Interview with

Brent Lacy from is featured in an an interview at The interview is about Rural Youth Ministry. and the unique characteristics of working with youth in a rural context. 


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As part of our series about different types of youth work, this week we have an interview with Brent Lacy of

What type of youth work do you do?

I am a Rural Youth Pastor in West Central Indiana.

What do you do in an average week?

My week is split between lunches at our three county schools, networking with other area youth workers, ministry administration tasks (planning activity logistics, etc.), studying and lesson preparation.

How long have you been doing rural youth ministry?

I have been working with rural teenagers for over 13 years, the last 6 full-time.

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Brent Lacy

Youth Pastor. Web Designer. Homeschool Dad. Former Child Abuse Investigator. IT Technician. Writer. Lock-in Survivor. Rural Ministry Advocate. These all describe the experiences and stories that are part of Brent Lacy’s time in ministry. Brent grew up on 160 acres of corn, soybeans and cattle in Southern Illinois. He is currently a Rural Ministry Specialist with National Network of Youth Ministry (NNYM), based in Rockville, Indiana where he lives with his beautiful wife and three awesome kids in the Covered Bridge Capital of the World! His book "Rural Youth Ministry: Thrive Where You're Planted" is available at and on the Kindle Store.

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