Regional Search Team Bios

Executive Search Team

We are honored to serve on your behalf as part of the Executive Search Team that is tasked with finding the next Regional Minister in Kentucky. We appreciate and welcome your prayers as we seek to faithfully fulfill this call.

Kory Wilcoxson, Chair

Rev. Kory Wilcoxson serves as Senior Pastor at Crestwood Christian Church (Lexington).  He is a D.Min. student at Lexington Theological Seminary and an M.Div. graduate of Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis).  He is married to Leigh; they have two daughters and two dogs. He is a runner and a Cincinnati Reds fan.  Kory has served as Moderator of CCK and the Council on Christian Unity.  Most recently, Kory has been chairing the Restructure Committee for CCK.

Syvoskia Pope, 1st Vice Moderator (CCK)

Rev. Syvoskia Pope serves as Pastor at New Century Fellowship Christian Church (Louisville).  She is a graduate of Lexington Theological Seminary.   She is a bi-vocational community leader for Louisville Metro Government, and she provides Community Economic Development services for entrepreneurs. She is also the owner of Exousia Financial, LLC.  Syvoskia serves on several boards and committees of the Christian Church of Kentucky: she is 1st Vice Moderator, Co-Convener of New Church Ministry, board member of Mission Behind Bars and Beyond, and serves on the CCK Reconciliation Team.

Paul Jackson, Personnel Committee Chair (CCK)

Paul Jackson is a lay leader at First Christian Church  (Covington).  Born into a devout Southern Baptist family, Paul changed his membership to Disciples of Christ when he met his wife Sheri.  He retired from Procter & Gamble in June 2018 after 34 years of global supply chain work.  Paul’s hobbies include golf and reading.  He has served the Region on the Regional Board as Chair of Budget & Funds in a previous biennium in addition to his current service as Chair of the Personnel Committee.

Laura Barkhauer

Laura Barkhauer is a member of Beargrass Christian Church (Louisville). She has been a member of the Christian Church (DOC) for over 25 years, and has served as an Elder, a Sunday School Teacher, a VBS leader, a Children’s Ministry member and chair. For many years she has served on the Christmount Council & Board, currently serving as the Moderator. She spends time volunteering in her community, currently with the American Cancer Society as chair of the local Relay For Life event. Laura is a licensed real estate professional with Keller Williams Realty Consultants.  She is married to Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, Director of the Center for Faith & Giving of the Christian Church (DOC). They have three children & two grandsons. 

Darrell Hayden

Rev. Darrell Hayden is the pastor of High Street Christian Church (Mount Sterling). He has been the pastor for the past 23 years.  He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, with a major in Philosophy and Black Studies.  He is married to Jacqueline; they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Darrell has previously served as Moderator for the Christian Church In Kentucky and currently serves on the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Antonio Sherrill

Antonio Sherrill serves as a lay leader at Second Christian Church (Mayfield). He is a 5th grade teacher at Mayfield Middle School, where he has worked for the past 10 years.  Antonio is the father to a son and a daughter.  He is a candidate for Commissioned Ministry.

Linda Creason

Rev. Linda Creason is a member of First Christian Church (Paducah).  She is married to David (63 years).  They have three children, 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.  She served as Office Manager at an outpatient radiology clinic for 35 years.   At age 50, Linda went into ministry.  She became a Commissioned Minister in December 2009.   She ministered at Bardwell Christian Church for over 13 years. She then served as interim at Dawson Springs on two separate occasions for about 1 year each time.  Linda still does pulpit supply in the West Area.  She has served on the West Area Board and the state CWF Board.

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