Born in North Carolina, Kevin has spent the last 20 years in Atlanta. For 16 of those years, he has been married to Susan, and they have two boys: Thomas (10) and Bo (6). Kevin graduated from Furman University in 1997 and spends a lot of time around baseball—- watching, coaching and throwing in the backyard. He also loves cooking, a good book and a round of golf.
Radical Mentoring provides churches with a proven system to engage men and develop leaders through intentional men’s small group mentoring by leveraging the life experiences older and wiser men of the church to lead the next generation. Currently, we operate in over 50 churches in the US and Canada, and we have over 2,000 mentors involved in our ministry.
Home Roam: Roam Dunwoody
1. How did you decide to leave the finance industry to work for Radical Mentoring?
How much time do you have…? For the majority of my working career, I pursued a job that “paid the bills” but was not aligned with my gifts and purpose. Over time, the significant travel took a toll on me and my family, and I was confronted with a significant decision. Having felt first-hand the power of a mentoring relationship, I was asked by the founder of Radical Mentoring (happened to be my mentor) to join him as Executive Director.
2. What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
I love exposing leaders to the power of mentoring. I feel like I am a walking advertisement for the impact mentoring can have on a young leader, and I get to share this with other leaders every day. We also made the decision to make our resources available at no charge to churches and potential mentors which is incredibly freeing and is always met with a great response.
3. What’s the most valuable piece of advice you could give to those just starting their careers?
Working in your sweet spot doesn’t feel like you have a job. It is fun and incredibly rewarding. Don’t buy the lie that if you make sacrifices early on in your career you can always make it up later when you have created some financial margin. Identify the roles in your life that only you can play (for me – Husband and Dad) and make them the priority.
4. How has Roam impacted you and the Radical Mentoring team?
Roam creates an incredibly positive workplace for Radical Mentoring to operate in. Everyone on the team at Roam makes us feel incredibly welcome, and the entrepreneurial atmosphere is very energizing.
5. What has been the best part of your summer so far?
This has been a really fun summer for our family. We spent a week together at Trail West – a Young Life Family Camp in Colorado – riding horses, rafting, eating good food and making great memories. I also took my boys on a Father-Son road trip to see our Atlanta Braves play the Cincinnatii Reds with a lot of stops along the way.