Michael Romans (Former Pastor)
Michael Romans was appointed to serve as pastor at Stevenson’s Chapel UMC in June of 2011, where he served until June 2016. Michael is originally from Butler County, Kentucky, and after living in Russellville for his appointment at Stevenson’s, moved to Bowling Green.
Michael was wed to his wonderful wife, Emily, on July 24, 2005. Michael graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Religious Studies in 2006 and Emily graduated in December of that same year. Their son, Jonas Romans, was born on April 24, 2009. Their Daughter, Willow Romans, was born April 29, 2011.
Michael and Emily served in youth ministry at Greenhill United Methodist Church in Bowling Green from 2004 until 2010. In the fall of 2010 Michael stepped down from his position as youth director and enrolled in classes at Asbury Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity degree with the goal of being ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church.
We wish Pastor Michael, Emily, Jonas, and Willow the best as they take their next step in God’s calling. Michael is now the Pastor at the WKU Wesley Foundation in Bowling Green, Ky, as well as Associate Pastor at Christ UMC.
Ben Kickert (Former Pastor)
Ben Kickert originally served as an interim pastor at Stevenson’s Chapel in 2009. In 2010 he returned as a full time appointment. Ben is a resident of Bowling Green, KY with his wife Beth and daughter Mikayla. He recently graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Masters in Biblical Studies; his undergrad is from Western Kentucky University. Before coming to Stevenson’s Chapel, Ben worked in community and youth development with Kaleidoscope and in Adult Spiritual Development with Broadway United Methodist Church.
Ben enjoys outdoor activities like backpacking and rock climbing and has recently taken up gardening with his family.
In 2011 the Kickerts will move to Swaziland Africa to work with Cabrini Ministries helping with HIV/AIDS patients and orphaned children.