Pastors Are Entrepreneurs Too - With Kenn Munn - EP0006
In ministry since 1994, Kenn has served churches in Houston and Northeast Texas as well as two Appalachian communities in rural Kentucky. He is a second generation pastor and sees himself as a "personal evangelist for Jesus Christ, Mac Computers, and Dodge Trucks." Kenn holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Houston, and has current training as a Professional Home Inspector in the State of Texas. He worked in the construction profession just long enough to call it a "career" before fully recognizing his call to ministry.
"I did the Architecture thing for about 5 years, but at some point, I found myself involved in my client's personal and spiritual lives in a way that was completely inappropriate as their architect. I was helping them find a church, or praying with them, or referring them to marriage counseling. None of the things you go to your architect for! That's when I realized that if my heart was drawn to being a pastor, I might as well 'carry the badge'."
In 1993 Kenn married Cara, a school teacher and they went to Asbury Seminary for a honeymoon, and served his first two churches. He went on to receive both a Master's Degree and ten years later, a Doctorate in "Church Planting" as a Beeson Pastor. In 2004, Kenn and his family began their first church start-up, an "urban mission" type church in an old grocery store in Atascocita, Texas. Then in 2011, Kenn began a more traditional style United Methodist Church in Pearland, Texas. Kenn has served as the missions pastor of a large suburban mega-church in the Houston area, and been a professor at Lone Star College. Kenn currently leads St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Baytown, TX. Always up for new experiences, Kenn has built water wells for poor communities in Central America and done ministry with the homeless on the streets of Houston. He has cared for adult survivors of abuse, and been a personal chef for pastors in career crisis in the mountains of Colorado.
This summer, Kenn and Cara celebrated twenty-nine years of marriage. Cara currently serves as an Elementary School Assistant Principle. They have two grown children and two not-so-grown Labradoodles. If you can't find Kenn on his day off, he is likely on his kayak in Trinity bay fishing for Reds and Trout.