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Chris Renzelman
has been a full-time vocational youth worker since 1971 when he joined the high school staff of Campus Crusade for Christ. In 1978 he was part of a handful of youthworkers who informally and then officially chartered in 1979 as the National Network of Youth Ministries. Chris, as a charter member, continues to encourage youth workers to focus on the Network principles and covenant.
Time, experience and education help spell the word "veteran" for any youth leader. Chris identifies with that term. For close to 24 years he was Minister to Students at Highlands Community Church in Renton, Washington; a church he and his family still call home and volunteer in ministry. Chris is currently serving with others across the country to resource and equip those heading into or currently in ministry with young people. Some of Chris's current focus and energy are spent as...

He and his wife Rebecca, have two daughters and a son-in-law. As empty-nesters, they still
live on a small acreage outside of Renton with a handful of remaining sheep out of their 4-H flock
of registered Shropshires. Chris can be contacted at crenz@networknw.org. or 800-470-3101

Tom Horton is the founder and director of Rural Church Youth Ministry (RCYM), a ministry team concept that unites suburban churches with rural ministry opportunities. He facilitates summer ministry camps which involves on average 55 churches in a given summer. A former youth director of Boulevard Park Presbyterian Church in South Seattle for 28 years. Tom now serves northwest youth leaders as a mentor, consultant and trainer.
Tom can be contacted at ruraltom@juno.com or by phone 206-954-4100.

Tom has a brochure about developing student leadership through ministry camps.

Patty Ladd has been involved with Youth Ministries handling office duties for Network Northwest since 1988. She also served for 4-1/2 years working in the youth ministries office at Highlands Community Church in Renton Washington. She and her husband, John, have two children. Patty can be contacted at pattyl@networknw.org.


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