“The worship tradition at Gary Church is a dynamic balance of liturgical practice and personal expression that supports warm relationships within the church family. I really love the fact that all congregants from the very young to the elderly are actively involved in leading the worship life of Gary Church.”
Kevin joined the staff of Gary Church in September 2018 and serves the congregation by leading worship from the pipe organ. He shapes thoughtful and creative accompaniments for congregational hymn singing and enjoys collaborating with the excellent soloists and ensembles. A weekly challenge that he particularly enjoys is improvising on a tune that relates to the children's sermon while the children exit. Kevin studied piano and organ under the tutelage of the organist of the local United Methodist church, a former professor of Wheaton College, a professor of Moody Bible Institute, and finally at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he also studied harpsichord. He has been active with the American Guild of Organists, played organ at many area churches for congregations small and very large, and collaborated at the keys for gospel mass choirs, outdoor praise, TV production, and a blues concert. Kevin lives in Wheaton with his wife and two children and enjoys gardening and yard work.