On July 1st, Kevin Theders will be joining us as our Director for Youth and College Ministries!

Kevin has served churches in the area of youth ministry and young adults in Ohio and Kansas, and was most recently a general manager at THE WEB Extreme Entertainment in West Chester, OH. He is passionate about helping young people grow in their faith, providing a safe, fun, and inclusive environment for students to connect with one another, as well as creating opportunities for students to engage in service in our community.

Kevin is excited to join with us and wanted me to pass along the following message:

Hello everyone. My name is Kevin Theders, I am 32 years old, married to my wife Rachel and we have four young children. I have a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry and currently working on my Masters in Pastoral Leadership. I am a huge sports fan, football, basketball, baseball, you name the sport and I am watching it! I love music, playing drums is my favorite but I do play some guitar and bass as well. I am looking forward to meeting everyone soon!

We will be introducing Kevin and his family to the church on Sunday, July 4th. As that is a holiday, and many of you will probably be out of town, we will be looking for other ways for you all to meet and welcome Kevin and his family. Please stay tuned!

For the time being, if you want to send a quick “welcome to OUMC!” message to Kevin, his email is kevintheders@gmail.com.

I hope you will all join me in welcoming Kevin, Rachel and their four children (Ella, Molly, Ben, and Lily). It truly is a blessing for them to join our church family. I look forward to all the things God will be doing through Kevin’s leadership in our youth and college ministries.