We are excited to welcome Mitch Barnhart, the Athletics Director for the University of Kentucky, as our speaker for our Homecoming 234 Celebration Service on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.
Entering his 20th year as Director of Athletics at the University of Kentucky, Mitch Barnhart continues to add to his accomplishments as one of the foremost leaders in collegiate athletics.
At the heart of everything are the core values Barnhart has instilled in the department he leads: character, integrity, knowledge, stewardship, and competitiveness.
Impactful in community service, Barnhart has taken part in mission trips and was on the national advisory board of K-Love Radio.
Barnhart and his wife, Connie, also actively serve and support the Christian Student Fellowship and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus in an effort to minister to young people. Connie serves on the board of Easter Seals, using her background in physical therapy to assist others in rehabilitation services.
The Barnharts have three children, Kirby Willoughby, Blaire Jansen, and Scott; Kirby’s husband, McKenzie, and their sons Cooper, Reece, and Gunner; Blaire’s husband, Andrew; and Scott’s wife, Cassie, and their daughter Rylee.