Kent is a 1990 graduate of Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, where he earned a bachelor's degree in music education. Prior to entering full-time music ministry, Kent taught middle school and high school band and choir in three different public school systems in Illinois. He served as Associate Director of Worship and Fine Arts at Parma Heights Baptist Church in suburban Cleveland, Ohio for four years before being called to The Chapel in July 2002. Kent's wife, Susan, has taught middle and high school English for the past 30 years and currently teaches at St. Joseph High School in St. Joseph and is also an adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Wades have two grown children, Andrew (married to Lindy) and Michaela.
I was born…and a few years later I was born again.
Life verse…Proverbs 3:5-6
My last meal would be…wait…how would I know it’s my last meal?
My worst habit is…being easily distracted.
My childhood ambition was…to be a professional musician.
My ideal of a perfect day is…I’m not sure what the perfect day looks like, so I don’t know if I’ve had one or not…
My favorite city outside of St. Joseph/Stevensville…is Jerusalem, Israel.
I have traveled to…lots of places, including Chicago, St. Louis, New York City, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Orlando, San Diego, Boston, the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone National Park, Canada, Mexico, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Romania, and Israel, among other places.
Biggest challenge…raising teenagers.
What’s on my bookshelf...music, books, CDs, DVDs, speakers, and various other knick knacks (that all probably need dusting).
Trademark cliché or saying…”not so much”
If I had a different job I’d be…wishing I had this job.
Best advice I would give a 20 year old…seek wisdom from those who’ve already been where you’re going.
If they made a movie about my life, the actor who should play me would be…broke and out of work.