Jason writes: “I’m really excited about this school year and the joining together of the CSCC and FCCB youth groups! Over the past year, it has been inspiring to see the youth connect, build relationships, serve together, and pray and play alongside each other. And as we head into this next year with even more intentional collaboration, I know this potential will only continue to grow. We have so many fantastic opportunities on the calendar for our youth and I can’t wait see them grow in relationship with each other, the community, and God.”
BIO: Jason Vanderlaan loves to pray and play, and is excited to be a part of the team as Youth Ministry Leader for our combined youth ministry program with the College Street Congregational Church.
After graduating with a BA in Theology, he has served as hospital chaplain, boys’ dean, teacher, business manager, communications coordinator, and pastor. Jason is passionate about creativity, storytelling, and all the practical, empowering connections the way of Jesus has to our everyday lives. He is especially inspired by working with youth, who have such a diverse and engaging spirit of energy and exploration.
Jason also enjoys adventuring with his wife, Natanya and their son, Luther – hiking, canoeing, discovering new places or foods or ideas. He loves live music, red foxes, and tacos.
Welcome to FirstChurchBTV Jason!