Braden Haley Deisher

Office Administrative Assistant
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What motivates you to work with youth?
I love the way that youth bring energy and vitality into the church. I am coming to believe that a church without youth is like a body without blood. It is amazing to me that I get to be a part of facilitating the infusion of youth into the church!

How many years have you been in youth ministry?
5 years.

What is the best book you have read relating to youth ministry?
The Be Do Go series written by our very own NYI leaders from around the globe and curated by Lisa Aparicio.

What’s the best advice you can give a youth leader?  
Embrace the awkward! You don’t need to be perfect or have it all together in order to be an effective leader!

What’s the best advice you can give to parents of youth?
It’s okay to not have all the answers. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try and talk about the big issues; those conversations are actually important.

What would you like the church to know about today’s youth?
Youth bring an incredible amount of vitality and leadership to the Church. If we can find ways to equip and encourage youth to be leaders in our churches, the whole body will benefit from the perspectives that young leaders can provide.