Rev. Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson has been Pastor of Macedonia UMC since 2015. He feels called to help a historic church reclaim its God-given mission. After growing up in Wheaton, Illinois, Kevin attended Indiana Wesleyan University. From there he moved to North Carolina to attend Duke Divinity School, and has been in the Triangle ever since.
Kevin is married to Laura, who serves as the Teaching Pastor at Apex UMC. Together, they have two girls in elementary school who are full of life. Kevin loves the outdoors of North Carolina (mountains and beach alike), going on adventures with the family, and grilling out for a dinner party.
Director of Children's Ministries
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.
Director of Music Ministries
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.