Derek Roush


Derek Roush has lived in Kansas his entire life and has called Kansas City home for the past year. Derek attended Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas where he developed many lifelong friendships and earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering. When he isn't working as a construction software professional, he spends his days dreaming of entrepreneurship and enjoying life with the amazing young adult community in KC.  In his free time you will find him on a sports field of some type, often a soccer field. Though an avid Sporting KC fan, at the top of his bucket list is watching Spain and the USA play in Barcelona someday. Derek loves authentic relationships, beer of all varieties, and the vibrant movement of young adults within the New Evangelization. Sharing these passions through Catholic Beer Club events in Kansas City has been a great blessing. Every city Catholic Beer Club reaches is a new opportunity to witness to new individuals and Derek is excited to help reach these new individuals in the days ahead.


Julia Swanson



After studying in Montana, Denver, and Austria, Julia finally finished her degree in English Literature with a minor in Philosophy at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Due to an unexpected change in direction, she is currently working as a housemother at St. Gianna's Maternity Home in North Dakota. She started writing for the CBC Times in January 2015, and as she got to know CBC, she wanted to get more involved. She is excited to be learning and working with a talented group of people, to bring about the New Evangelization through authentic leisure, with a healthy dose of truth and beauty. She loves traveling and exploring new places, and is currently falling in love with the American prairie. When she isn't playing with babies or cleaning the beautiful, historic Gianna home, she likes cooking without a recipe, driving without a destination, and dancing without an audience. 

Zak Larson

Director of Operations

Zak Larsen is one of the lucky ones born and raised in the beauty of the great white north (AKA Minnesota). After three great years at Benedictine College he graduated with a degree in economics and business management in 2013. Post graduation Zak married his beautiful wife Anna and moved down to the Kansas City area. Zak now lives in the Lenexa area with his wife and son. He enjoys being outdoors and thinks an early morning out on the lake is one of the best places to get some solid prayer time in. Like his coffee and cigars, Zak enjoys mostly darker beers. Stouts, lagers, and the one and only Guinness are a few of his favorite types.


Daniel Hass

Director of City Development

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Daniel Hass is a proud native of the state of Michigan, currently living in Kansas City, MO. Dan is a graduate of Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH where he received a degree in Business Management. Dan works as a consultant for Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, where he enjoys the opportunity to travel frequently. As the oldest of five kids in a Catholic family, he appreciates the mission of CBC and the vibrant Catholic atmosphere that it provides. In his free time, Dan enjoys reading, playing sports, hanging out with friends, and most importantly, cheering on Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines football team.