On Sunday, March 19, 2017, National Avenue Christian Church celebrated the installation of Rev. Kevin Cravens-Koch, who has been serving as co-pastor alongside of Rev. Jenn Simmons since January. This service also served as a blessing of ministry for NACC as they move into a collaborative model of ministry. Rev. Kim Gage Ryan, Director of the Bethany Fellows, gave the sermon and Rev. Mike Weinman participated as the representative from the Region for this occasion.
Rev. Kevin Cravens-Koch grew up in Northern Kentucky where he lived until he moved to Lexington, Kentucky to attend college at Transylvania University. He completed his studies at Transylvania University in 2011 where he graduated with a BA in Religion and a minor in Psychology. He received his MDiv from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and was ordained in May of 2014. Rev. Cravens-Koch and his husband Ryan moved to Springfield from Georgetown, Kentucky where Kevin served as Minister of Families and Faith Formation at First Christian Church.