Randy Coy is a native of Cynthiana, Kentucky. He graduated from Harrison County High School in 1973. He married his high school sweetheart, Denise, in 1974. Denise and Randy have one child, Matthew, who is married to Emily Waxman. Matt and Emily have two daughters, Allison Kate and Lindsey Beth. Denise and Randy are motorcycle enthusiasts and are members and officers of Chapter KY-C of Gold Wing Road Riders Association.
Like many United Methodist pastors, Randy is a second career person. Randy started his pastoral ministry in 1981 as a college student serving a two point charge in southeastern Kentucky. While serving smaller churches, he earned his Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Bible, from Asbury College in 1985. He went on to earn a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1989. Randy was ordained as a deacon in 1988 and as an elder in 1991.
Randy has served as the President/CEO of KyUMH since 2007.
Rev. Coy has been the senior pastor of multi-staff churches. Those churches include; Bardstown, Flemingsburg First, and Versailles First. Rev. Coy also served four years as the Ashland District Superintendent. During that time Randy also served as Secretary and Dean of the Cabinet. Rev. Coy currently serves as the President/CEO of the Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth.
Randy has served in leadership on a number of Annual Conference boards and agencies. He has served on the Board of Ordained Ministry, the Committee on Finance and Administration and Director of the License for Local Pastors School. Randy currently serves as the president of the Kentucky Annual Conference Board of Pensions.
[Pictured] Rev. Randy Coy and his wife, Denise, enjoy motorcyle rides on their Honda Goldwing. They volunteered as "safety ride monitors" alongside cyclists during Settle Memorial UMC's Mary Kendall's Bike FunD Day 100K race.