Minister: Rev. Kevin Cravens-Koch
Rev. Kevin Cravens-Koch is a native of Northern Kentucky. As a member of Independence Christian Church from birth, he was involved in church activities in various capacities growing up and even taking on leadership roles at the district and regional levels. While his home church greatly influenced his faith, being active in the outdoor ministries at Camp Wakon Da Ho has undoubtedly made a lasting impact as well. It was there that he began to really feel a call to ministry, and it was there where he first had the opportunity to explore his gifts for ministry.
After graduating from Simon Kenton High School, he moved to Lexington to attend Transylvania University where he received a BA in Religion with a minor in psychology.
Rev. Cravens-Koch received his Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and was ordained on May 31, 2014. His call to ministry continues to be reaffirmed by his desire to help others, to help integrate young people into the life of the church, and to help the church on its mission to live in the ways of Jesus.
Kevin has served at Burgin Christian Church in Burgin, Kentucky as well as at Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky in internship capacities throughout college and seminary. He served as Minister of Families and Faith Formation at First Christian Church in Georgetown, Kentucky and as Co-Pastor at National Avenue Christian Church in Springfield, Missouri.
Kevin and his husband, Ryan, have 3 dogs that bring them great joy: Bailey, Rey, and Lexi. When he can’t be found at church or home, he’s likely at Chipotle, the gym, or wandering aimlessly around Target. Kevin and Ryan are incredibly close to their families, which is what has led them back to Kentucky, and they are very much looking forward to starting this new journey together, and excited about the possibilities that await at Erlanger Christian Church.
Contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Manager and Communications Director: Claire Miller
Claire Miller has been involved in professional church work since 2014. Claire, her husband Chris, and their 2 small children are active members at Lakeside Presbyterian Church where she also serves on staff. Currently serving the role of Children’s Music Director, Claire has also been the Christian Education Coordinator and Administrative Assistant in recent years.
Claire holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Miami University and taught K-12 classroom music for several years before venturing out of the classroom to pursue church work and other callings. Along with her work at Erlanger Christian Church, Claire teaches private piano lessons and is also the Online Marketing Manager for Foster Tech Group.
Contact Claire at email@example.com
Organist: Dottie Durham
Dottie has been the organist at Erlanger Christian for 40 years. She is originally from Lima, Ohio, and graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in music performance. She retired after 27 years of teaching for Walton Verona and Erlanger-Elsmere Schools.
Choir Director: Ron Durham
Ron is a graduate of Transylvania University and received his masters in music from Northern Kentucky University. He was the choral director at Lloyd Memorial High School from 1973-2001.
He presently teaches part-time at Covington Catholic High School and enjoys directing our very talented church choir.