Kevin and Jenifer were born, raised, met, married, and had their children in California. Though they served God in their local church and Awana Club, they felt a burden for missions and felt that God would someday move their family in that direction. After Kevin had unexpected open heart surgery, God put urgency in their hearts that the time to serve Him was now.
Knowing only that God was calling them to step forward in obedience, the Ivies moved to the Austin area without any job prospects or specific direction. Soon afterwards, it became clear that God had called them to become Awana Missionaries.
Kevin and Jenifer have two daughters, Kassarah (16) and Kimberlyn (15). The Ivies serve the areas around Williamson County, Waco, Temple, Brownwood, San Angelo, Midland, Odessa and Abilene.