Andy embodies someone who is called to youth ministry – and knows how he should express it. I love that Andy embraces his call in a unique way. I love that Andy’s method of impacting students comes through quality resources and equipping the adults who lead teenagers. And I especially love that he has leaned into that calling – embraced it – without apology. (You can tell every time he gets called to stand in front of people how much he embraces his ‘behind-the-scenes’ life.)
But I want to bring Andy out front today. It’s his commitment to youth ministry and heart for youth workers that make The Simply Youth Ministry Conference happen. He has become a good friend – and he is a really good man – and a great youth ministry.