Welcome to The Benore’s in Texas! Who are we? We are Kevin and Shantell Benore. Kevin and Shantell have been married since 2001. The Benore Family also includes three dogs: Hoss 4 (Shepherd / Yellow Lab mix), Daisy 3 (Dachshund), and Lexi the puppy (Dachshund mix). We live in Fort Worth, Texas but we met in Orlando, Florida. So why did we move to Fort Worth? Keep reading!
I am a technology manager at an employee recognition company where I have worked since 2005. I lead development efforts through different technologies, most notably ColdFusion. I love all things technology, from computers, to gadgets, to audio/visual equipment. I drive a 2008 Ford F-150 XLT Texas Edition (of course). In fact, I have never had anything but a Ford – odd but true. Instead of a boring old bio, I thought I’d answer questions in FAQ format.
How old are?
Well, that’s not a polite question but since you asked … I was born March, 1976 … so you do the math.
Do you live in a house?
We live in a beautiful two-story house in North Fort Worth. We built and purchased the house in 2005.
What about kiddos?
No children as of yet. We are becoming foster parents soon – but we haven’t finished all of our requirements yet. Likely March or April 2010.
You live in Texas, does that mean you only listen to country music?
Yes we listen to country (but not country western) and yes there is a difference. But I like all types of music. Christian, country, rock, etc. Examples: Frank Sinatra, Brad Paisley, U2, Grand Funk Railroad, the Beatles, etc. I am not into gangsta rap, heavy metal, nor most “pop” music.
So, are you did you go to college?
Did I? Boy did I! Actually, I have three degrees. My first was a bachelor’s in Political Science / Pre-Law from the University of Central Florida (2002). I love politics and the study of it. I then went to seminary and got a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2007). Eventually I want to be an Executive Pastor, which simply put is the Chief Operations Officer for the church. To that end, I got my Master of Business Administration from Liberty University (2008). These are not the only schools I’ve attended along my journey – just the ones I graduated from. Some of the more notable stops where Florida State University (1994-1995) and Valencia Community College (1998-2000).
Seminary? Does that mean your some sort of minister?
A seminary, in short, is institution for higher education whose purpose is instructing students (seminarians) in philosophy, theology, spirituality and the religious life, usually in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. Most seminaries are graduate level, but some offer undergraduate degrees. Just like there are medical schools for doctors and law schools for lawyers, seminaries offer education for ministers. I am not a minister yet, with a lot of evangelical seminaries – you don’t become a minister until you work at a church.
So when will you work at a church?
This is a tricky question. But the plain answer is … when God says so. I fully intended to be in a church by the time I finished seminary, but God had other plans. When he deems it time for me to find my way to my church I will respond.
Anything else we should know?
If you have any other questions, just ask!
More info coming soon.