Pastor Kevin will be on Sabbatical June 12-September 12, 2023
While Pastor Kevin is on Sabbatical (June 12-September 12), Kathy Cooper will be servin as the part-time "sabbatical pastor." Kathy is both an ordained Ruling Elder and a Candidate for Ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA)
Meet our Pastor
Rev. Kevin White
Pastor Kevin has served as the pastor of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Cumberland, RI since 2015. He also currently serves as the Moderator of the Presbytery of Southern New England and the Co-Chair of the PSNE Anti-Racism Team, as well as the part-time Protestant Chaplain with the Campus Ministry department at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI during the months of Sept-May.
He holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Philosophy and in Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University (2000), and a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary (2013). Pastor Kevin loves preaching and teaching, and is continually amazed that he has the honor and privilege to walk with so many through the ups and downs, questions and wrestlings of life. He hangs his hat on the fact that in all things, somehow and someway the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ changes everything as we trust in the nearness of the present and coming Kingdom of God.
Prior to ordained ministry, Pastor Kevin has worked in the specialty outdoor retail industry, in non-ordained youth ministry, and as a group worker in a residential boys’ home.
Pastor Kevin is a self-avowed Star Wars geek, has been known to make a pun or two, loves soccer (he practices the spiritual discipline of humility by being a fan of Everton FC), and would love to grab a cup of coffee and discuss the bible, theology, philosophy, culture, stories, and pretty much anything that might relate to how we live out our lives, and our life together, as people who proclaim Christ is risen! and Jesus is Lord!
He enjoys being the number one fan of his wife, Rachel - a talented abstract artist - and they are the proud parents of their son, Ezra, with whom he enjoys riding bikes, playing tabletop and card games, and (when his knees allow it) practicing karate. Pastor Kevin would much rather brag about Rachel and Ezra than write a bio about himself. They share their home with two cats, Albus and Jovi.
Pastor Kevin is no longer the tallest in his house.
Pastor Kevin's Office/Drop-In Hours*
*Please note that while Pastor Kevin tries to be available at the church during these times and keep them free from other commitments, sometimes emergencies come up and he is unavailabe at these posted times. He is grateful for your understanding.