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Discipleship Team

Discipleship Team

The Discipleship Team is a group of devoted, God-seeking students committed to serving our Lord, the churches we visit and each other in a way that glorifies Christ. Our team has prepared and studied workshops on a number of issues youth face and battle every day, which we make available every weekend to every church. Our goal is to work with the church so as to increase the knowledge of the youth and promote the benefit of applied knowledge to ultimately glorify God. We want to love you, hang out with you and help you grow towards a true and vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.


Jake Smejkal

Discipleship Team Leader & Speaker
Jake Smejkal

 

YQ E-mail: jsmejkal@liberty.edu
Hometown: Winston Salem, North Carolina
Year: Junior
Major: Pastoral Leadership & Biblical Exposition
Why YQ? I have a tremendous desire to see youth grow in their walks with God, and deepen their relationships with Him.  YouthQuest is a wonderful means to magnify the glory of God by ministering to today's youth.

 


Molly Evans

Discipleship Team Member
Molly Evans

 

YQ E-mail: mevans53@liberty.edu
Hometown: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Year: Junior
Major: Worship Studies: Songwriting
Why YQ? I want to grow deeper in my relationship with Christ and I believe this is the next step. I want to see God move in my life as well as in all the kid's lives that we get to encounter.


Sebastian Hernandez

Discipleship Team Member
Sebastian Hernandez

 

YQ E-mail: sshernandez@liberty.edu
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Year: Junior
Major: Pastoral Leadership & Biblical Exposition
Why YQ? I believe God has placed me here so that I may glorify Him to the best of my ability. By His grace I can share the good news of Jesus Christ with people all over. I have no doubt that God will do incredible things in the lives of many youth through this team. I am truly blessed to be part of such an amazing ministry.


Justice Gilbert

Discipleship Team Member
Justice Gilbert

 

YQ E-mail: jlgilbert8@liberty.edu
Hometown: Vergennes, Vermont
Year: Sophomore
Major: Worship Studies: Songwriting
Why YQ? I decided to apply for YouthQuest because God had been continually growing a passion in my heart to share Christ with people. I was also craving a close knit family of believers that had the same passion that I had and that I could confide in. I love building friendships and really digging deep into people's lives. I am so excited to build these kinds of relationships with teens and share Christ with them!


   

Mike Hines

Discipleship Team Member
Mike Hines

 

YQ E-mail: mhines16@liberty.edu 
Hometown: Chicopee, Massachusetts
Year: Senior
Major: Worship Studies: Songwriting
Why YQ? I have never experienced a greater joy than seeing someone accept Christ as their Savior and surrender their life to Him. YouthQuest is an amazing opportunity to present children and teenagers with the Gospel, to teach them to grow and mature in their faith, and to see authentic life change take place that only Christ can provide.


Hannah Rudy

Discipleship Team Member / Women's Leader
Hannah Rudy

 

YQ E-mail: hrudy2@liberty.edu
Hometown: Leesburg, Virginia
Year: Junior
Major: Music & Worship
Why YQ? YouthQuest is awesome opportunity to minister to students during a vital time in their lives and our's. Being so close to their age, we give students a unique perspective on life and faith. I've seen God do so much through the people on this team. I have absolutely loved my time on YouthQuest! The Lord has really blessed this ministry.