Episode 02 | Women In Leadership: Kevin Crawford

Why would a pastor change his life mission statement after thinking through women in leadership? Kevin shares why on this episode of women in leadership in the church context. Kevin has been pastoring for 16 years and has learned, grown, and shifted his view on women in leadership over the past two decades. On this episode, he shares about creating a culture for women to lead, his thoughts on female pastors, and the women he respects in leadership. He asks some great questions at the end for us all to think through and a game of Mad Gab to start us off? Yes please! Enjoy The Big Top this week! 


Kevin is the lead pastor of Trinity Church in Lakeville, MN. Prior to he planted and pastored Brookside Church in Bowling Green, OH for 16 years. His life mission statement is “to equip and empower people for their God given purpose for kingdom impact.” This mission comes from his passion for the church to be a multiplying movement of disciples that make disciples.

Kevin does this beyond his own local church by coaching church planters, leading learning cohorts, helping oversee a network of multiplying churches called the CREO Collective, and serving on the Board of Directors for the Evangelical Free Church of America. His genuine affection for people, a deep love for God’s Word, and a passion for the glory of God characterize his ministry.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and Communications from Kent State University and a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Kevin has previously served as a Young life volunteer, pastoral intern in Northwest Ohio, and associate pastor in Chicago and Michigan. Kevin loves being with people, cycling, skiing, and coaching his boys’ sports teams.  He and his wife, Dulcie, have four sons and reside in Lakeville, MN.

Amy Seiffert