Hi, my name is Ben Zabel. I have been the Youth Pastor at First Evangelical Covenant Church in Grand Rapids, MI for two-and-a-half years. I was also the Youth Pastor at Salem Covenant Church in Washington Depot, CT for 2 years prior to that. I am an MDiv student at North Park Theological Seminary, due to graduate in May of 2011 (fingers crossed). I am married to my wonderfully supportive wife Andrea, who also has a passion for youth ministry and who pours into the senior high youth at our church. We have a 2-year old son named Isaiah and another child on the way. I grew up in the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination, which has helped form my desire for inclusion and conversation, as well as my deep desire for a personal faith that compels me into the community of faith and the world around me.