Kai Thurow

Kai has served as the Minister for Youth & Family since 2015.  He resides in Granite Quarry with his wife, Lauren, and their dog Google, the golden doodle. Kai graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2011. He was born in Pennsylvania, but moved to North Carolina when he was 8, so he claims N.C. as home.

In his spare time, he like to hike, watch Netflix/movies, and play Ultimate Frisbee, video games and board games. Kai played baseball for 15 years, so growing up, he looked up to Ken Griffey Jr. Now, he looks up to my parents and how they carry themselves in the ministry that they do. Kai’s favorite superhero is The Flash.

An interesting fact about Kai is he likes to try new things often — which once led to him eating poison ivy once a day for three months because he and a friend read that if you ingest it for three months you build immunity for life. He wouldn’t recommend trying this at home, though. Also, he can’t type with boxing gloves on.

Spending time with the youth is what makes this the most rewarding job ever. He says, “Basically, I have the best job ever – sorry, everyone else!”

Email: kai@stjohns-salisbury.org