The Rev. Kevin S. Brown
The Rev. Kevin S. Brown grew up in the Asheville area and has been an Episcopalian since the age of five. He is a 1991 graduate of Duke University with a double major in Psychology and Mathematics. While serving as a project manager in the Air Force, he received a Masters in Business Administration at the University of West Florida in 1996. After his military service, he moved to Memphis, Tenn., where he worked in multiple roles in finance and marketing for FedEx Express and helped launch and manage a successful money management firm. Kevin discerned his call to the priesthood and received his Masters in Divinity from The General Theological Seminary in New York before accepting the call to become Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Paris, Tenn., in 2007. He was called to serve as Rector here at the Church of the Holy Comforter in 2010. Beyond the parish, Kevin is engaged in the city and in the Diocese of North Carolina. He, is on the Board of Trustees of Trinity Episcopal School, and has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Loaves and Fishes of Mecklenburg County. He is an alumni of Leadership Charlotte (Class XXXIII). Kevin currently serves as the Dean of the diocese's Charlotte Convocation, and is an active member of multiple diocesan committees. His wife Caroline is also a Duke graduate and is an accomplished artist. Kevin and Caroline have two daughters, Emily and Maggie. Kevin enjoys jogging and reading, though not at the same time.
The Rev. Amanda K. Robertson
The Rev. Amanda K. Robertson was born in the nation’s capital and grew up in the surrounding suburbs. She began to discern a call to the priesthood in college and participated in the Young Priest’s Initiative of the Diocese of Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Religious Studies, Amanda went on to receive a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. From her ordination in 2006 until October 2011, Amanda served at the Church of the Incarnation, New York, New York. Amanda’s husband Terry is well-known in Charlotte for founding Robertson Funeral & Cremation Service in 2007. The couple and sons T.J. and Townsend live in South Carolina. Amanda's responsibilities at Holy Comforter include newcomer welcome and incorporation, coordinating parish-wide programs, and leading the Spanish-language worship service.
The Rev. Gene Humphreys
The Rev. Gene Humphreys has lived in Charlotte most of his adult life. Gene grew up nearby in Shelby, NC, until his family moved to Canada. He went to Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and later returned to the states and settled in Charlotte. He mentored Education for Ministry programs for 18 years, was an active member of St. Peter’s, and completed a Masters in Social Work at Chapel Hill. His theological studies for the diaconate were through the Center for Anglican Studies at Duke University. Since his ordination in 2009, he has served in three Charlotte churches, St. Andrew's on Central Avenue, St. Peter's downtown and The Chapel of Christ the King off North Davidson Street. After having been non-parochial for nearly two years, Gene graciously answered the call to help guide Holy Comforter’s active outreach ministries. Gene shares his home with two golden retrievers and spends his (about to become much more infrequent) free time with the dogs, gardening, and friends.