In this episode I talk with John Luzadder about how Christ In Youth lead their team through tragedy
John serves as Christ In Youth’s VP of Culture and has been with the ministry since 2008. As vice president of culture, John works with teams to influence how CIY treats, develops, and takes care of its staff. This includes opportunities for individuals to grow spiritually, personally and professionally. He also oversees the final product of everything CIY delivers globally to make sure it meets the “CIY cultural standard.” Prior to joining CIY he worked in youth ministry in the local church. He has served at Blooming Grove Christian Church in Palmyra, IL; Manchester Christian Church in Manchester, N.H.; and West Side Christian Church in Springfield, IL. He is a graduate of Lincoln Christian College. He and his wife, Michelle, have three boys, and their family attends Carterville Christian Church near Joplin, MO.
John and the team at CIY experienced a significant tragedy this past summer with one of their groups while on the road. John shares how that experience and leading the organization has changed how he leads.
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