New Youth Ministry Director
It’s official! Brian Sullivan is now Wintonbury’s Youth Ministry Director!
For the 2018-2019 school year, Brian led our youth ministry program as a volunteer and this spring Wintonbury brought him on staff as a part-time Youth Ministry Director. Brian also works full-time at Cornerstone Christian Academy as a Math and Science teacher. He brings with him over 16 years of experience in youth ministry. Brian also serves on the Elder Board at Wintonbury, and he is actively involved in both local and world missions.
Below, Brian shares in his own words about his background, his passion for youth ministry, and his hopes for the future of Wintonbury Youth Ministry:
I was introduced to full-time Youth Ministry at Gordon College. I went to seminary at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry to study Youth Ministry in a greater way. Since then, I have served as a full-time Youth Pastor for over 16 years at 3 different churches. I also was privileged to be ordained as a pastor in the Evangelical Free Church.
I have always known that working with young people was my calling which is why I studied education in college to become a teacher. From the start of studying youth ministry, there was one statistic that always influenced me, “80% of all people who accept Christ as Lord and Savior do so before the age of 18.” This has played a big role in why I love youth ministry. I believe teenagers are spiritually attacked in many ways because the enemy knows they are more open to the gospel. I want to be on the front lines of this battle, reaching out to youth, discipling them and helping them become leaders for the Kingdom of God.
This upcoming year, I am looking forward to raising up an even stronger Wintonbury Youth Ministry Leadership Team of volunteer adults who can come alongside our youth, love them and disciple them in Christ. I am also looking forward to challenging our students to become missionaries for the Lord in every area of their lives as well as help our youth group become a stronger community of believers.
If you’d like to learn more about Brian and his family, check out this Elder Spotlight article we published last June. You may also contact Brian directly by email. He is a super friendly guy and would love to talk with you!