Our Board of Directors

Kathy Hawthorne

Board Chairperson

Lynn D. Farris

Board Vice Chairperson
Mr. Lynn D Farris has a M.A. in English. He is a lifelong resident of Lebanon, Ky., and retired from teaching English at Marion County High School where he also ran the drama and speech departments for many years. After retirement, Mr. Farris taught in a local private school and was a founding member of the former Lebanon Community Theatre. These days you will find Mr. Farris hard at work promoting the arts both on and off the stage.


Pati Howard McCann

Board Secretary
Mrs. Pati McCann is a lifetime resident of Lebanon where she and her husband Tim own Freedom Tire in Lebanon. After working for years at the former Arista Movie Theatre owned by father, she knows how much work is involved behind the scenes if the show “must go on”. Although Pati can be seen ushering at events, most of the time she is in the wings or in the background doing anything and everything else that need to be done. With a Degree in Set Design and backstage experience working around theatre, Pati is an invaluable resource when it comes to staging a show.


Will Knight

Board Member
Will Knight has lived in Marion County for over 20 years, he is retired from the Kentucky Department of Corrections where he was an inspector/investigator & the State Commander for the Crisis / Hostage Negotiation Team. Will got involved with the theater in a very unconventional way, after never being involved in theater, he decided (with some arm twisting) in 2017 to give it a try. He auditioned for and got a part in KCA’s production of 12 Angry Men. And, as they say, “The Rest is History”… Will has been in five productions and assisted with several others since then and is always happy to offer his talents to KCA in any way needed. He and his wife Melissa are both heavily involved in the community and love and appreciate Kentucky Classic Arts and what it brings to Lebanon, Marion County, and the region.


Doug Reeder

Board Member

Lucinda Effner

Board Member

Michelle Riley

Board Member

John Simpson

Board Member

Kenny Childers

Board Member

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