Last Wednesday night I had the immense privilege of attending a goodbye celebration for Bill Freund (affectionally known as "Mr. Bill"). After 7 years as the youth leader at Grace Chapel in Castle Rock, Colorado he stepped down to pursue the next chapter God has for him in youth ministry.
Okay, normally I don't blog about people but I'm gonna make an exception today.
Mark Matlock has been the key leader and the face of Planet Wisdom for many years as well as Youth Specialties for the last few years. And now that he is transitioning out of both I think it's time to recognize what an impact he has made on thousands of youth leaders and tens of thousands of teenagers alike.
Last weekend I bumped into my friend Mark Matlock at Youth Specialties. I love the guy. In a ministry world full of plastic people with agendas and attitudes this dude is the real deal. He is creative, highly intelligent, honest and did I say creative?
Although sometimes both