No stranger to difficulties, and with extensive experience as a pastor in the local church, Kip is able to identify and empathize with both pastors and churches who are struggling and hurting. Over the years, Kip has been involved in various types of vocational ministries beyond the local church; at a denominational level, in church planting (both nationally and internationally) as well as theological training and education.
In 2010 Kip was paralyzed as a result of a fall while riding a bicycle on a country road. Now a quadriplegic Kip conducts ministry from a power chair with the assistance of some great technology and a great deal of support from his wife and others. He believes his injury was not an accident but another aspect of the ministry to which God has called him. Kip and Judy both welcome the opportunity to minister to other pastors and their families, especially in times of turmoil and uncertainty.
Kip and his wife Judy bring over 30 years of ministry experience to their work with PIR Ministries. They are currently residing in Newport News, VA. and have 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren.
Kip earned his D Min degree in 1979 from Covenant Theological Seminary and is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.