Rev. Brad Kochis

District Superintendent


Rev. Brad Kochis was elected superintendent of the North Carolina District on June 24, 2022. Brad has been in ministry for 28 years, he invested 11 years as a youth pastor, and in 2003, he planted the Refinery Church of the Nazarene in Columbus, Ohio, where he served for 16 years. Before accepting his current position, he served as executive director of Alumni Relations and Advancement at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.


Some of his hobbies include hiking, golfing, playing pickleball, and riding his motorcycle. He also enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and finding local coffee shops. He and his wife, Melissa, have two young-adult children.