Officers of the Executive Board 

The Rev. Kent Gilbert, President

The Rev. Kent Gilbert is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ who has served Union Church (The Church of Christ, Union) in Berea, KY since 1997. He has served as a member of the KCC Executive board for 19 years, including 2 terms as Secretary and one as First Vice President. Union Church, an independent, intentionally ecumenical congregation since its founding in 1853, was one of the first abolitionist, bi-racial congregations in Kentucky and founded of Berea College. Union Church was a founding member of the Kentucky Council of Churches.

The Rev. Kent Gilbert is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ who has served Union Church (The Church of Christ, Union) in Berea, KY since 1997. He has served as a member of the KCC Executive board for 19 years, including 2 terms as Secretary and one as First Vice President. Union Church, an independent, intentionally ecumenical congregation since its founding in 1853, was one of the first abolitionist, bi-racial congregations in Kentucky and founded of Berea College. Union Church was a founding member of the Kentucky Council of Churches. .

 

The Rev. Amanda Groves, First Vice President

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Amanda Groves is a M DIV student at Lexington Theological Seminary with an anticipated graduation in 2020 She graduated from Murray State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Music Education.  She then fell in love with her fiddle playing husband and moved to Southern Illinois where he was teaching Industrial Arts. While there, she graduated with a Master of Vocal Performance from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1995.  Amanda has sung in operas, choruses, and successfully competed in several vocal competitions. Amanda has taught public school music in Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

 

Mrs. Linda Axon is the President for Church Women United in Kentucky and therefore is the Council's Second Vice President. 

The president of Kentucky's Church Women United, Linda Axon, is active in St. Paul United Methodist Church in Frankfort. .

 

Ms. Melissa Holland, Treasurer

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Melissa Holland is the Pastoral Associate for Pax Christi Catholic Church.

 

The Rev. Lisa Zahalka, Secretary

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The Rev. Lisa Zahalka is the pastor of Big Spring Bloomfield Presbyterian Trinity Baptist Church.