The Rev. Kevin Starcher was installed and ordained as associate minister of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church on Jan. 23. Members of the congregation, representatives of the Presbytery of West Virginia, family and friends attended. A catered dinner followed in the church's fellowship hall.
Starcher and his wife, Chrissy, moved to Elkins from Allenspark, Colorado, so he could accept the church's call for an associate pastor. He joins the Rev. Peter Vial in leading the congregation into a new phase in the church's growth. Working as a team, the two pastors will be actively seeking to attract youth and young families to the church.
He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon. While there, he worked as a camp counselor at Camp Crestfield, a Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
INSTALLED?AND?ORDAINED — The Rev. Kevin Starcher was recently installed and ordained as associate minister at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Chrissy, come to Elkins from Allenspark, Colorado.
Upon finishing a degree in economics from Wesleyan, Starcher began to work full-time at Crestfield as the program director and studied at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for his Master of Divinity degree.
When Starcher's wife finished her doctorate of physical therapy from Slippery Rock University, they moved to Colorado, where he became program director for Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center. He also volunteered with the Allenspark Fire Department, where he functioned as a firefighter/EMT. Through this work, he was able to share God's mission in a unique way as he worked with individuals and families in crisis.