Mennonite Disaster Service
Kevin King was born on a potato and dairy farm in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. He attended Eastern Mennonite College (now University), Harrisonburg, Virginia, and graduated in 1981 with a degree in International Agriculture Development. He received an MBA in International Economic Development in 1987 from Eastern College, St. Davids, Penna.
He worked in Brazil 1981 -1984 and in Jamaica 1987 -1991 with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) as an International Agriculture Advisor. Following this term he was theMaterial Resources Manager in MCC’s office in Akron from 1992 -2004. He coordinated the collecting and shipping of the material aid overseas. He traveled extensively to Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America to follow up on many of the disasters.
Since February 2004 Kevin is the Executive Director of Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) based in Lititz, Penna. Over the last 15 years he has led the organization to quadruple in staff size, funding and the deployment of volunteers to over 17 locations this past year throughout Canada and the U.S.
Kevin and his wife, Karen, an elementary school teacher, have two grown children.