Ken began serving as pastoral team leader at SMC in February, 2022. He previously served for 16½ years as lead pastor of Deep Run East Mennonite Church. Prior to that, he worked at Lacher Insurance in Souderton for eleven years. Ken graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree. Ken currently serves as moderator of Mosaic Mennonite Conference, and has also been a part of various local boards and committees, including Living Branches Board of Directors. Ken is married to Karen (Frankenfield) Burkholder, and has two young adult children – Alyssa and Justin. He enjoys being with family, cheering for Philly sports teams (especially Phillies), running, biking, reading, and eating at a variety of restaurants.
Ken is enthused about giving leadership to SMC, helping to equip and empower the congregation to live-into its vision of “Strengthening Meaningful Connections with Christ, Church, and Community.”