“Finding community with other student pastors is vitally important ” – Zach Wyatt
“Student pastors have to focus on more than just their strategic ministry. Their personal walk with The Lord and their family life must be the top priority.” – Zach Wyatt
Zach Wyatt has served as the director of Youth Leader Collective since 2016 where he is active in connecting, coaching and caring for youth leaders. His passion is to encourage leaders and create spaces for leaders to be in community and authentic relationships. Prior to serving with YLCo, he served in student ministry for 16 years. He also currently serves as the interim pastor at FBC Fort Oglethorpe. He and his wife, April, have been married since 2003 and have two sons, Noah and Eli. They live in Chattanooga, TN.
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.