Why do you lead Young Life?
Josh was looking for a way to get back into youth ministry. We both liked the way Young Life interacts with students - outside of a traditional church setting, meeting kids where they are. We love that we can lead together and our children also get to be a part of the fun with us too.
What brought you to Young Life?
Honor met Kerrie at a mom's group. As we became friends, we learned more about Kerrie and Kyle's involvement with Young Life. Josh was first to start checking out YL and a few months later Honor decided to join in.
How long have you been leading?
We've been leading for 5 years.
What is your favorite ministry memory?
Josh - Helping one of my guys perform in a 12 Days of Christmas skit in the Mr. Christmas Tree pageant. My freshman guy won that night!
Honor - Walking through life with the same group of girls beginning as a freshman and now they are off to college. I love seeing how their relationships with Jesus have grown over the years and it is a privilege to be a part of their lives.
How has God grown you through being a leader?
Josh - It has challenged me to learn how to relate to my guys. The struggles that I dealt with as a high school student are very different compared to what kids in high school deal with now.
Honor - Leading has been a new adventure for me. I started off pretty timid when it came to meeting new kids. In fact, that was probably one of the hardest things for me to overcome when I first started leading. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and created a new boldness that I did not have before.
"If you really knew me you would know..."
Josh - I graduated with a BS in religion with an emphasis in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministry in college. My original aspirations were to be a full time youth pastor before going into law enforcement.
Honor - I've been doing open heart surgery recovery in the intensive care unit as a RN for 15 years. I am also an online professor teaching undergraduate courses.