Kevin Johnson joined Macedonia UMC as Pastor in July 2015. Pastor Kevin is called to help a historic church reclaim its God-given mission. Pastor Kevin grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. His undergraduate degree is from Indiana Wesleyan University, where he majored in Youth Ministries and Music. He continued on to Duke Divinity School, and graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2010.
Pastor Kevin served Fuquay-Varina UMC as Director of Youth Ministry and Pastor of Christian Formation from 2010-2015. Kevin met his wife Laura through Duke Divinity in 2008, and they were married in August 2010. Laura serves Windborne UMC in North Raleigh as Pastor. Together, Kevin and Laura love serving God and raising their two preschool girls. Kevin enjoys the outdoors of North Carolina (mountains and beach alike), going on adventures with the kids to local museums, finding new BBQ joints, and grilling.
Michelle Kobi, joined Macedonia UMC in June 2019. She grew up in Binghamton, NY. Her undergraduate degree is from Houghton College, where she majored in Psychology & Christian Education. She continued her education at Asbury Theological Seminary where she received a Masters of Arts in Religion in Christian Education & Missions. She met her husband, Paul, at seminary. They married & moved to Minnesota where they served United Methodist churches together, until he died. Michelle moved to Cary to be closer to her brother and his family, as well as her dad.
Michelle enjoys reading and walking. She loves to spend time with her nephew & niece playing or baking. Her greatest joy is to see how learning opens a child’s eyes to new opportunities. Michelle lives to share the good news of Jesus’ love with children and help them see Scripture come alive and speak to their hearts.
A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Darrick King has been musically active in the church since a young age. He grew up in the Baptist church, but has served as music director and accompanist across various communities of faith. Darrick attended Winston-Salem State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. In 2015, he earned his Master of Arts in Choral Conducting from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Darrick has taught high school vocal music in Maryland and North Carolina. He is currently serving as Director of Choral Activities at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School in Raleigh, NC. Darrick loves spending time with family and close friends.
Debi joined Macedonia in early 2012, providing administrative support to the Pastor, staff and lay leadership of our church. She and her husband Steve are also faithful members of the church. Debi’s normal office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Julie joined Macedonia UMC as our Preschool director in summer 2015. She graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a BA in Elementary Education, and went on to teach school for several years before having children of her own. She was the Director of The Children’s Place Preschool at Macedonia Baptist from 2005-2013. She and her husband Steve have 3 children, Dylan (19) and twins, Katie and Ryan (16), and two dogs.