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Discipleship Team

Meet the 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
Thomas Myers

 

YQ E-mail: jsmejkal@liberty.edu
Hometown: Winston Salem, North Carolina
Year: Sophomore
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.

 


Lacy Payton

Discipleship Team Member
Katelyn Scott

 

YQ E-mail: ldpayton@liberty.edu 
Hometown: China Grove, North Carolina
Year: Sophomore
Major: Worship Studies
Why YQ? I desire to serve the Lord with the talents He's given me in any way that I can. Youthquest has given me an amazing opportunity to share God's love with students from all walks of life. YQ has also given me a chance to grow in my faith alongside others who also desire to see His name lifted high! 


Sebastian Hernandez

Discipleship Team Member
James Eldridge

 

YQ E-mail: sshernandez@liberty.edu
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Year: Sophomore
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.


Tori Brockelman

Discipleship Team Member
Claire Jones

 

YQ E-mail: ovbrockelman@liberty.edu
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Year: Junior
Major: Women's Ministry
Why YQ? My passion is ministering to and mentoring young women. I love getting to share with them the love of Christ and seeing the gospel change their lives. Youth Quest is an amazing ministry that gets to influence so many teenagers. I am so thankful that the Lord has placed me on this team so that He can use me to speak truth into lives.


   

Nathan Campbell

Discipleship Team Member
Ethan Harris

 

YQ E-mail: ncampbell6@liberty.edu
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Year: Senior
Major: Youth Ministry
Why YQ? It was in the 6th grade that I surrendered my life to the calling of full-time youth ministry. Although a youth myself; I knew through prayer, Scripture and godly council that I was to serve youth for the rest of my life. My deepest desire is to see people understand the Good News of Jesus Christ. I am honored and encouraged to be a part of YQ and have the privilege to proclaim the glorious truth that: I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.


Hannah Rudy

Discipleship Team Member
Thomas Myers

 

YQ E-mail: hrudy2@liberty.edu
Hometown: Leesburg, Virginia
Year: Sophomore
Major: Music & Worship
Why YQ? YouthQuest is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow while serving and loving others. God has used this team to bless me and many other people. I can't imagine my college experience without it!