“You have to know your volunteers and what their gifts and talents are. Students get to see adults use their gifts for the Kingdom. ” – Y Bonesteele
“Volunteers need to know the expectations you have for them upfront.” – Y Bonesteele
Y Bonesteele has lived on mission in Madrid, Spain for 6 years, but currently lives in Middle Tennessee with her husband and 4 kids who all are in the youth ministry this year. In her younger years, she was a youth director in small ethnic minority churches. She has an M.Div. from Talbot School of Theology and enjoys duct-taping kids to the wall.
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 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 sports.