“When I think back over the past years of being an SLI Coach, what I love the most is this: getting to help teams to hear and discern God’s voice and then act in brave and courageous ways to see the vision become a reality”

Kevin Parido

Kevin Parido has served in churches for over 15 years in multiple areas of ministry.  In each of those church settings, his passion has been leadership development, discipleship, organizational structure, and strategy. 

He has authored, facilitated and trained other leaders in a year long discipleship experience called The Fallow Ground Project, which creates space for people to encounter and embrace Jesus’ freeing and activating love through Bible study, discussion, accountability, and gift discovery.

Kevin came into contact with SLI in 2011 and he instantly knew that SLI was doing the work he had always dreamed of doing.  With SLI, he has worked with conferences, districts and local churches. He is currently working at Winchester First United Methodist Church in Kentucky as Pastor of Formation and Equipping.

Kevin is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University (1999) and Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div., 2013). He and his wife Sarabeth live on his father’s farm with their three boys: Lukas, Liam, and Landon.

Winchester, KY

Some of my projects

Often times there is a holy urgency in the room to see God’s work done; it is not easy work, but with our hunger and His guidance it is always possible. I love seeing people come alive as they engage with others and witnessing God’s work in their local setting become real. I love seeing women and men awaken to their unique gifts and being a part of God’s story. Any room where a team is working through the SLI process is a sacred space where God is making Himself known to His people and we have a chance to respond with “Speak Lord, your servant is listening”. Bearing witness to these moments is pure joy.

Southern Hills UMC

A group of highly capable and committed leaders has grown spiritually while at the same time guiding the church through a few key processes: a restructuring of their leadership team; planting a second campus - The Source; developing four strategic teams to nurture their discipleship making process of grow, connect, serve around worship; and developing a communication platform to keep the whole church involved as well as informed of significant steps that the church is taking.

Elizabethtown Memorial UMC

This is a team that is deeply committed to travailing prayer and moving in response to God's call. This has lead them to a few key initiatives: a renewed sense of prayer for the church and church leadership overall; a revitalization of the second campus of Wesley Hilltop House; the start of the Alpha program; and now they are in the process of asking "How can we reach a 100 new families around the church?"

Ridgepoint Church

This team is unique from other teams I have worked with because it has at least 5 members that are under the age of 35. The team is full of energy and passion for seeing God's work done in and through them. They are reaching people who are tired and turned off by traditional church, but they are not just about being different. Ridgepoint wants to be aligned with God's heart for their community.