Josh and his wife Kayla serve in ministry at Hope Christian Church in Columbia, IL. Josh became the Youth pastor in 2012, but his new life in Christ actually began at the same place in 2003 at the age of 23. God rescued him from a lifestyle of partying and selfishness. Now, he and his wife along with their children, Lydia, Judah and Titus are passionate about the good news of grace found in Jesus. Their mission is to help students to know Jesus and make Him known to their world around them. They call this focus the #4realz: Where students learn about the Real Jesus (Biblical), in context of relationships with Real People (Messy), so they can live the Real Life (Of purpose) they were created for; entrusted as ambassadors of Real Hope (the Gospel).