Elders & Deacons

Denny Burk

Associate Pastor

Denny has been an elder at Kenwood since 2010.

Randall Breland

Elder

Randall and Bethany have been at Kenwood since 2008 and are the proud parents of Evangeline and Juliana. Randall also serves as the Director of Communications at Crossings Ministries, a local evangelical student camp ministry and is a Ph.D. candidate in Old Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Randall enjoys history, reading, laughter, cycling, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Chris Burtch

Elder

Christopher has been married to his beautiful wife Jennifer since 2006 and they have been at Kenwood since 2011. They are the proud parents of Elijah, Joshua and Ruth. Christopher works for a local Healthcare IT company and is presently an MBA student at the University of Indiana, Southeast. He enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and church family; cheering for The Ohio State University football team; and, cooking yummy, delicious. aesthetically pleasing food.

Matt Damico

Associate Pastor of Worship

Matt and his wife, Anna, have been at Kenwood since 2009. Matt became a Christian while a student at the University of Minnesota, then moved to Louisville to attend Southern Seminary, where he graduated in 2012. Matt loves his wife, his children (Willa, Everly, and Miles), reading, writing, watching and playing sports, the outdoors and music.

Michael Frantz

Associate Pastor of Evangelism & Outreach

Michael has a passion to see the gospel bear fruit in the south end of Louisville. He served as a firefighter for 20 years prior to pursuing ministry full-time. Mike and his wife, Mariah, have been at Kenwood since 2009. They have been blessed with five children: Madeline, Rivers, Gloria, Jack Housley and Liesl.

Jim Hamilton

Senior Pastor

Jim and his family have been at Kenwood since 2009. He and his wife, Jill, are blessed with five children: Jake, Jed, Luke, Evie and Isaiah. Jim also serves as Professor of Biblical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Louisville, he was Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas and was the preaching pastor at Baptist Church of the Redeemer.

Gabe Molnar

Elder

Gabe grew up in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Kentucky to attend Asbury University in 2005. Gabe met his wife Jenna at Asbury, they were married in 2010, and now have four children: Eleanor, Teddy, Franklin, and Patrick. They became members at Kenwood in 2014 and Gabe works in his family’s commercial real estate company. Gabe enjoys hiking with his kids, playing on Kenwood’s softball team, and backyard bonfires with friends.

JO Oesterling

Associate Pastor of Member Care

JO and his family were members at Kenwood from 2010-2011. They left for Southern Hills Bible Church in Custer, SD where he served as the Preaching Elder for 8 years, and then returned to Louisville in the summer of 2019 to join the Kenwood staff.

Matt Pierce

Elder

Matt and his wife Bui have been at Kenwood since 2009. He is from Murray, Kentucky and his wife is from Sukhothai, Thailand. Matt serves the refugee community along with other volunteers through Kenwood. Prior to coming to Kenwood Matt served with the IMB in Northeast Thailand at Mahasarakham University. Matt enjoys spending time with friends and eating Thai food prepared by his talented wife.

Colin Smothers

Associate Pastor

Colin has been a member of Kenwood since 2010 and has served as an associate pastor since 2019. He and his wife have four children.

John Watson

Elder

Originally from Massachusetts, John spent 13 years serving in a variety of roles at a Baptist church and Christian school there before relocating to Louisville at the end of 2010. John works for a local company, Unified Technologies, as a project manager. He and his wife Jessica have been married since 1997 and God blessed their lives with their son Andrew in December of 1999. John enjoys serving at Kenwood, spending time with his family, following all the championship-winning Boston sports teams, and reading theology and history.


Deacons

Logan Abbott

Jeff Ayers

Dustin Brown

Jason Coobs

Chris Davis

Kaiphen Dirinamai

Todd Gaslin

Nathan Goodman

Danny Gulley

Jeremy Hodges

Andrew Mee

Amos Peck

Jeff Reedus

Joshua Reichard