Great News!

Great News!

Great news from the Kentucky Council of Churches and a great honor for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Kentucky!

The Kentucky Council of Churches names new Executive Director

The Reverend Kent Gilbert, President of the Executive Board of the Kentucky Council of Churches and Lead Pastor, Union Church of Berea, announces the selection of the Reverend Doctor Donald K. Gillett, II as the Executive Director of the Council.

In accepting the call to serve as Executive Director of the Council, Dr. Gillett noted:

“I have enormous respect for the work of the Kentucky Council of Churches and am honored to have been selected as its Executive Director. I believe in the collective wisdom and faith power of God's church to bring about meaningful and sustainable change for the least of these and look forward to our ministry together."

The Reverend Dr. Gillett holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, TX; a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL; a Master of Business Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN and an earned Doctorate of Ministry Degree from Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, KY.

He also currently serves as the chair of the UMCS Board and co-chair of B.U.I.L.D. an organization dedicated to building a speaking for and with those underserved and underrepresented in the community. He is the Vice-President/President Elect for the National Convocation Board of Directors for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

The Reverend Dr. Gillett has four children, Jeremy, Liyah, Tasia, and Donald, III (Trey) and one grandchild Jayda. He is married to Dr. Charisse L. Gillett, President of the Lexington Theological Seminary.

The transition from Interim Director Peggy Hinds to Dr. Gillett will occur mid-summer. We are excited about the future of the Council under the Reverend Dr. Gillett's guidance.

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 ESV

Jeffersontown Christian Church will be hosting the 2017 Kentucky Council of Churches Assembly in October and the Jeffersontown Ministerial Association will be leading the initial worship service for the assembly delegates. We will be a part of that historic moment of ecumenism in Kentucky! What an honor for us, as well!