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A group discussion, round table, Q&A session about the topic that is a constant struggle for everyone. Volunteers. Best practices for recruiting, training and keeping volunteers. We want to share some of our secrets and allow for an open forum for us all to learn from each other. Its gonna be great.

About the speakers


Nathan VonMinden

Nathan VonMinden
Worship and Creative Arts Pastor
Grace Point Church

Nathan is a rocket scientist turned filmmaker. In 2005 he graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and worked briefly as an engineer. During that time he learned to be a filmmaker on the side and began serving as a director. Now he is devoted to filmmaking full-time. His engineering background has served him well in production, creativity, organization, leadership, and technology. Nathan has been producing films of every genre for the church and other clients for the last 13 years. Currently he is the Worship and Creative Arts Pastor at Grace Point Church in San Antonio and oversees all aspects of worship and artistic expression for four live services in two locations each weekend. He has been married for 13 years and has 6 children.

 

 


Greg Berry

Greg Berry
Worship Pastor
Grace Point Church

Hi, I’m Greg, I married my beautiful bride, Darci on August 16, 1997. We have two awesome kiddos, Hayden (16), and Emma (13). We live in San Antonio, TX and serve a fantastic church, Grace Point Church. These days, I’m primarily serving at our West Campus.

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and gave my life in faith to Jesus, Christ in 1990.

I am a Worship Pastor and have been leading worship since 1990. I am a keyboard player and vocalist and love having the opportunity to gather with the body of Christ to worship the King of kings! While music is a great tool that I’m incredibly grateful for, I consider my strongest asset to the body of Christ to be my heart for people. I love to help people. My greatest desire is to help people identify their gifting and put it to use for the glory of God in the church. I am a strong team-builder and have over 25 years of successes and failures in doing just that. I have hit a stride and rhythm these days that feels just right. I love being a part of building his church by inspiring others to participate in making the name of Jesus famous – all so that the world around us may come to know Him.

One of my favorite quotes and one that I think of often in doing what I do is this:

Antoine de Saint-Exupery: If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

…and Jesus is the greatest pursuit…


Caleb Saenz

Caleb Saenz
Worship Pastor
Grace Point Church

Caleb Saenz is a Worship Pastor at Grace Point Church in San Antonio, Texas. Though he was born and raised in a church-going family, vocational ministry was never something he envisioned for himself. Caleb spent his formative years, as many church kids do, actively avoiding all things church, but seasons spent away from Jesus took their toll when he realized in the midst of significant personal loss that there was nothing to find in his wanderings that could bring peace. At Grace Point, worship music became his point of re-connection and restoration in the body of Christ. Caleb began volunteering in the worship ministry and eventually became a full-time staff member. Today he leads worship at the church’s Medical Center campus and writes songs, poetry, and more at his blog, Liturgical Animals.


Carrie Lucas

Carrie Lucas
Production Manager
Grace Point Church

I am the Production Manager at Grace Point Church in San Antonio, Texas. I currently oversee all things production for both of our campuses. My husband, Clint, our three children: Carleigh, Connor and Colbie, have called San Antonio home since 2011. One of the first things we asked in helping us find upon moving to San Antonio, in addition to doctors and hairstylists, was a church. Suggestion after suggestion pointed us to Grace Point Church. Our family is thankful to call Grace Point Church home.

Not long after joining the church, I began serving in our Children’s Ministry. My heart for serving quickly turned into coordinating evening childcare and monthly kids night out events. Recruiting people to nurture and teach children about the love of Christ was a constant joy for me. I transitioned from coordinating within the Children’s Ministry to taking on a full time job as the Community Ministry Assistant, to the Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor, to the Production Manager within our Worship and Creative Arts team. With each role, I have had the opportunity and joy to recruit volunteers to serve in areas that utilize their gifts.

As the Production Manager, I coordinate, recruit, train and oversee forty volunteers. The volunteers, that I am honored to serve alongside of each and every Sunday, are so much more than just people pushing buttons and making things look and sound awesome! As a team, we invest in the lives of our volunteers. We grow as a team by nurturing, by investing in each and every one, by serving alongside each other, by seeking out their individual giftings, and by challenging one another in all areas of our lives. Doing life together is key in investing in our volunteers…our teams…our family within the Worship and Creative Arts Ministry.