The Navigator Workplace Mission in Kansas City exists to help people apply Biblical wisdom to their personal and professional lives. In the Kansas City area, we have approximately 1.3 million private sector employees.  Of these, approximately 80% do not attend church on a regular basis; most spend an average of40-60 hours each week at work. The opportunity to influence people with God’s Word and Christ-centered values is significant.  The Workplace is one of the most strategic mission fields in the world today.  

Our ministry approach includes helping people consistently engage God’s Word while helping Workplace believers connect to encourage each other in the faith.  Some of our events are aimed at attracting the unchurched or Biblically disengaged. We do this through life stories of spiritual transformation with the goal of promoting spiritual conversations that will lead to a personal discovery of who Jesus is and what he has done for us. Finally, we want to recruit and mentor spiritual generations of laborers that will continue the quest of advancing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom in the Workplace.

Our Workplace events include Business Luncheons, Servant Leader Roundtables for business owners, Bible Discussion Groups in the Workplace, and 1-2-1 Mentoring or Life Coaching.


David & Dinah Wooddell

David and Dinah joined The Navigators in 2007. David serves as the Navigator City Leader and also the Workplace Ministry Leader for the greater Kansas City area. Dinah serves as the Workplace Administrative Coordinator and Precept Bible Study leader for women.

Prior to joining the Navigators, David spent 38 years working in the financial services industry with General Electric, Alliance Data, and Montgomery Ward. David and Dinah hail from Parkersburg, WV, and have been married since 1972. They have two married children, Anna and Jonathan, and one granddaughter.  After living in Hampton, VA for 17 years,  they moved to the Kansas City area in 1989.

Reach out to David and Dinah for more information about Workplace!


Ron & Cindy Wheeler

Weekly for 34 years I was discipled by Jake Combs, a longtime fixture in The Navigator ministry. Jake went to be with the Lord on May 9th, 2013. Now it’s my turn to invest through The Navigators some of what Jake invested in me.

Since 1980 my calling has been to create cartoons to be a communication vehicle for spreading God’s Truths.  This included writing and illustrating a 20-year comic strip, authoring cartoon tracts that have sold over 50 million copies, as well as creating countless illustrations for Sunday school curriculum, VBS, and other publications.

As a community business professional God has now expanded this calling for me to disciple businessmen and entrepreneurs through Kansas City’s Navigator Workplace Mission. My focus is one-on-one discipleship, small group Bible study, and large group presentations.

I’m convinced more than ever that I need to double my effort in building the Word of God into others the way Jake built it into me.