John David Kenney

John David Kenney was born and raised in Waynesboro, Virginia. He grew up with a strong desire to follow God from a young age. When he was 10 years old his family started attending the local Mennonite church and John David has considered himself a Mennonite since joining that congregation at age 13.

He attended public school for his K-12 and undergraduate education. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from William and Mary as well as an Associates degree in Religious studies also from William and Mary. He graduated from W&M in 2013 and married his high school sweetheart, Ariel, in the summer of 2014. Ariel has a B.S. in nursing from Eastern Mennonite University.

In 2017 John David started attending seminary at Eastern Mennonite Seminary after having worked in a local factory. He quickly deepened his appreciation for Anabaptist theology and continues to have a deep commitment to Anabaptist ways of understanding Scripture. 

John David graduated from Seminary in 2020 with an M.Div. with a focus on congregational ministry. He and his wife moved to Iowa for John David to start working at West Union in August 2020. 

In September of that year, they welcomed their first son, John-Levi. They currently have two boys, John-Levi and Judah, and are expecting their 3rd boy, Asher, in late July. Keeping up with the boys and playing with them is John David’s biggest pastime. When he can find extra time John David enjoys hunting, watching movies, and playing video games.


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