I am so excited that we have added Brandon and Kara Reed to our family ministry team at Grace Community as our High School & College Pastor. This past year we knew that we had to add student ministry staff. We had grown beyond our capacity to equip our volunteers and continue to engage students. Growth is great, but growth without leadership will only last for so long. So…I had the chance to interview, email, call, visit, and pray with several incredible leaders across the country as we looked for the right person to join our team. At the same time we were watching Brandon launched our first ever college ministry at GCC while at the same time finishing grad school. We finally approached Brandon and Kara about moving their role here to full time and moving into a high school/college role. God took care of the rest and we brought Brandon on full time this month. What I am most excited about with Brandon is our partnership in ministry. We are friends…we are passionate about reaching students and families…we think alike…our strengths compliment each others weakness…we have worked together before. Brandon and I are going to be able to lead the student ministry here together as I focus on middle school relationships and he does the same with high school students and leaders. We both really believe in a team model when it comes to student ministry, our true heroes at Relevant are our small group leaders. Our staff and volunteers function as one team as we lead together. That is what teens need to see in leadership. We can’t wait to see what God does next at Relevant Student Ministry and Grace Community Church!