Meet Our Staff


Andrew Beckwith

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A devout Christian, faithful husband and loving father, Andrew Beckwith deeply shares our family values, most especially the sanctity of life and the definition of marriage. No stranger to our mission, Andrew previously served on the MFI Board for three years where his leadership and wisdom were greatly valued.

Andrew, his wife Karen, and their three children live in Wenham and attend North Shore Community Baptist Church. A graduate of Gordon College and the University of Minnesota Law School, Andrew is a judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps Reserve where he holds the rank of major. He has also served as an immigration trial attorney for the Boston office of the Department of Homeland Security.


Kris Mineau

President Emeritus
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Kris Mineau is President Emeritus of the Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI), a non-partisan public policy organization dedicated to strengthening the family and affirming the Judeo-Christian values upon which the family is based.

A Massachusetts native and decorated veteran of the United States Air Force, Kris served the nation on numerous global assignments, attaining the rank of Colonel in a distinguished military career that spanned the Vietnam conflict and the first Gulf War.

A fighter pilot in both the F-4 “Phantom” and F-15 “Eagle” aircraft, Kris is a veteran of 100 combat missions over North Vietnam and one of the very few pilots in the world to have survived a supersonic ejection. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Medal with nine Oak Leaf Clusters.

Kris is a graduate of Worcester Academy and received a congressional appointment to the United States Air Force Academy where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Science. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and taught engineering calculus at the Air Force Academy. Following his military career, he graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton and served as a pastor in his hometown of North Reading, Massachusetts at Trinity Evangelical Church before joining MFI.

Kris and his wife, Lura, also a native of North Reading, Massachusetts, have four married children and ten grandchildren. They are frequently featured as motivational speakers concerning their experiences in Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Asia as well as their involvement with key social issues affecting the Commonwealth and the nation.