Minister to Families
Darryl loves kids. He has a passion for working with teenagers and his favorite thing about serving in the church is the relationships he has developed over the years with the youth. He has served at Fern Creek UMC since 2002 as Assistant Pastor and Minister to Families.
Outside of church, Darryl is a teacher and coach. He has been teaching high school for 20 years and has spent 17 years coaching the boys’ varsity basketball team.
When not working, you’ll find Darryl walking in the park, reading a book. He considers Thomas Merton his favorite author, and says writings from Merton’s many books have greatly influenced his life. A few of his favorite books are: New Seeds of Contemplation; Eager to Love; The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi and The Road Less Travelled.
Darryl grew up in Louisville and will tell you that he has lived in practically every section of town at one point or another. He has two children, Tyler and Erin, and an “amazing” grandson, whom he adores!
While working with teenagers is what Darryl describes as his calling, he says he is an introvert at heart, finding personal comfort in being alone. Asked what motivates him, he would like to think it is love, but admits that too often, it’s sugar!
Darryl describes Fern Creek United Methodist as a loving, caring and compassionate church and describes his vision for his ministry as one that would turn out Sermon on the Mount teenagers whose lives are driven by love, kindness and compassion.
He would love to get to know you and your children and invites you to visit and get to know the people of Fern Creek United Methodist Church.