Contributors

Rich Landosky | Pastor of Student Ministries
Aldan Union Church, Aldan, PA
Rich has been involved in youth ministry since 1985, right out of high school.  He has served in a variety of leadership roles in youth ministry, paid and volunteer, at First Baptist Church in Toms River, NJ; Grace Community Church in Lacey, NJ; Community Bible Fellowship in Beachwood, NJ; Grace Baptist Church in Lancaster, PA; and Aldan Union Church in Aldan, PA where he has served as the Pastor of Student Ministries since 1994.  Rich attended Northeastern Bible College and graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a B.S. in Bible and Youth Ministry and with an M.A. in Ministry and Leadership Studies.  He is married to the most beautiful woman in the world, Tammy, who serves alongside him as a volunteer in the youth ministry.  He also has two incredible children, Alyssa and Dean. He enjoys music, baseball, coaching, fishing, cycling, motorcycles, all kinds of tech stuff, the NY Yankees, the Pittsburgh Steelers, leadership and, of course, students.

Drew Pederson | High School Ministry Volunteer
Aldan Union Church, Aldan, PA

Drew grew up in the youth group at AUC and now serves as a volunteer in the High School Ministry. He attended (several times) and finally graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a B.S. in Bible. To support his ministry habit, Drew works in the support department of a software company providing “SharePoint Based Compliance Software Solutions”.  A partial list of things he enjoys includes making things louder, strong coffee and flip flops. You can find him blogging at drewism.wordpress.com or follow him at @puffsfuzzyshirt on Twitter.

Seth Cross | Summer Student Ministry Intern
Aldan Union Church, Aldan, PA
Seth is serving at AUC this summer.  He lives in Cheltenham, PA.  He is a recent (May 2012) graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University with a B.S. in Bible and a B.S. in Youth Ministry. His passion is to see youth grapple with the big questions of life and find answers in Scripture. He desires to learn with youth as they seek God together and better understand His world and how we are to live in it. He enjoys playing board games and building relationships while playing them. He loves reading classic novels and watching movies and engaging with the ideas in them. He loves thinking about things and learning whether at school, church, or the movie theater.

Jennifer Phipps | Summer Student Ministry Intern
Aldan Union Church, Aldan, PA

Jenn is one of AUC‘s own, having grown up in the youth group there.  She is entering her senior year at Messiah College as a heath and exercise science major (pre-physical therapy). As the oldest of five, she loves family-oriented activities; her family has really aided in shaping who she is today. Personal traits that they have fostered are a fun-spirited, a slight competitiveness, and a servant’s heart.  When in youth group, she was known for two things: wanting to build human pyramids and making t-shirts for every event. She enjoys sports a lot; both playing and watching. However, she also take pleasure in just hanging-out. She loves new — new experiences, new food, new ideas. One of the things she finds great about youth is that they are all so different. She finds it so rewarding to help a student discover his/her own gift(s) and encouraging them in strengthening those gifts; especially for God’s glory.

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