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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 Kids Ministries

lgrant@goodnewsumc.org
Lisa is passionate about sharing God’s love and grace with children and families, and she feels called to help every child know they are loved by God and to experience how amazing a relationship with Jesus can be.  Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (International Business, Spanish), and also earned her Child Development Associate degree while teaching preschool.

Lisa and her husband Julian are parents to Nick, Melody, Jordan, Jared, Carter, and Caleb.  Lisa began training and volunteering in children’s ministries when her kids were little, and began serving as a Children’s Director in 2002 before coming to Good News. “My kids were my first children’s ministry, and I am so blessed to serve my family as well as our incredible kids and families here at Good News and in our community and beyond!  God’s love knows no bounds–everything we do in our ministries is to help kids and families connect with our awesome God and with each other.”

Josh Tidmore

Josh Tidmore

Director of Student Ministries

jtidmore@goodnewsumc.org

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!”

Aimee Stephenson

Aimee Stephenson

Director of Community

astephenson@goodnewsumc.org

Aimee has a music background in voice and has worked with children in helping them discover their talent and gift of music.

She also has a background in administration having worked in an office setting for over 15 years. She has a passion for helping those around her feel loved, accepted and welcomed. She has given her life to grow the kingdom of God by serving anyone anywhere.

Aimee has followed her call to ministry since in her teens and feels she is right where God has prepared her to be. She plans to continue her college education to eventually obtain local licensed pastor certification.

Aimee is so excited to be serving Good News and the community at large hoping to help others connect and grow in their relationship with Christ.

As the Director of Community, Aimee will help us live into our value “we aren’t just like family, we are family.” She will help us make sure that everyone has a place at Good News! We are super excited to have Aimee join our team!