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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.