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Rev. Trevor Kennedy

Rev. Trevor Kennedy

Senior Pastor

tkennedy@goodnewsumc.org

Trevor joined Good News in July 2018 as senior pastor after previously serving at White’s Chapel as a Path1 intern (church planting) and Pastor for Young Adults. As a Path1 Intern, Kennedy learned side by side from co-pastors, Drs. John McKellar and Todd Renner, how to lead a faith community that seeks to reach the next person for Christ. 

A native of Texas, Trevor attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas for his undergraduate work in Religion, focusing on Islam and Christianity, and then, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, receiving his Masters of Divinity in May 2017. 

Kennedy and his wife Danielle have been married for seven years with a little one who joined the family in September 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys college football (Go Notre Dame Fighting Irish!) and reading.

Lisa Grant

Lisa Grant

Director of Childrens Ministries

children@goodnewsumc.org
Austin Taylor

Austin Taylor

Director of Worship Arts

Josh Tidmore

Josh Tidmore

Director of Youth Ministries

Josh Tidmore has been living in Leander since he was 11 years old. He is married to Gabriela “Tomi” and their children are Kayden, Ella, and CharliRae. Since 2011, Josh has been a youth volunteer, a Youth Spiritual Formation Leader, and a Primary Worship Leader for Rockbridge Church (Lighthouse Student Ministry). Due to his credentials and his dedication to youth ministries, Good News UMC added Josh to their team as the Director of Youth Ministries.

In 2011, Josh felt a call to youth ministry when he volunteered on a youth mission trip. What he witnessed on that trip amazed him! “Being able to encourage that transformation, witness that transformation, and then empower the youth to go out and be the light in the lives of others after they were transformed by God, is beyond a privilege. It’s downright awesome! Because seeing them being transformed changed my life!” He realized that the youth have the power to change the trajectory of somebody’s whole existence (children, youth & adults) through authentic repentance and living for God in all areas of their life. “…it forever changed me, my direction, and my heart and my purpose! So why am I passionate about youth ministry? They have the ability to change the world!”