The Rev. Kevin S. Brown is a creative and energetic parish priest who knows first-hand that the love of Jesus Christ transforms lives. He is a trusted leader, skilled teacher and preacher, and compassionate pastor with a background in finance and administration and a knack for collaboration and innovative ministry.
Kevin’s reputation for sparking new ministries is highlighted by two examples from his current parish, Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte. “Common Morning, Common Prayer” offers lay-led Morning Prayer daily throughout Lent in coffee shops and workplaces across the city. The groups are open and inviting, and opportunities to reach folks outside the church have been powerful. Also, Kevin led the merger of separate English and Spanish preschools into a single groundbreaking school focused on bilingual education and dedicated to access for low-income and immigrant families. La Escuelita not only educates, it also actively unites children and parents across linguistic and socioeconomic divides.
Kevin’s creative leadership spans congregations both large and small, and it reaches beyond the parish to convocational, diocesan, and national church levels. He recognizes the importance of community involvement, marked by his long commitment to ecumenical and interfaith groups and service on school and non-profit boards.
Kevin grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and studied mathematics and psychology at Duke University. He completed his M.B.A. while in the Air Force, worked in finance and marketing at FedEx, and launched an investment firm before his call to priesthood. Most importantly, he once built a treehouse with his kids and has gotten tantalizingly close to recreating his grandmother’s amazing buttermilk biscuits. His wife Caroline is an accomplished artist. They have two fabulous daughters, both in college in North Carolina.