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Portrait photo of the Rev. Trey KennedyThe Rev. Trey Kennedy

The Rev. Trey Kennedy grew up as an Episcopalian and received his call to ordained ministry at a young age. His full name is John Ira Kennedy, III – and as a third, he’s gone by the name “Trey” his whole life.

To receive a well-rounded education and better serve God, he studied in the Great Books Program at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. After graduating, he served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year in Washington, D.C., before beginning seminary at the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Trey returned to his native Alabama where he led three different parishes before moving to Philadelphia. It has been his goal to serve in the Diocese of Pennsylvania, and he is excited about the opportunity God has provided him to do so.

Aside from ministry, Trey enjoys exercising, including running and fencing. He is trained as a Spiritual Director, working on a certificate in Pastoral Counseling, writer of The Gospel according to Superheroes, and an avid supporter of Praying in Color. He also enjoys photography, plays classical guitar, and grew up singing in choir.

To learn more about Trey and to find out where to follow him on social media, go to You can also check out his sermons at

Sermons Podcast

  • Latest: “Welcoming the Word of God In: 7th Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 9, Year B”

    Posted July 7, 2024

    The Rev. Trey Kennedy delivered this sermon at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Drexel Hill, PA. For a permanent link to this and other sermons, ...