At Highlands one of our core values is to develop and champion the next generation of ministry leaders. Our current sermon series in the book of 2nd Timothy is entitled Multiply: Building Godly Next Generation Leaders. As we go through the series, we'll be introducing just a few of the Next Gen leaders who are making a difference for Jesus in various roles, locally here at HCC and in ministries across the world!


Ministry that you serve and lead in: 
Young Life

Ministry location: 

What are some things you get to do as part of serving in your ministry?
Young Life is about relationships. Part of Young Life's heart is stepping into the world of teenagers and building relationships that will last a lifetime. As part of my job with Young Life, I get to spend a lot of time building relationships with people whether that is with donors, community members, school administration, teenagers and leaders. Along with building relationships, I run our evening program, train and mentor our leaders, lead a small group, and build partnerships within the community of Renton.

What do you enjoy about serving and leading?
What makes it meaningful to you?

One of the greatest privileges I have in working with Young Life, is having the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with teenagers. I love watching the teens we work with explore who Jesus is and see their lives transformed. I get excited when they want their friends to hear about who Jesus is. I enjoy watching them become successful individuals who want to make a difference. I also love leading a team of volunteers who are passionate about seeing lives transformed by the gospel. Renton is a hard community to reach, and we have been given such an incredible and unique opportunity to be serving in the schools and meeting the needs that they have which has given us a platform to show Jesus love in a greater way.

How has Highlands helped support you or build into you as a ministry leader over the years?
Growing up at Highlands, I had solid biblical teaching and people who saw potential in me. Next to my parents, I had others in my life at the church who rallied behind me, offering support and encouragement, as I stepped into the call of God had for me to enter into vocational ministry nine years ago. Highlands has provided financial support, prayer support and individuals who have wanted to be a part of what God is doing. Through the programs at Highlands, I was able to take my walk with Jesus seriously. The things that I have learned over the years from my parents and from other individuals has shaped me into the person and leader I am today.

How can we follow what you are doing in ministry? (i.e. blog or email list)
Two ways: Email: Personal website: If you want to know what's going on in the area check out our area

Share a verse or Scripture passage that is significant to you:
"I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 NLT

Bonus question: What do you enjoy doing outside of ministry? (i.e. If you had an hour of free might you use it?)
Outside of ministry I enjoy spending time with friends, being outside (when the weather is nice) paddleboarding, going out on my parents boat, camping, and wakeboarding.