Youth Pastor Spotlight: Adam Charbonneau

At a glance:

  • Place of birth? St. Paul Alberta born and raised…..on the playground is where….(-:

  • Married? Yes

  • Kids? Yes 4!!

  • What Church are you at? Bethel in St. Paul

  • How long have you been there? Five years


Q: What’s your favorite city to visit?

A: Truth be told, I don’t relish the city life.  But do enjoy the odd jaunt to E-town.


Q: Favorite Movie?

A: Dances with Wolves


Q: Do you remember when and where you were called to ministry?

A: On my way to a hutterite colony to purchase a cow…(not for sacrificial reasons) about 5 years ago.


Q: What’s your least favorite fast food joint?

A: DQ. Not sure why?


Q: Any pet peeves?

A: I’ve had to think way to hard about this so…..


Q: What’s the biggest mistake you ever made in ministry? What’d you learn?

A:  Overfilled the baptism tank and flooded part of the church.  God will manifest in the natural what he wants to do in the spiritual (-:


Q: What’s your favorite piece of tech for doing youth ministry?

A: I knew this question was coming and I plead the fifth.  We have some pretty sharp young adult leaders who handle this department for me.


Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of youth ministry? 

A: Just about anything outdoors, really love hunting.


Q: Do you have a particular area that your focusing on right now with your students? Why?

A: Small groups.  Cause Ken said so…..Seriously though small groups, relationships seem to make the biggest and lasting impact in a kid’s life.  


Q: Yea or nay to all-nighters?

A: Just mulling over doing our first ever!


Q: What’s the best event you’ve ever done with students?

A: In house retreat where we slept at the church for two nights.  We concluded the weekend by having our youth attend Sunday morning service.  Quite a few parents showed up to check out the service as well, win! win!


Q: If you could gather all the youth pastors in our province in a room, what would you want to say to them?

A: Keep it simple. It will get complicated and maybe even a little messy all by itself.


Q: What’s your favorite part of being a youth pastor?

A: Seeing the lights come on for the first time.