Penny was born and raised in Burlington, ON Canada. He played baseball at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. It was there, during his junior year, that Penny heard the gospel and believed in Jesus. Following college he spent four years working in college ministry at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church. During this time he met his wife Kat and they were married in 2003. Sensing a call to pastoral ministry, Penny and Kat moved to St. Louis where Penny graduated with an MDiv (2009) and later a ThM (2017) from Covenant Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to CTK Penny served for seven years as the Associate Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in St. Louis. In July 2016, Penny became the Pastor of CTK. Penny and Kat have two daughters, Laine and Mead, and a son, Cole.