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Job and Career Transition Groups in Kansas & Missouri

Use these links to skip down to job clubs in your area:

Kansas                                                    Missouri

Lawrence                                                Belton

Leawood                                                 Blue Springs

Lenexa                                                    Kansas City

Mission                                                    Lee's Summit

Olathe                                                     Liberty   

Overland Park                                         Raytown

Prairie Village

Shawnee

Other Job Search Help and Advice 

This list originally found on: http://www.kclibrary.org/business-career/job-and-career-transition-groups

List compliments of Community Career Services, Johnson County Community College. 
To obtain an updated list of area job clubs, please visit their website.

Missouri

Belton

CASS COUNTY JOB NETWORK • Employment Transition Support Group

Location

St. Sabina Catholic Church • 700 Trevis Avenue • Belton, Missouri • Conference Room

Contacts

Larry Spencer • lspencer724@kc.rr.com 
Becky Fenske • jobs@stsabinaparish.org • 812.331.4713

Date/Time

Monday evenings • 7:00– 8:30 pm

Mission

Provides support and networking to anyone seeking employment.

 

Blue Springs

ST. JOHN LALANDE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Location

805 NW R.D. Mize Road • Blue Springs, Missouri • LaLande Room

Contacts

Rose Scanlon • j-scanlon@sbcglobal.net

Date/Time

Wednesday mornings • 9:00–11:00am

Mission

Provides moral support and help with 30-second commercials, resume development and interviewing skills.

 

Kansas City

CENTER FOR SPIRIT AT WORK • Career Transitions Group

Location

Kauffman Foundation • 4801 Rockhill Road • Kansas City, Missouri •www.centerforspiritatwork.org

Contacts

Patrick Hosty • 816.268.1078 
Cory Unrein • info@centerforspiritatwork.org

Date/Time

LAST Monday evening • 6:30–8:00pm • LAST Monday may fall on the 4th OR 5th week of any given month

Mission

Supports persons out of work, underutilized, considering a job transition or seeking a new direction.

 

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception • Career Transitions Group

Location

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception • 416 W. 12th St.Kansas City, Missouri

Contacts

Contact Info: 816-842-0416, ext. 127 

Date/Time

LAST Monday evening • 6:30–8:00pm • LAST Monday may fall on the 4th OR 5th week of any given month

Mission

A support group for persons newly out of work or considering a job transition. Meetings are open to everyone in the O'Hara Room.

 

COLONIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Location

9500 Wornall Road • Kansas City, Missouri • Room 302 (Sanctuary entrance)

Contacts

Fred Schinkel • 913.385.5000 • fschinkel@tphj.com • Dave Watts • 913.780.1429 • dvw5523@yahoo.com

Date/Time

Thursday evenings • 7:00–9:30pm

Mission

Provides support to individuals who are in a job transition or think they might be.

 

ST. ELIZABETH CATHOLIC CHURCH

Location

2 East 75th Street • Kansas City, Missouri • Seton Hall • Off-street parking behind church (75th & Main) • www.stekc.org

Contacts

Doug Kinney • daventis@everestkc.net • LinkedIn Group: St. Elizabeth Job Club

Date/Time

Third Thursday evening • 7:00-9:00pm

Mission

Provides job seekers with formal networking opportunities, resource awareness, tips and techniques and experience sharing.

 

Lee’s Summit

LEE'S SUMMIT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • ForwardBound Job Club

Location

114 SE Douglas • Lee's Summit Missouri • Room 118 • Parking is on the corner of 2nd and Main.

Contacts

Bob Carpenter • robert.carpenter15@yahoo.com

Date/Time

Tuesday evenings • 6:30– 8:30pm

Mission

Provides a forum for job seekers to expand their network, as well as improve their job hunting skills.

WOODS CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST • Crossroads Career Network

Location

4725 NE Lakewood Way • Lee's Summit, Missouri • Room 301 •www.crossroadscareer.org

CONTACT

David Templeman • david.templeman@gmail.com • 913.220.8326

Date/Time

Wednesday evenings • 6:30–7:30pm

Mission

Assists people with career transitions by through networking, knowledge and faith.

