Pastor Ken has been in full-time ministry for more than ten years. He refers to himself as a pastor “abnormally born” as he entered the ministry via the corporate world rather than seminary (though he was ordained in 2011).
If Ken could have picked any career, he would have chosen to be a professional beach volleyball player, but his limited skills in this arena precluded that from happening as he realized he needed to pay his bills. Instead, he worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group and later as President of Genesis Clinical Laboratory in Chicago.
Ken has a passion for explaining God’s Word in a clear and engaging manner. He has been the lead teacher for Bible study groups of 100+ people and preached in churches as large as 15,000 people.
Ken is married to Deborah (who worked for a Christian adoption agency and has a heart for children) and together they have two wonderful young boys: Joshua and Nathaniel.
If John was not a pastor, he would like to be a sports broadcaster. Describing the action, noting where the effort is strong and where it needs help, enumerating statistics, communicating how the parts work together – these are keys not only to sports broadcasting, but also to overseeing ministry. If you listen to John in his teaching, preaching or caring – ministries he enjoys – you can hear him using sports analogies (such as, endurance, teamwork and strategy) to describe ministry.
John is a thinker and a people-person. He gets his thinking from his dad and his own pastor, and his people skills from his mom and his wife. John can chat with anyone – and enjoys a hot cup of coffee while talking about theology, philosophy or caring for people. Hit him up for coffee! You will become friends!
His “team” is composed of his wife Elizabeth, three grown children, their families and two grandsons.
Steve went to get his a seminary degree right out of college, took a tour in the business world, and then came back into the ministry where he has been for the past six years. Steve has a passion to serve the next generation by teaching them the gospel and training them for ministry.
Outside of the ministry, Steve’s passions include: watching/playing football and basketball, travel and anything outdoors. He also has some peculiar eating habits like having cereal without milk and salad without dressing.
Steve is married to his lovely wife and best friend, Heather, with two energetic children, Ryan and Rachael.