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Episode 018 – Meet a Former Student and Intern Who Got Married

Episode 018 – Meet a Former Student and Intern Who Got Married

Definitely my most controversial episode title to date, but it’s not as scandalous as it seems. Kory and Alison Lantz are a former student and intern who did get married. Kory was a part of the youth group and graduated in 2005. Ali came on as an intern in 2007. The two of them met in their college years. Today they lead an amazing youth ministry in South Bend, Indiana called Transformation Ministries.

In this episode we talk about the impact of being involved in a ministry marked by longevity, the challenges of sticking it out in urban ministry, the beauty and brokenness in the communities we serve, and about 20 other incredibly valuable insights for you.

I love being a part of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network.
Check out My Third Decade’s Page and all the other DYM Podcast Network podcasts HERE.

Listen to “Episode 18: Meet My Former Student and Intern Who Got Married” on Spreaker. 

Episode 017 – Meet a Student Impacted by Summer Camps

Episode 017 – Meet a Student Impacted by Summer Camps

This is a bonus episode. I recorded an interview with one of our Seniors talking about for a podcast we do with our church. In it, he talked about the impact our Summer Camps have had on him. I asked the student (Dawson) if he would be okay with me sharing our conversation with my youth ministry friends, and he gladly agreed.

I love being a part of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network.
Check out My Third Decade’s Page and all the other DYM Podcast Network podcasts HERE.

Listen to “Episode 17: Meet a Student Impacted by Summer Camps” on Spreaker.

015 – Meet My Former Student Brad Bullock

015 – Meet My Former Student Brad Bullock

Meet Brad Bullock, one of the first students to say I was like a father to him (I was 25 at the time)!

Brad Bullock is a former student who met his wife in our youth group. He is now the youth pastor at Pathway Community Church in Fort Wayne, IN.

I love being a part of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network.
Check out My Third Decade’s Page and all the other DYM Podcast Network podcasts HERE.

Listen to “Episode: 15: Meet My Former Student Brad Bullock” on Spreaker.

Episode 08 – Meet My Mentor

Episode 08 – Meet My Mentor

When it came to introducing you to my friends, it only made sense to start with my wife Janelle Prenkert. It also only made sense to have the second guest by my mentor Terry Bley. Terry is the one who brought me on staff at my church and willingly moved to the side to allow me to grow in leadership.

I love being a part of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network.
Check out My Third Decade’s Page and all the other DYM Podcast Network podcasts HERE.

Listen to “Episode 8: Meet My Mentor” on Spreaker.

Episode 07 – Meet My Wife

Episode 07 – Meet My Wife

It’s time for Phase 2 in the My Third Decade Universe. Phase 1 has been MY STORY… solo shows all centering around my journey of 20+ years in Student Ministry at the same church and lessons learned along the way. In Phase 2 you are going to meet MY PEOPLE… these episodes will be interviews with a variety of folks who have played into this journey of longevity. I can’t wait for you to meet them!

It only made sense to start with the most consistent AND important individual in this journey… my wife Janelle Prenkert. 

I love being a part of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network.
Check out My Third Decade’s Page and all the other DYM Podcast Network podcasts HERE.

Listen to “Episode 7: Meet My Wife” on Spreaker.