Kevin is the pastor of Pathway. He is married to Kelli and has two kids, Abigail and Jeremy. His passions include: moving people beyond the perceived comfort and safety of “normal” Christian living to try something radical for Christ and anything to do with a body of water and a boat. Kevin spent ten years in investment sales before entering ministry and graduating from Calvin Theological Seminary. In 2016 he received his Doctor of Ministry in Contextual Theology from Northern Seminary in Chicago. He admits he cries at movies, dreams of Margaritaville as he listens to Jimmy Buffet, and reads anything by Frederick Buechner. He loves Kansas City and the people of Pathway. In addition to his duties at Pathway, Kevin currently serves as the Catalyst Leader for Starting & Strengthening Churches for the denomination. He also has served on the Bi-National Church Planting Development and Leadership Team and on the West Central Regional Ministry Team; both teams are part of the Christian Reformed Church of North America.
Christie is the Worship Coordinator for Pathway. Christie and her husband Daniel, a deacon at Pathway, and their energetic three year old daughter, Layla, recently moved back to south Overland Park. Christie grew up and went to school there, and is happy to be back "home." After spending time in banking, event management, and youth ministry she is fortunate to be able to stay home with Layla. She has been playing guitar since 2002, and loves all things music and sports. Her German born and bred husband has even helped her learn to enjoy soccer. They also love traveling, especially back to Germany to visit Daniel's parents. She has been a part of Pathway since it began in February 2005. Christie loves the Pathway family, its love for people, and its mission to honor God's calling in our communities.
Julie serves as the Children's Ministry Coordinator at Pathway, in line with her passion for children and families to know and love God and His Living Word. Currently, Julie is an instructor for adult English language learners at a local community college. Previous experience includes higher education enrollment management; healthcare management; and many years in her favorite role as farm wife and mom, aka domestic division engineer.She enjoys making time for coffee and developing relationships; music; water sports; cooking; travel; go-karting; volunteering; dark chocolate; scoring supreme bargains; and life-long learning, especially technology. Julie and her husband Lyle love sharing life with their adult children and thrive on being grandparents. They also serve Pathway as directors of the Community Garden. They marvel at how God provided the opportunity to translate a lifetime of farming and ranching experience into facilitating a cooperative endeavor of producing healthy food for many families.
Favorite verse: "Look to the Lord and His strength. Seek His face always." Ps. 105:4