Joe White. “Having leaders like John on our team helps us model servant leadership to our extended Kanakuk family, ultimately fulfilling our mission to develop dynamic Christian leaders.”
Jensen’s vision aligns with Kanakuk’s as he and his wife Cathy have dedicated the past two decades to investing in the lives of youth and families through outreach and leadership within their local churches.
“Faith has long been the foundation of my efforts, but now I am able to use the business skills I have gained over the years to further Kanakuk’s mission to develop faith in others,” said Jensen. “I feel my entire professional journey had prepared me for this, and I look forward to serving alongside such likeminded individuals.
Jensen earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, not far from the small farming town where he and his wife Cathy grew up. Cathy earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology from Colorado State University and a Masters in Religious Education from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary.
Before joining our leadership team, Jensen served in a various roles in the upstream and midstream energy business including engineering, finance, strategy, government affairs, business development and planning at EP Energy, El Paso Corporation and Conoco. His most recent role was Executive Vice President of Operations for EP Energy, a multi-billion dollar oil and gas company headquartered in Houston, Texas.