John Sykora has been Board Treasurer of The Hope Center for the past ten+ years. Mr. Sykora was a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at American Century Investments, with portfolio management responsibilities at different times on the Ultra and Select funds. After leaving American Century Mr. Sykora started a registered investment advisory firm, Monarch Wealth Management. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Financial Planner. John has an undergraduate degree with majors in Finance and Accounting from Creighton University and an M.B.A. from Michigan State University. Mr. Sykora is an active member in his church – Atonement Lutheran Church – serving the congregation as a past member of the Church Council (President, Treasurer) as well as Sunday school teacher. He is also an active volunteer for WhiteStone Ministries, a non-profit organization serving the poor and incarcerated in the Kansas City area. John is married to his wife Kim, and they have three kids – Lily (17), Charlie (15) and Emma (10).