About Me

Screen Shot 2013-12-21 at 6.20.30 PMAfter a career ending knee injury, I left competitive curling and have dedicated the last 15 years of my life to loving students. I enjoy partnering with other youth workers to help students come to know and follow Jesus. I am a network facilitator for the pacific southwest for the Evangelical Covenant Church and have been a resource for other youth workers for the past 7 years. I still bring pizza to any and every youth gathering. And now have to run 20 miles a week to burn off the pizza weight in order to keep the love alive with my wife. I love my kids, baseball, writing, and my iPhone, and don’t understand Twitter. For the past 7 years I have served at Marin Covenant Church as the Pastor to Children and Students. You can check follow my struggling Twitter account at www.twitter.com/averageym.

I have the pleasure of speaking and teaching for youth events, youth worker gatherings, and every week to my ministry laboratory known as my youth group.   Besides speaking, I have had the privilege to write for a number of websites and journals including faithvillage.com and churchleaders.com, and currently I am a contributor and curriculum writer for youth ministry360. I have authored two books, Holy Parenting and Average Youth Ministry, and in the process of my third.

I also have the opportunity to serve in my denomination on the speaker team and as the coordinator for our National Youth Worker Network.

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One response to About Me

  1. ok, bro. i’ll accept the assertion that you are “average.” but i’ll always be amazed at the “way above average” things that result from the ministry and life of such an otherwise “average” guy!

    from an admiring and appreciative fiend whose initials are, btw, “a.v.g.” :-)

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