Nathan Calvert joins Middletown UMC as youth minister

December 05, 2020
By Alan Wild
Nathan Calvert, Director of Kavanaugh Conference & Retreat Center and Associate Director of Ministry with Young People since 2016, has accepted a position as Director of Youth Ministries at Middletown UMC. His first day on the job was Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Since Kavanaugh, located adjacent to the Kentucky Annual Conference headquarters in Crestwood, suspended operations effective summer 2020, Calvert had been overseeing the grounds and working to prepare them for this season of inactivity – similar to how the camp was normally “winterized” before the cold season.
“It is such a joy to serve young people in the Louisville area at a church I already love!” Calvert said. “I feel so blessed to be joining the Middletown ministry team to continue ministry at a church with a mission to grow young people into passionate spiritual disciples.”
Rev. William Moore, Director of Connectional Ministries, expressed gratitude for Calvert’s work on behalf of the Conference.
“Nathan has helped us as a Conference think more missionally, not only in Camping and Retreat Ministry, but more broadly as a church,” Moore said.
Rev. Gary Gibson, Senior Pastor at Middletown, said: “We are happy to have Nathan Calvert as a part of our team at Middletown UMC as the Director for Youth Ministries. We are excited about the experience and enthusiasm Nathan brings to this role. Our youth ministry is moving toward very fruitful days.”
With Calvert’s departure from the Conference, any questions about camp-related activities or programs should be addressed to Warren Hopper, Executive Director of Camp & Retreat Ministries and Director of Loucon Camp & Retreat Center, at:
Questions about the Kavanaugh grounds should be addressed to Rev. David Garvin, Director of Administrative Services, at
Questions about the young people’s ministry should be addressed to Moore, at