The leadership board @ KGF is excited to introduce Marcus Schmaling as our candidate for position of Youth & Young Adults Pastor. Marcus and his wife Beth and their two boys Elijah & Rafael have been part of the KGF family for nearly two years, and have served in many significant capacities. Marcus will be candidating Sunday April 6th, and the membership will have an opportunity to vote to call Marcus to this role on Sunday April 13th.
Candidating for the Youth & Young Adults Pastor position really is a dream come true! In the past five years I have felt a little like pre-King David in the pasturelands, longing for a battle, longing for something more. I’ve installed joists (carpentry), learned about velocity (engineering), sold numerous 2x4’s (retail), but through it all I have felt God shaping me for something more.
I believe the “more” is this dream, that God would use a regular guy like me to point KGF’s young people to Jesus Christ. That I would get to be a part of God drawing together a student community where young people have a sense of belonging, encounter the life-changing love of Jesus, and together learn to follow him. What’s amazing is that I see God already birthing this youth community, and the sight captures my heart. I want to give myself—my gifts, my love, my leadership, and my creativity—to this movement!