The Commune-ity Team
Meet the team behind The Commune-ity website! The team has been hand-picked from student ministers who are currently working in the trenches. They understand the need for free resources that are easy to access. Check out their stories below…
Josh Carson joined the General Youth Division in the fall of 2013. Before coming to St. Louis he was privileged to serve as a member of the Ohio Youth Division. He was blessed to serve the OYD for over twelve years, serving as Sectional Director, Youth Secretary, and Ohio Youth President. Josh was a full-time Youth Pastor in Tallmadge, OH for twelve years, most recently serving as the Assistant Pastor to Ken Bulgrin. Josh has also enjoyed working as FACT Academy Marketing & Financial Director putting his love for design and communication to task.
Derek has been involved in youth ministry for 11+ years. He is happily married to Amanda and they have two sons, Bryce and Cayden. In addition to his district role, Derek serves as assistant to the pastor at Apostolic Worship Center in Norman, OK and dabbles in graphic design.
Nate first experienced youth ministry in the summer of 1996. Over the next several years, he volunteered in a variety of ways in his local church. In 2001, he accepted his first full time position as a student pastor and has continued in that role ever since! He is fortunate to be married to his best friend, Sarah, and with her help is attempting to raise Olivia, Nicholas and Ava. Nate and Sarah’s desire is that their children will one day not only view them as their parents, but also as their best friends!
Vinny serves as the Youth Pastor of Abundant Life Church, a licensed minister with the UPCI and Section 3 Youth Director for NCUPCI. He is also a media production engineer, with a specialty in sound, having graduated from Nassau Community College with a 2 year degree in Studio Engineering.