Pastor Kevin Urichko began working at Northland in 1991 for then-Youth Pastor Vernon Rainwater. Kevin always felt comfortable as a behind-the-scenes person and never saw himself as a preacher, though God's call to ministry was evident. His time as Pastor Vernon's assistant helped him move toward a shepherding ministry and pastoral care. He now enjoys listening to others through counseling, letting them share what is going on in their lives and applying the Word of God, through a relationship with Christ, to their struggles. Kevin began his studies at Boston University, earning a bachelor's degree with a major in philosophy and world religions. He earned his Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry degrees from Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo, Florida. "Partnering the House Church and the Large Church" was the title of his doctoral dissertation. Kevin desires to see the power of relationships released at Northland for the benefit of our local communities. Kevin provides leadership for pastoral care at Northland, which includes our care and counseling ministries, LifeHope, and pastoral services (such as baptisms, baby dedications, weddings and funerals). He also serves on the board of two local ministries: the Florida Counseling Foundation and His Way Christian Fellowship. Kevin and his wife, Linda, have been married since 1991 and have two children. Kristen is currently at UF pursuing her degree to be a doctor, and Isaac is a financial analyst in Philadelphia. Linda is a teacher at Milwee Middle School and active in many ministries at Northland.