John Barker

Plymouth County Campus Life Middle Director

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Where and when did you get started with YFC?

I started to come to youth for christ when I was a kid back in 2001, and continued on to be a Volunteer after high school. I volunteered from 2007 to 2008 and left for college. I moved back to Le mars Ia in 2012 and started volunteering again. I have been apart of a variety of programs. Choices, Middle School/ and High School Campus Life, Family Meal Time!  

What is your current position and what do you do?

Currently I am the Plymoth County MS Campus Life Director

How did you get called to ministry?

In 2011 I felt lead to fill a vacant position at our church as a youth pastor. It was suppose to be temporary, until they found and hired a replacement. Through that process i meet a lot of kids who were going to similar situations i went through as a kid. I Felt God tugging on my stubborn heart and finally accepted his plan for me.

How would you describe your family?

Fun, growing, energized, Christ loving, patient (my wife LOL) Learning, (Wife says Strange) LOL again

What are some things you like to do outside of work?

I spend free time working out and am on journey to a healthier me. I have lost 125 lbs and still have a long way to go! Cooking I love Cooking.

What is something interesting that few people know about you?

I love Strategic Puzzles and games Like chess, Rubix Cubes! I can solve a 3X3 rubix cube in under 2 min

What is (are) your favorite sports team(s)?

LA Rams LA Lakers Nebraska Huskers

What is (are) your favorite food(s)?

Cheese Burgers Hands Down

What is (are) the most extreme place(s) you have traveled to?

Jamaica