Kewanee First United Methodist
Welcomes Pastor Kevin & Marlene Drane

Our Pastoral Family
W. Kevin Drane was raised in southern Johnson County and graduated from Indian Creek High School in Trafalgar, Indiana. Kevin graduated from Purdue with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture specializing in Ag. Economics. He spent the next 23 years working in the agricultural chemical, seed & biotech business holding various sales positions with Monsanto and I.C.I. Americas (known now as Syngenta).Marlene (Clevenger) Drane was raised in Arlington, Ohio (near Findlay) the 6th of 8 children. Widowed at age 38, she met Kevin in London, England. They have been married 20 years. They have 5 children (ages 36, 35, 32, 31 & 28). Their children live in 5 different states.In 2003, after they attended the Walk to Emmaus spiritual retreat, their lives were forever changed. After attending “the Walk”, Kevin re-dedicated his life to the Lord, felt a call to pastoral ministry, left his sales career, and attended seminary. Kevin & Marlene began their ministry together at Clymers UMC, and after he was commissioned he was appointed to the Royal Center UMC. He was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2011.
Kevin & Marlene enjoy being engaged in ministry together. They love people and have hearts for sharing the gospel & doing hands-on ministry within the community. They have also been active in Kairos prison ministries. They enjoy socializing while playing cards or games and often “unwind” by doing some sightseeing from their Harley-Davidson.

Feel free to contact Pastor Kevin or ask a question.