“In our mastermind we would take time to hear how student ministry was going in different areas across the country. It is amazing to see how God is moving in students lives and having that moment with fellow student pastors is really important” – Jason Stanland
“Being able to have a group of fellow student pastors to bounce ideas off is very helpful. ” – Bryant Forshee
Jason Stanland is the middle school pastor at Fruit Cove Baptist Church. He has served in three different churches each with a different context from rural to suburban. Jason has lead middle school, high school, college, and camp ministries. Altogether he has been in ministry for 12 years. Jason also currently hosts the Parent Life Podcast. He is a Florida native and loves serving in his home state. His happy place is fishing on his boat!
Bryant Forshee has served as the JHigh Pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church – Plano Campus for the past 5 years, where he was an intern in the JHigh ministry for a year prior. He loves all things Auburn Football, UNC Basketball, and unfortunately he says, he is starting to love running. Bryant says his wife Kyndall is way out of his league, but he is thankful she puts up with him.
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.