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Growing up in South Florida, Kal's first love was weather and this interest took him to Florida State to study meteorology. However, God had different plans for his life. He changed his major to Psychology and double minored in Sociology and Business Management. While at FSU he met Janet Sims and felt God leading him into full time ministry. They were married in 1983 and moved that same year to Louisville, KY for Kal to attend seminary where he earned his Masters of Divinity in Christian Education. 

Their oldest son Joshua was born in Louisville, in 1987, before Kal took his first ministerial position as youth minister in Knoxville, TN.  Their second son, Matthew was born in Knoxville, in 1990.  Kal served for 21 years as youth minister and was instrumental in starting the church's first contemporary worship service. 

In 2009, Joshua married Sarah Schneider, and Kal and Janet relocated to Tullahoma, TN. Kal served as lead pastor for 7 1/2 years there before coming to NCC as Associate Pastor in August, 2017. Kal and Janet have one handsome and smart grandson born in March, 2017 and are expecting their second grandson in April, 2019.

A Word from the Elder Team

At NCC we know that the leadership team plays a vital role in the life of the church. We are blessed with a tremendously gifted and caring staff as well as volunteers who lead our ministries and move us forward on our mission. The Elder Team is currently in the process of identifying a Lead Pastor. As with any important decision, the elders are taking the necessary time to follow a course of action to pray, listen for God’s will and follow His lead. We are confident that these first steps in the process will guide us in aligning with God’s plan and identifying the best person for NCC Lead Pastor. Kal Busman, our Associate Pastor, is fulfilling the role and responsibilities of lead pastor as we navigate completing the process of naming a Lead Pastor. The elders and staff welcome and encourage your prayer support.