Youth Pastor Spotlight: Kevin Janzen

  1. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Shape-shifter
  2. Do you have any nick names? Grade 6 - Magic Janzen, 20’s – Kevy, once in a while – Rev Kev
  3. Where did you grow up? Carman, Manitoba.
  4. What’s your favorite movie show of all time? Gladiator
  5. Do you remember when and where you were called to ministry? Still waiting for that (😜). A mentor once explained to me that some people are specifically called, like Jeremiah, while others respond to God’s call and the need around them, like Isaiah. I think I’m the latter. And that explanation was crucial for me in Bible college.
  6. What’s the biggest mistake you ever made in ministry that you look back at and laugh now? Giving Jr. High students Red Bull at an all-nighter. What an idiot! Timmy got his teeth messed up over that mistake.
  7. Have you ever lost a student at an event/camp/retreat? No, not that I know of. Though they might still be lost, I guess.
  8. What’s your favorite piece of tech for doing youth ministry? Planning Center, DYM, CCB, Spotify.
  9. What do you enjoy doing outside of youth ministry? Hanging with my family, playing football, watch football & baseball.
  10. What’s the worst injury that’s happened to a student at youth group? Timmy’s teeth got knocked out in the middle of the night at NBNY a few years ago.
  11. Yea or nay to all-nighters? Heck yes.
  12. What’s the best event you’ve ever done with students? Color Blast – relays and wide games with color powder – followed by campfires in the parking lot.
  13. If you could gather all the youth pastors in our province in a room, what would you want to say to them? I’d probably be asking for their wisdom.
  14. What’s the hardest part of being a youth pastor? Alignment – there are hundreds of great things that I can spend my time on. But which are the ones that are best fitting for God’s call for me and His direction for our students.
  15. What’s your favorite part of being a youth pastor? Journeying with students and watching them have those lightbulb moments with God.
  16. Is there anything that you’re really excited about in the near future? LA Dream Center Missions trip this August!