Youth Ministries

Youth Meet the Staff

 

Scott McDermid

 

Scott McDermid, Director of Youth Ministry

Favorite drink at Starbucks:
Prefer Dunkin Donuts coffee actually


Playlist:
I love bands like Needtobreathe, Fiction Family and 90’s Dance Music!


First job:
Worked for about a week at Party Time Rental during one summer in Jr. High…quit because they worked me like 12 hours a day.


Personal Info (family, school...)
Married to my wonderful wife Nicole for 11 years; have a son, Caleb, a dog (Einstein) and a cat (Samson).  I graduated from Taylor University with a degree in Christian Education in 2001.  I graduated from Carmel High School (go greyhounds) where I was on the wrestling team and a 3 year member of the Ambassadors Choir.


If you could be on any reality show, which one you go on?
No Question, I would be on “The Amazing Race” with my wife or with Kevin Andrews.


American Idol audition song:
“Desperado” by the Eagles.  It was my son’s favorite lullaby, so I sang it a lot and I’m pretty good I think.


Favorite books:
“Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer, anything by Bill Bryson “The Irresistible Revolution” by Shane Claiborne “ or anything by C.S. Lewis.


Something you wish students understood:
That God loves them, always, no matter what…He is crazy about them and they can’t mess up enough to make Him stop loving them.


Favorite Bible Verse:
That’s hard…I’ll go with Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”





Kevin Andrews

Kevin Andrews, Minister of Youth 

Favorite drink at Starbucks:
I’m not a huge coffee drinker and I’m cheap so probably tap water. Probably the best drink on their menu would be 2% milk because there isn’t a more refreshing liquid in the universe.


Playlist:
I don’t own an ipod. Mostly I sing to myself in falsetto to the dismay of my wife Sandra.


First job:
Mowing lawns at the age of 12 for the neighbors. My first formal job was working at Wendy’s. They called me the grill master…some still do.


Personal Info (family, school...)
I have been married since 2003 to my beautiful wife, Sandra, who is the joy of my life. We recently expanded our family to include 2 children, Tasha and Ross. I have two wonderful parents who I am turning into. I have two vibrant (read “talkative) younger sisters. One married and one graduating high school soon. Both were at one time an arch enemy and now are great friends….I love them both. Graduated from Maconaquah High School near Kokomo, IN in 1999. Bachelors in Religion and Philosophy from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2002. Play guitar, paintball, and with fire (or more specifically fireworks). Aspire to be a jack-of-all-trades. I’m 1.3% there.


If you could be on any reality show, which one you go on?
Survivor. I’ve been a fan since the first show and always wanted a chance to prove my survival skills (starting fire, spearing fish, eating bugs). It is still on my long list of things to do before I die.


American Idol audition song:
I would never audition for American Idol. I could never win and hopefully am not bad enough to be ridiculed in front of millions of viewers.


Favorite books:
Chronicles of Narnia (especially “The Horse and His Boy”), The City of Ember, The Case for Christ, The Minor Prophets of the Old Testament (all the ones you can’t pronounce like Habakkuk), Wild at Heart.


Something you wish students understood:
That following Jesus can be more exciting, extreme, and thrilling anything else in the world. If the Christians you know don’t experience this, you can show them how to live, love, and forgive in radical ways.


Favorite Bible Verse:
Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him. Job 13:15




Ashley Edwards


Ashley Edwards, Youth Ministry Assistant

Favorite drink at Starbucks:

Ooh! Peppermint mocha when its cold. Peppermint mocha frapp when its hot.

 

Playlist:
Mumford and Sons, Hillsong, Ingrid Michaelson, The Script, Jack Johnson, Needtobreathe...

 

First job:
A dietary aide at a nursing home in my hometown in high school.

 

Personal Info (family, school...)
I got married in August 2013 to Garrett Edwards. We are currently expecting, and I am due in September 2014. I wish we had a dog, but that is in the future. Garrett and I are both originally from Ohio (but different parts). I graduated from Taylor University with a degree in Christian Education in 2013 and had a phenomenal experience there.

 

If you could be on any reality show, which one you go on?

Ugh. None. I cannot stand reality TV.

 

American Idol audition song:

"All too well" by T-Swift.

 

Favorite books:
So many. The Harry Potter Series, anything by Sarah Dessen or C.S. Lewis, Love Does by Bob Goff, The Shack, Captivating by Stasi Elderidge.

 

Something you wish students understood:
That God AND the Bible are relevant to their current situations as teenagers.

 

Favorite Bible Verse:

2 Corinthians 12:9 - "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.'"





Scott & Kevin - Youth Leaders