Kevin King, DLT Advisory Committee

Executive Director, Mennonite Disaster Service

Kevin King was born on a potato and dairy farm in southeastern Pennsylvania.  He attended Eastern Mennonite College (now University), Harrisonburg, Virginia, and graduated in 1981 with a degree in International Agriculture Development. He also received an MBA in International Economic Development in 1987 from Eastern College, St. Davids, Penna.

Since February 2004 Kevin is the Executive Director of Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) based in Lititz, Penna. He served for six years as a board member of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD).

From 1992 to February 2004 Kevin was the Material Resources Manager in Mennonite Central Committee’s office in Akron, Penna.  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.

Previously Kevin worked in Brazil 1981 – 1984 and in Jamaica 1987 – 1991 with Mennonite Central Committee as an International Agriculture Advisor.  

Kevin and his wife, Karen, an elementary school teacher at Lititz Area Mennonite School, have two children.