 

Liberty

PLEASANT VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH • Career Connection KC Northland

Location

1600 N. 291 Highway (I-35 & 291) • Liberty, Missouri • Room 212

Contacts

Sharon Jones • sharon@pleasantvalley.org • 816.781.5959

Date/Time

Schedule TBA

Mission

Helps people obtain employment through programs that promote networking, training, motivation and biblical inspiration.

 

WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE • North Star Job Club

Location

William Jewell College • 500 College Hill • Liberty, Missouri • Gano Assembly • Gano Assembly meeting room • Gano Chapel

Contacts

Cole Wrisinger • 816.522.2703 • wrisingerw@william.jewell.edu 
Debbie Scarfino • scarfinod@wiiliam.jewell.edu

Date/Time

First and third Monday evenings • 6:30– 8:30pm

Mission

Provides support and opportunity to those in career transition and placement.

 

Raytown

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF RAYTOWN • Job-Links Networking Group

Location

10500 East 350 Hwy. • Raytown, Missouri • Fellowship Hall

Contacts

Glenda Hammond • glenda.hammond@kcpl.com

Date/Time

Second Monday evening • 7:00pm

Mission

Provides support to individuals seeking employment.

 

Kansas

Lawrence

ST. MARGARET'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH • Career Connections: 7 O'clock Job Club

Location

5700 W. 6th Street • Lawrence, Kansas • Main building classroom

Contacts

John Wade • Psychologist specializing in Positive Psychology 
Susan Wade • Career Counselor • susanwade@sunflower.com

Date/Time

Monday evenings • 7:00–8:30pm

Mission

Provides job seekers with practical skills, as well as networking and coping strategies and occasional guest speakers.

Leawood

CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY • Career Transitions Support Group

Location

3800 West 119th Street • Leawood, Kansas • Parish Hall, west side entrance • Adult Education Room, lower level

Contacts

Bill Eckert • wdeckert@gmail.com • 913.322.9177 x205

Date/Time

Friday mornings • 7:45am • does not meet the Friday before a holiday

Mission

Provides informal support and networking to anyone seeking employment.

CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION UNITED METHODIST
Employment Transition Support Group

Location

13720 Roe Avenue • Leawood, Kansas • Room 220 • East Building •www.cor.org

Contacts

Bob Noelle • 913.851.4690 • rlnbby@kc.rr.com 
Christine Synder • 816.694.1778 • chsmith8581@yahoo.com 
Deanne Sheets • 913.491.0421 • dsheets@everestkc.net

Date/Time

Third Thursday evening • 6:30–7:00pm • Informal Networking • 7:00–9:00pm • Speaker/Presentation

Mission

Hosts guest speakers to discuss topics such as interviewing, resume preparation, networking and entrepreneurship.

LORD OF LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH • Crossroads Career Network

Location

3105 West 135th Street • Leawood, Kansas • Adventure Outpost

Contacts

Brad Sommer • brad.Lordoflifeccn@gmail.com 
Sheryl Sommer • sks@bsnbs.com

Date/Time

First and third Wednesday evenings • 7:00– 8:30pm

Mission

Provides Christ-centered support and resources for those seeking a job, changing careers or exploring career options.

 

Lenexa

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH • Career Transition Ministry (CTM) Group

Location

13520 West 92nd Street • Lenexa, Kansas • www.htlenexa.org

Contacts

Judy Ambler • 816.225.8610 • judy.ambler@epcgconsulting.com 
Stan Nill • 913.895.0605 • 913.888.2770 • snill@htlenexa.org

Date/Time

Second Wednesday • 11:30am – 1:30 p.m. • Café @ Father Quigley Center, second floor • 9201 Summit Fourth Thursday evening • 6:45–9:00pm • Church Social Room

Mission

Provides an opportunity for networking and hosting guest speakers and employers who have open positions.

 

Mission

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH • Support Group | Job Club • SUMMER SCHEDULE

Location

5601 W 62nd Street • Mission, Kansas (SM Parkway & Nall) • Office Conference Room

Contacts

Tony Whitter • tony@tlcms.org • 913.432.5441 
Rachel DeGarmo • racheldegarmo@gmail.com

Date/Time

Monday evenings on June 8th, June 22nd, July 6th, July 20th and August 3rd • 6:30–7:30pm

Mission

Provides support for those negatively impacted by the economy.

