Kenny Conley


Kenny Conley brings nearly 25 years of vocational ministry experience in Kids, Family, and NextGen leadership to the NextGen Division at Slingshot Group. Kenny has served in churches of less than 500 and more than 10,000 – focusing on building healthy volunteer teams and leadership. He has served as the NextGen Pastor at Gateway Church (Austin, TX) and MISSION Community Church (Gilbert, AZ), and most recently as the Kids Pastor at Mariners Church (Irvine, CA). Kenny specializes in helping churches build healthy and integrated family ministry teams, prioritizing intentional small group ministry experiences for kids and teenagers.

Kenny has a passion to see the local church thrive, partnering with several national organizations like Orange, Lifeway, the International Network of Children’s Ministry, and others. He has co-authored and contributed to several ministry books/resources including content for, and In 2018, he and two other NextGen ministry leaders launched Ministry Boost, an organization that helps family ministry leaders grow through in-person and online coaching and resources.

Kenny and his wife Sara have been married for 23 years. Together, they are raising three beautiful kids, Titus, Genevieve, and Elle. In his downtime, Kenny loves to travel, explore new places, hike in the mountains, try new restaurants, and watch movies.