Rev. Gregory E. Kendrick, Jr.
Rev. Gregory E. Kendrick, Jr. is pastor of Cory UMC (North Coast District) in Cleveland and pastor of Connections at Church of the Saviour UMC (North Coast District) in Cleveland Heights. He is an Elder in full connection in the West Ohio Conference, where he also serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry.
Before beginning to serve in the East Ohio Conference in 2017, Kendrick served several appointments in the West Ohio Conference including Broad Street UMC, Clair UMC, and Church for All People. He was also the executive director of the Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone. He currently serves as the executive director of the Cory-Glenville Community Center and is a member of both the North Coast District Missions/Strategy Committee and the North Coast District Finance and Administrative Committee.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Kendrick is a frequent preacher and facilitator at churches and conferences across The United Methodist Church. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Denison University and a Master of Divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio.
He says that he is privileged to be the father of two children, who assist him in growing in patience daily. One of his great joys was leading and supporting Central Ohio’s youngest advocates through Children Defense Fund Freedom Schools.