Pastors are those who care for those placed in their charge, help facilitate spiritual growth, and oversee the care, protection, and spiritual feeding of the church. Our Pastors are mutually responsible for each other, together they form our Pastoral Council. The Rector (Lead Pastor) is charged with setting our vision, keeping us on mission and overseeing the operations of the church; while the Curate (Assistant Pastor) focuses on our outreach initiatives.
If you want to be mentored and equipped in loving God and each other more, if you seek to find your place in this local church, contact one of these individuals today.
Most Rev. Kenny von Folmar
Bishop/Rector (Lead Pastor)
Bishop Kenny came to our congregation in 2014. After some time away from ministry, he felt the Lord calling him back to serve. Initially, he came to us as Co-Pastor and was soon made Lead Pastor upon the departure of previous leadership.
In June of 2014, Kenny co-founded the Convergent Christian Communion (then known as the Anthem Network), a progressive network of ministers, ministries and churches and was elected to serve as their Presiding Minister in October 2016. After 2 years of discernment, the Anthem Network moved to add the role of Bishop to their governance, in October 2018, Kenny was elected the first Presiding Bishop of the Convergent Christian Communion.
Very Rev. Abbot Kevin R. Daugherty
Curate (Assistant Pastor)
On November 22, 2020 - the Feast of Christ the King of the Universe - Fr. Kevin was called to be the Curate (Assistant Pastor) of Solomon's Porch. Fr. Kevin and his husband Cody completed their relocation to Phoenix in September of 2021.
In addition to his work with our Parish, Fr. Kevin serves as the Secretary Treasurer of the Convergent Christian Communion, a progressive family of ministers, ministries and churches, where he has held credentials since 2017.
Fr. Kevin is also the Abbot and co-founder of the Companions of the Holy Spirit. With his relocation to Phoenix, Solomon's Porch has become the mother church to the Companions of the Holy Spirit (in addition to holding that honor for the Convergent Christian Communion).
In Loving Memory..
Very Rev. Father Tom Weller
Associate Curate (Associate Pastor)
Father Tom was a founding member of Solomon's Porch and began his walk with us as our Teaching Elder. In June of 2014, he co-founded the Convergent Christian Communion (then known as the Anthem Network), a progressive network of ministers, ministries and churches and has served them as Moderator (Vice President) beginning in October 2016. Tom was ordained in August of 2014 and was appointed Associate Curate (Associate Pastor) of Solomon's Porch in December of same year.
Tom's ministry took many forms - from counseling and benevolence to lively discussions and debates about social and theological on social media. In 2019, Tom organized his personal ministry activities under the Good Shepherd Ministries name, a ministry he launched in partnership with Solomon's Porch.
In December of 2020, Father Tom fell victim to COVID19 and transitioned to his heavenly reward. Although he is not physically with us, Tom remains with us in spirit. Because we truly believe in everlasting life, we know that Tom continues to pray with and for us.