I'm Larry Woulfe, My wife Kate and I have three kids, they have two significant others, and two wonderful grandkids. For those who don't know me, Kate and I have been at Redemption for eight years. I've been working weekends the last four years and have not been around much. I've since retired. I know that the word "retired" and youth ministry usually don't go together, but I started working with primarily junior high kids in 1990 at Heartland Community Church. That's when my kids were in junior high and, well...they moved on and I didn't.
Through these years I have worked with 6 very gifted full-time youth pastors. I personally have never felt called to work that much and make that little. ;) I feel like the important thing for me is to be present to your kids in the love and power of the Holy Spirit -- to be a person in their lives they can trust and who has their best interest in mind. Jesus causes the growth and has called me to plant and water in this way.
Thank you for entrusting your kids to us. I feel like this youth group at Redemption led by Cole and Valerie is one of the best I have ever worked with.