Business Development Officer
Kevin grew up Mennonite on a pig farm in northwest Ohio as the oldest of four brothers. He graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a BA concentration in Communications, spent several years with Eastern Mennonite Missions in cross-cultural mission training and outreach, and has traveled Western Europe and the U.S. extensively. Prior to joining ASSETS, Kevin served in various roles with Everence, Choice Books, and The Factory Ministries, all unique organizations with one foot in the business world and one in the social sector, committed not only to the “bottom line” (profit) but also to people, ethical and impactful business practices and workplace culture. Kevin’s work experience with these organizations includes sales, church relations, charitable services, planned giving consulting, operations, development, and community engagement, and serving in leadership roles. Kevin believes that when we listen well, respect others, extend grace, and work together in our communities, transformation happens. Kevin embraces wholeheartedly in the ASSETS equation inclusive entrepreneurship + ethical business = transformed communities. He wants to live each day loving his family and neighbors well, being quick to listen, slow to speak, and practicing kindness. Kevin and his wife Anna, live between Lancaster and Leola with their two kids, Katyarina and Dimitri, and two cats, Jack and Zoe. Their family enjoys watching movies, reading, hosting international students, and playing games. They attend Forest Hills Mennonite Church. In what free time he has, Kevin may be found napping, hiking, tenaciously following the Detroit Tigers, collecting books, eating cheese, or watching The Ohio State Buckeyes beat Penn State.