As Emerging Ministries Director of Best Christian Workplaces Institute, Kevin conducts research and analysis, and provides consulting for organizations seeking more specialized assistance in improving organizational trust, communications and leadership.
Prior to his work with BCWI, Kevin completed a 30 year career as a Captain in the U.S. Coast Guard where he held various leadership positions including command of an Air Station and search and rescue for the Northwest part of the United States. Throughout his career he has studied and practiced leadership in a wide array of environments. With a focus on using data for decision making, he developed a readiness management system based on real time data which was eventually adopted as a Coast Guard wide system. Throughout his career Kevin worked closely with volunteers and became proficient in managing and motivating the volunteer workforce while integrating their efforts with paid staff.
Kevin was the Business Administrator of his Church for nearly two years and has served as the chair of the elder board at Evergreen Covenant Church. This combination of military leadership and management, volunteer management, and faith based organization management and leadership has equipped Kevin with a unique set of tools and perspectives.
Kevin graduated with an engineering degree from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, a graduate of Naval Aviation Training and received his M.B.A. from Purdue University graduating as a Krannert Scholar. He continued his post-graduate work in a specialized program from George Washington University in political science and is presently half way through a Doctoral degree in Leadership and Management. Kevin is married to Bobette (Van Vleet) from Oakland, CA, and has four adult children, Derrick, Michael, Joseph and Nicole and is delighted to be a grandfather.