“Jesus is not content to let Lazarus live his new life in his grave clothes. What would it look like if we removed the grave clothes from our lives and walked in fullness and freedom.” – Ryan McDermott
“We often try to keep living in our grave clothes. What are the lies that we are believing?” – Ryan McDermott
Ryan McDermott is passionate about preaching Jesus, helping students be brave enough to believe they can change the world, and training the next generation of church leaders. Ryan has an undergraduate degree in Christian Leadership from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a masters degree in Ministerial Leadership. He has over 16 years of experience serving students in the local church. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of Family Ministry at Christ Fellowship Church; a non-denominational multi-site church with 13 locations across South Florida.
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.