Kevin serves as Lead Pastor of Karis. He is a native of Drexel, Missouri, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Missouri (B.A., Honors in Communication), and a 2004 graduate of Southern Seminary (MDiv., Theology). Kevin has served in local church and campus ministries since 1994. He is married to Amy, a registered nurse. The couple have two boys, Hadley and Kylen, and a girl, Melia.Read More
Rob serves as Executive Pastor for Karis. He focuses on leadership development, oversees the internship program, and directs the administrative aspect of the church. He also serves as a Chaplain for the Columbia Police Department. Rob is married to Becca, and they have two daughters, Charlotte and Amelia.Read More
Aarik ministers as a lay elder at Karis, preaching the word, leading worship, and shepherding God's people. He serves as an editor at the Columbia Daily Tribune. He and his wife, Brooke, are excited to seek Columbia's welfare and are committed to serving the city through Karis. They are parents to a son, Sibu.
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Derek serves as a lay elder in Karis Church while overseeing the counseling ministry. A former Karis intern, he currently works remotely for a real estate management company based out of Chicago. Derek and his wife, Charlee, have three daughters, Zoe, Naomi and Lucy.Read More
Billy serves as a lay elder in Karis Church while overseeing urban ministry. A former Karis intern, he currently works as the marketing director for a local business in downtown Columbia. Billy and his wife, Hannah, hope to plant a church in Asheville, NC in the future.Read More
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