Rev. Dr. Joseph G. Kovitch

Father Joseph G. Kovitch is pastor of St. Matthews Episcopal Community in Westerville, Ohio. In his words: I love the collaboration of reimagining new ways of being Church in the world! I have been ordained for 25 years and have served in many ministry and mission environments, both ecumenically and interfaith. I have served in team ministry in a large traditional parish, led a redevelopment merger of three congregations into a new mission, served as a rector of a large traditional congregation and as a consultant priest to three congregations in transition, and worked in a university setting both as teacher and spiritual leader. I now serve a congregation as a reimagining missional priest that gathers on Sundays in an Irish pub and owns a community house next door. My DMin degree was in Mission Making and congregational leadership. All this being said, my goal is to offer whatever experience I have gained (and continue to serve into) as a coach for both individuals and teams that desire to reimagine the best of our Episcopal identity into new and sustainable community partnerships. As a practitioner of mission, I also offer resources to the communities that I serve as well. Blessings on your journey. For more on Father Joe and his work, visit the St. Matthew's website

The Church in Action: Faith and Church with No Bricks and Mortar

Conversation with Father Joe Kovitch Download or listen to John and Peter's June 26, 2018 conversation with Father Joe Kovitch, pastor of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio. Father Joe had just been appointed to serve at St. Matthew's when the...

The Church and Proximity

Father Joseph G. Kovitch had just been appointed the priest for St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio, when the parish came face to face with the financial realities of a dwindling congregation. A "For Sale" sign went up...