ABOUT US

The Father’s Club is a dad-led, grass roots effort promoting intentionally around dads’ relationships and time spent with their families, with each other and within the community.

The hope is that such intention will help empower parents to be a catalyst for change in the areas of mental health, teen suicide, substance abuse, technology addiction, self-worth, anxiety and stronger families.

Mission Statement

The Father’s Club is a dad-led, grassroots effort creating simple ways for dads to be intentional with their KIDS, with other DADS and within their COMMUNITY.  With resolve, humility, and love, our mission is to be a catalyst for positive influence around the world.

Core Values

The Father’s Club recruits its leadership with those who identify personally with our culture.  Finding dads who fit is one of the most important components of creating a compelling culture that lasts.  The Father’s Club culture isn’t just lived by its leaders, we want all who come in contact with us to experience our servant leadership culture.  Our process focuses on our core values:

  • Others First – We put others first to serve our families and the community.  We act with humility and count others more significant than ourselves.
  • Personal Excellence – Whatever we do, we do it with excellence.  We desire to excel, in speech, in knowledge, in actions, and in love.
  • Integrity – We are commanded to live a life of the highest honor and integrity.  We desire a character that brings goodness to all we come in contact with.
  • Work Together – We are one body with many members.  We are joined and held together by every member.  We love one another with friendly affection and strive to outdo one another in showing honor.
  • Accountability – We strive to be truthful and trustworthy.  We allow ourselves to be held accountable by other men so when challenges come in our lives, it helps us to accept responsibility and press ahead with a renewed purpose.
  • Lead Courageously – We strive to be strong, courageous and to get involved.  We are not afraid or discouraged when we have the body of men to support us.

Stances on Political and/or Cultural Wars

The Father’s Club desires to ensure that we are loving and impactful in our communities.  We want to help kids, dads, and communities be everything that they can be.  It is a much higher calling than any political or cultural war that’s being waged.

The Father’s Club is about fathers making a difference.  We are fathers and we are supportive of fatherhood.  We have the desire to do anything we can to strengthen families and we are committed to it.

The Father’s Club is open to partnering with organizations that are impactful and authentic.  Partnering with any organization will be the determination of the Board of Directors and/or the Executive Committee.

How Do We Measure Success?

We measure community and social impact, which is a positive change that addresses a social challenge, like mental health, suicide, substance abuse, technology addiction, and building stronger families.  To do this, we attempt to answer the following questions:

  • Who are we seeking to influence or benefit (target population)?
  • What benefits are we seeking to achieve (results)?
  • When we achieve them (time period)?
  • How we and others make this happen (activities, strategies, resources, etc.)?
  • Where and under what circumstances we do our work (context)?
  • Why do we believe our theory will bear out (assumptions)?

Tangible Numbers:

  • Number of Father’s Club chapters
  • Increased capacity (number of fathers) of Father’s Club chapters

MEET THE TEAM

Father’s Club is made up of volunteers. Real dads making a real difference.

Brad Holdhusen

Brad Holdhusen

Chief Executive Officer

Brad, his wife Kristin and their 4 kids Sam, Jake, Max and Lauren live in Leawood, KS. Brad‘s pursuit of intentional fatherhood coupled with his passion and love for the Blue Valley community drive his desire to be a positive catalyst for change.

Vince Stephens

Vince Stephens

President

Married to Veronica for 33 years. Four sons including Dorian who is a 16-year-old junior at Blue Valley High School. President of Axiom Construction Group.

Randy Bratton

Randy Bratton

Director of Campus Growth and Development

Randy and his wife Marlo live in Leawood, Kansas and have been married for 20 years. They have a son and two daughters, and both girls attended Blue Valley High School. Randy is a Relationship Manager with Prevail Innovative Wealth Strategies.

Kevin Easterday

Kevin Easterday

Treasurer

Kevin and his wife Laura live in Overland Park and have been married for over 24 years. They have two children who both attended Blue Valley Southwest High School. Kevin has worked in the Capital Market Group at Country Club Bank for over 24 years. He volunteers at his church, enjoys running, playing pickleball, tennis and LOVES to promote the Father’s Club.

Tom Herzog

Tom Herzog

Board Member

I am a son, brother, husband, dad, uncle, friend and cause-connected advocate. I’m a work in progress, proudly a misfit, passionate to be all who I’m created to be. And I’m grateful to be married to Mindy, being a Dad to Nick and Marissa and an ally to many.

John Hinman

John Hinman

Board Member

John is married to Stefanie and is the proud father of four kids (Taylor, JD, Molly, and Luke). He is passionate about F3Nation/F3 Kansas City, Serving Well, coming along side other men, and making a positive impact on his community.

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson

Board Member

Jeff leads by example, putting others first to serve our families and communities. He believes in the goodness of character and desires it for everyone he comes in contact with. Jeff lives in Overland Park, Kansas and is married to his wife Mindy, along with two “men-in-training”, Luke and Noah.

Darrin Wolff

Darrin Wolff

Board Member

Darrin and his wife Lisa have been married for 24 years. They have 2 children Abby and Jake both of whom attended Blue Valley Schools. Darrin strives to be friend to many; an advocate for high school kids and mental health and for Dad’s being Dad’s.

Michael Hildebrand

Michael Hildebrand

Director of Social Media

Todd Milner

Todd Milner

Director of Campus Development
Mike Rothwell

Mike Rothwell

Board Member
David Strickland

David Strickland

Executive Committee
Tyler Lopez

Tyler Lopez

Board Member
Tondo Waldron

Tondo Waldron

Director of Marketing
Allen Terrell

Allen Terrell

Board Member

WHO WE ARE

Ultimately, we want a dad-led and community focused group to be intentional about sharing with other dads, loving kids, and nurturing character development.

We believe that our involvement can help promote change in areas like addiction, suicide, bullying, substance abuse, and anxiety.

What do you think? We would love to hear your ideas and for you to show up and be part of our efforts.

Involvement
The Father’s Club promotes involvement among fathers at all schools.

Dads
We are dads just like you who are connecting to make a difference and providing opportunities to support our kids, our families and our community.

Approaches
We use many different approaches like social media, showing up to school functions, partnering with student-led organizations and promoting community events.