In December of 2016, University Reformed Church and the families in Kalamazoo called Rev. Neil Quinn to be the church planter. Neil grew up attending URC and was one of the first two interns to participate in URC’s pastoral internship. He received his BA in philosophy from Michigan State University (Go green!), and his M. Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Go…maroon?). He was ordained by the Chicago Metro Presbytery (PCA). Before coming to Kalamazoo, Neil and his family lived in the greater Chicago area while Neil served at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, first as an assistant pastor, and then as their interim pastor.
Neil is married to his beloved wife, Leandra, whom he met at URC and Spartan Christian Fellowship while they both attended MSU. They have three energetic kids: Brielle, Corin, and Talitha. The Quinn family is so excited to be part of the church planting efforts in Kalamazoo. They yearn to see the gospel advance in the community, on the college campuses, and throughout the region.
Neil is an avid sports fan, who probably loves the Michigan State Spartans a little too much. He also loves to read (especially with his family), play music, and exercise outside (although this is probably more of a love/hate relationship). Neil’s favorite thing in the whole world is to teach the Bible and help others find more joy in Jesus.