Director of Youth Ministries
Wilson Kennedy grew up and was raised in the faith in Wilson, North Carolina at First Presbyterian Church. He attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC (go Hose!) and graduated with a B.A. in Religion and Christian Education. There he sang in the choir, participated in opera and musical theater, was active in several social and service groups, and was the leader of a PC(USA) leadership development cohort called Celtic Cross. His call to Youth Ministry has taken him to Charlotte, NC and Shreveport, LA where he has previously interned and served as Director of Youth Ministries. He is active in the life of PC(USA) through his service on the Committee on the Office of General Assembly, as well as planning teams and leadership at Montreat Conference Center. Wilson’s main interests are connecting youth and their families to opportunities for faith formation and leadership development, youth spiritual development in conversation with our ever changing world, and developing an authentic Presbyterian identity. In his spare time, Wilson enjoys exploring new places, eating awesome food, and listening to public radio, but he also can quote many a Taylor Swift song.