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Youth Ministry Team
To discern vision and provide direction for Church of God youth ministries in North America
The Youth Ministry Team (YMT) came into existence to help support local Church of God congregations in their ministry with youth. This team gives much-needed representation for youth ministry across the United States and Canada. The leader of Youth and Family Ministries at Church of God Ministries in Anderson, Ind., leads the team.
Adam Rentas is the Pastor of Student Ministries at First Church of God in Vero Beach, Florida. He was born and raised in Seattle, Wash., and later attended Calvary Chapel Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana.
After graduating in 2003, he answered the call to full-time ministry and joined the staff at a church in Northern California, where he served for 9 years. While in California, Adam also served as the youth director for the Northern California/Northern Nevada/Hawaii Church of God District.
Adam is passionate about introducing students to Jesus and helping them develop a life-long relationship with Him.
Adam and his wife Rachel were married in 2003 and have three amazing children; Samuel, Lydia and Hannah. In his spare time, Adam enjoys spending time with his family, playing softball, watching sports and playing music.
He can be reached at email@example.com.
A graduate of Ball State University, Tami Byrd earned a Bachelor's degree in education and has been in youth ministry since 1997. She currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Children and Youth at South Memorial Drive Chruch of God in New Castle, Ind.
Tami has led workshops at state conventions and other youth events and enjoys speaking at camps, retreats and in a variety of other settings. Tami is passionate about teaching and mentoring young people--she believes that Christian students are called to be ministers of Jesus Christ and that God can and does work through them to build His Kingdom.
Contact Tami here.
Currently the Senior High Pastor at Madison Park Church of God in Anderson, Ind., Eric Reeder has been in youth ministry for over 14 years. Eric speaks at retreats, conventions, schools and leadership conferences bringing a message of truth, hope and identity in Christ. He previously served the local and state youth ministry in W. Va. from 1996-2009.
Eric graduated from Anderson University in 1996 with a B.A. in Education. Prior to his youth pastorate, he was a high school teacher and coach for four years. Eric and his wife, Marsha, have been married for seven years and he has two stepsons, Daniel and Dallas.
Eric loves working out, golfing, dates with his wife, family nights at home, Chick-fil-A, Tim Horton's coffee and Ohio State. Eric is passionate about pouring into emerging leaders and has a heart for empowering all students to find hope and purpose for life in God.
Contact Eric here.
|Chris Spitters |
Chris and his wife Candi have been in student ministry since 1986. After graduating from Warner Pacific College, Chris invested his first four years at College Park Church of God in Long Beach, Calif.
In 1990, he started at the First Church of God in Saint Joseph, Mich., where he continues to lead student ministries. He also leads worship and speaks for retreates, camps and conferences. The most fulfilling aspect of ministry for Chris is to help people discover a passion to use their gifts and abilities to lead and serve others.
Contact Chris here.
Andy holds a bachelor's degree from Mid-America Bible College, a master's degree from Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Andy came on staff as the leader of Youth and Family Ministries at Church of God Ministries in Anderson, IN in 2001. His new book, Smooth Hand Offs - passing the baton of faith to the next generation, is a challenge to individuals and leaders to pass the baton of faith to the next generations.
Andy and his wife Candace were married in 2005 and had their first daughter in 2007 and their second little princess in 2012.
Andy is passionate about teenagers and seeing God use them to impact their world. He speaks to youth in various settings across the world and is focused on helping to raise up a new generation of Christ-centered leaders.
Contact Andy here.
For speaking inquiries, contact Dana Lemón at firstname.lastname@example.org