“You cant play the short game in student ministry” – Jeff Borton
“You can’t just think just a few weeks ahead and not think about what are we going to produce ten years down the road from now.” – Jeff Borton
“Who are you becoming as a student ministry leader and who are you developing as a student ministry leader.” – Jeff Borton
JEFF BORTON has been in student ministry for over 20 years. He has
served in both small and large church contexts and desires to see them all
thrive. Jeff enjoys teaching, consulting, and seeing student ministry leaders
develop. He’s passionate about discipleship, missions, and seeing students be
transformed by the gospel.
Jeff is also the co-author of the book, Simple Student Ministry.
Jeff is married to Jen, and they have three boys. They live outside of Nashville,
and love the farm life. Together they enjoy football, hunting, fishing, and diving.
About Ben Trueblood
Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for Lifeway Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at Lifeway, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Instagram and Twitter at: @bentrueblood.
About Katie Wylie
Katie serves as Marketing Strategist for Lifeway Students and has been part of the Lifeway family for nearly 12 years, including two summers as a FUGE staffer. Katie is passionate about resourcing leaders because of the profound impact student ministry had on her faith journey. Katie is mama to identical twin boys and enjoys running, writing, and long walks around Target. Katie is also the human behind our brand social accounts! @lifewaystudents | @studentministry | facebook.com/LifewayStudents
About Nathan Howard
Nathan serves as Project Coordinator for Lifeway Students. and has served in student ministry for 15 years in a variety of roles from volunteer leader and student pastor in the local church to working with student pastors at the associational level. “Producer Nathan” helps facilitate student ministry training through the podcast, Youth Ministry Booster, and other outlets and also served on FUGE camp staff for six years, four as camp director, before joining the team full time. Nathan enjoys baking, video games, and officiating.