Synod Podcast Episode 2 with Pastor Kevin Vandiver

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Pastor Kevin Vandiver, Senior Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Washington D.C., discusses with Bishop Leila Ortiz what it means to be “Inspired by the Holy Spirit”. Not just what it means to be inspired in ministry, but as human beings in our daily lives. To be inspired not only as a pastor but as a spouse, parent, and person in a hurting world who has experienced their own trauma and hurt. Who is the Holy Spirit to you?

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Pastor Kevin Vandiver Bio:

Pastor Kevin Vandiver (he/him) is the Senior Pastor at Lutheran Church of the Reformation. Pastor Kevin attended Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, where
he earned a B.A. in Music. After he completed his undergraduate studies, he earned his Master of Divinity from the Duke University Divinity School, where he was a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar. Pastor Kevin holds a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary with a specialty in Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He was a Princeton Seminary Doctoral Fellow, and a recipient of the prestigious Doctoral (2020) and Dissertation Fellowships (2022) at the Louisville Presbyterian Institute.

Pastor Kevin is married to Dr. Marci Vandiver (she/her), a prolific author, speaker, and tenured professor at Towson University, and they have two children. For fun, Pastor Kevin enjoys reading fantasy and science fiction novels, listening to NPR and other podcasts, being near a body of water somewhere, playing ping pong, and spending time with family.

Pastor Kevin has a passion for the last, lost, and least, and believes that God’s love is lavishly offered as free gift to all.