 

Olathe

GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Location

11485 Ridgeview Road • Olathe, Kansas

Contacts

Quentin Dale • 913-393-1646 • qbdale@sbcglobal.net 
Mike Kohler • mlkohler@comcast.net

Date/Time

Second and fourth Saturday mornings • 8:30–9:45am

Mission

Provides support to job seekers with each meeting having an educational section and occasional guest speakers.

 

PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH • St. Joseph's Career Transitions

Location

16000 West 143rd Street • Olathe, Kansas • Parish Center Basement • St. Mark | St. Luke Room

Contacts

Fred Fosnacht • jobs@mycatholicvoice.com •www.MyCatholicVoice.com/jobs

Date/Time

Wednesday mornings • 7:00–8:15am

Mission

Provides job search coaching, networking and career transition support in an atmosphere of personal spiritual enrichment.

 

Overland Park

HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH • Job Loss Support Group

Location

119th Street/Lowell • Overland Park, Kansas • Conference Room • 913.491.8022

Contacts

Steve Robertson • 913.381.1285 • srobertson17@kc.rr.com

Date/Time

Second and fourth Monday mornings • 9:00am

Mission

Provides support to individuals who are unemployed.

 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF STANLEY • Job Search Support Group

Location

14895 Antioch Road • Overland Park, Kansas • Church Library •www.stanleypres.org

Contacts

Larry Lee • 913.681.8180 • leell@aol.com

Date/Time

Thursdays mornings • 10:00am

Mission

Provides opportunity to share job search techniques and experiences, as well as support one another during job transition.

 

JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COMMUNITY CAREER SERVICES • Career Investment Groups

Location

12345 College Blvd • Overland Park, Kansas • Room 229 • Carlsen Center

Contacts

Laura Johannesmeyer • ljohanne@jccc.edu 
Erica Miller • emille41@jccc.edu • 913.469.8500 x4315

Date/Time

Tuesdays afternoons • 12:30–2:30pm & 3:30–5:30pm 
Thursdays afternoons • 12:30–2:30pm

Mission

Provides job seeking and career transitioning professionals an environment of support and an opportunity for networking.

 

Prairie Village

ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • Asbury Job Club

Location

5400 W. 75th Street • Prairie Village, Kansas • Room 208

Contacts

Susan Ashley • ashleyad@earthlink.net • 913.522.1315

Date/Time

Second Monday evening • 7:00pm

Mission

Provides support to people who have lost their job or are anticipating a career change.

 

ST. ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH • Career Roundtable

Location

7331 Mission Road • Prairie Village, Kansas • Parish Hall

Contacts

John Caton • stannscareerroundtable@gmail.com 
Alec Foster • alec.j.foster@gmail.com

Date/Time

Saturday mornings • 8:30–9:45am

 

Shawnee

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH • Sacred Heart (Shawnee) Job Club

Location

Johnson Drive & Monticello • Shawnee, Kansas • Church Meeting Room 2 (or Room 103) • www.shoj.org/jobclub.htm 
Online: Kansas City Metro Networking Job Club •http://sacredheartjobclub.ning.com

Contacts

Maureen Reintjes • 913.422.5700 x250 • maureen.reintjes@shoj.org

Date/Time

Friday mornings • 8:30–9:30am • does not meet Friday before a holiday, after Thanksgiving and on Good Friday

Mission

Provides an onsite, as well as an online networking group for all job seekers and facilitators in the KC metro area.

 

Job Search Help and Advice

KC METRO CAREER EXPERT & ADVOCATE
DIANE STAFFORD • Workplace and Career Columnist • THE KANSAS CITY STAR •http://economy.kansascity.com
ONLINE NETWORKING GROUP
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH • Online Kansas City Metro Networking Job Club •http://sacredheartjobclub.ning.com
ACTIVE JOB CLUB ALUMNI
CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN • Jenny Behrens • jennybehrens@gmail.com 
Provides individual job search assistance
BLUE RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE • Carol Dean 
Director of Career Services • carol.dean@mcckc.edu • 816.220.6768
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