Kyle Pickell

JustLead Youth Ministry Coordinator - Emerald Ave. UMC

(865) 637-3227 x116

Kyle Pickell was born and raised in Southern California. He moved to the east coast to attend Covenant College where he earned his degree in community development with a minor in youth ministry. After college, Kyle and his wife lived in Washington D.C., then in Hondouras, and now are excited to make Knoxville home.

Kyle is passionate about helping every person receive supportive community to thrive and is excited to be a part of God's Kingdom work through Emerald Youth's JustLead Ministry. He and his wife, Carrie, attend Emerald Avenue UMC. They are also involved with The Restoration House of East Tennessee, where Carrie works, and with the local Christian Community Development Association chapter.

During free time, Kyle enjoys reading history/biography books, playing spikeball, watching baseball, and finding new recipes and cooking. He and his wife also love a good game night!


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