After a full nation-wide search process, the Interim Associate Executive Presbyter Search Committee is proud to present Rev. Kevin Nollette of North Puget Sound Presbytery.
Kevin has been an ordained minister for twenty-two years during which time he has served as Head of Staff Pastor in both called and interim positions, Youth Pastor and Stated Supply.
Kevin and his wife Colleen have five children ages 31-23, four boys and one girl. They live in Everett, where Colleen is a retired Middle School Science Teacher and Kevin has been serving Edmonds Presbyterian since 2000. Colleen now devotes her time to art, sewing, substitute teaching, and providing caring support for her mother. Kevin's favorite hobbies include wandering automotive wrecking yards looking for parts for car projects for family, friends and my current projects. He also enjoy camping, fishing (note "fishing," not necessarily "catching"), and canoeing. Kevin is the 11th of 14 children and I grew up between Kirkland and Redmond when there "was still a between."
When asked what he enjoys most about ministry, Kevin responded, "My favorite times in ministry are those situations when I realize that all the diverse skills, experiences and gifts, God has given me over the years are serendipitously focused to be of use in that particular setting. I have found those moments in some strange times, sitting in a conference room at the Reformatory in a one on one counseling setting, leading a retreat, working with a Session deeply in conflict, or sorting out a confusing financial mess of a church overwhelmed, even sometimes when preaching. It is a wonder that God uses us, and of course, it is only because the Holy Spirit equips us. Still, in the those moments it is a special joy to have shown up because God is always doing new things in the church; in ministry we get to be a part of it!"
Kevin was also asked to reflect on the question posed to the Presbytery at our January meeting: What is God up to in your life? "I love that question. We'd probably all be better in our walk of faith if we asked this question of one another and really listened and encouraged one another along the way. I have been enjoying a wonderful Ignatian Retreat, through Renewal Ministries Northwest, the past few months and I have enjoyed the deepening of faith and renewal in relationship with God that has come from this time. I am a bit overwhelmed about the clarity of God's calling as I begin this new season in my life of ministry, surprised to see old gifts brought forward, new ones emerging, and others refined. The continuing work with COM (in North Puget Sound Presbytery), the ongoing work with Kairos Prison Ministry, and the joy of working with Self Development of People have been especially engaging in recent months. I'm also enjoying God's peace as I step out to do something quite different (and somewhat the same) with Seattle Presbytery."