Our Pastor

Resurrection Lutheran Church   

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

                                                              Greetings in the Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

           Just a little background, so you can get to know our Pastor a little better. Pastor Kevin McLeod was born in Newark, New Jersey on November 20,1953, and lived in Union, New Jersey until 1959, his family moved to Orlando, Florida in 1959. He attended elementary through high school in Orlando, graduating from high school in 1972. He attended Concordia Lutheran College in Austin, Texas, studying in the Pre-Seminary program and received his AA in 1974. He met his future wife to be Sandra there at Concordia. He then attended Concordia Senior College Fort Wayne, Indiana from 1974-76 and received his BA. That was the year that Concordia Theological Seminary (CTS) moved from Springfield, Illinois to Fort Wayne. He then attended CTS until January 1980, when he left school, without completing his studies. After graduating from the Senior College, He married Sandra Honoree. They were happily married for nearly 29 years, until her death from ovarian cancer in June 2005. She had graduated from Concordia Teachers College, in Seward, Nebraska in 1976. During their years in Fort Wayne she could not find teaching positions, so she worked as a waitress to help support us while attending Seminary. They stayed in Fort Wayne for 5 years after he left CTS. He became a Radio Shack manager. In 1985 they moved to Orlando, Florida where he had gotten a position with Martin Marietta as a Project Controls Engineer. The lived in Orlando for nine years, Sandra was able to get several teaching positions at Lutheran Schools in the area. During their years in Orlando, He served many positions at the Lutheran Churches they attended, elder, treasurer, youth director, and Sunday School teacher. In 1994, He got a better position with Lockheed Martin Energy Systems in Portsmouth, Ohio. They moved to Chillicothe, Ohio and began to attend Our Savior Lutheran Church there. Sandra served as director of Our Savior's Preschool. He was promoted to Manager of Project Controls at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Site in Piketon, OH in June 2005 and served in this position until his retirement. During this time he was involved with Our Savior as head elder and bible study teacher. He also served as a lay preacher, preaching his Pastor's sermons at our sister congregation in Portsmouth, Ohio once a month for nearly 10 years. Kevin decided to apply and was accepted at Concordia Theological Seminary in February 2009 and took early retirement in May 2009. He moved back to Fort Wayne in May 2009 and began his studies to be a Pastor in June. Due to the time away from school, no credit could be given for his earlier studies. He was accepted in the Alternate Route program, based on his Church experience. He served as Vicar of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Leadville, Colorado. He began his service as vicar in late July 2011 and finished in mid-July 2012. In July 2012, he accept the call which I received from Resurrection Lutheran Church Malvern, Ohio. He was ordained at his home congregation in Chillicothe, Ohio (Our Savior) on July 22, 2012 and was installed as the Pastor of Resurrection on July 29, 2012.