Director of Middle School NexGen Ministries
Email Dave Jans
(407) 876-4991 ext. *254
Dave came to St. Luke’s with his family in the summer of 2000. He served as a youth ministry intern from late 2004 until the end of the 2006 school year where he heard his call into vocational youth ministry. He served on team at the Warren W. Willis Youth Summer Camp in the summer of 2006. From August to December of 2006, he served as an intern with the Forthspring Intercommunity group in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, working to bridge the gap between Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods along the “Peace Wall”. When he returned in 2007, he became the Director of Emerging Ministries with HopeSpring Church where he lead the worship team, the young adults and youth groups. In 2008 Dave became a part of the NexGen staff as the Associate Director of NexGen Ministries until 2012 when he was promoted to the position of Director of NexGen Middle School Minstries. Dave’s job focuses on the spiritual formation of students in 6th through 98th grade. He leads weekly programming, creates curriculum, recruits volunteers and plans off-site events that help middle schoolers worship, connect, grow and serve at St. Luke’s.
Dave is a Florida native and worked in both Disney and Universal Theme parks before coming on St. Luke’s staff. He graduated from Dr. Phillip’s High School in 2001. He attended Point Park University from 2001-2003, majoring in Musical Theatre. He has been certified as an OCN level 3 youth worker in Northern Ireland. Dave enrolled in the Youth Ministry Institute in 2012 and will receive his certification in 2014.
Dave is a big Gator fan and supporter of all Pittsburgh teams. He also loves sci-fi and music. He married his wife Ashleigh in 2009 and they have one son named Wesley and a German Shepard named Sierra.
Dave's Spiritual Gifts: Creative Communications, Shepherding, Teaching
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