Our Growing Team

I’m super excited to announce that our team is growing here at Fresh Ministry Consulting. Not only is Michelle our Chief Editor but starting this week we have added two new people to the team, Sydney and Matt.

Sydney and Matt are both joining our team as Content Creators. Sydney Penner will be creating content from the student perspective. She graduated a year ago and has a huge heart and passion for youth ministry. She was one of my early Student Leaders and has always had an critical eye to help make things better. She will be making some of her own content but most of the time you will see her STUDENT PERSPECTIVE note within our blogs and posts.

Matt Boettcher will also be creating new content but Matt’s primary area will be blogging his journey as he steps into his very first SOLO Youth Pastor role. Matt is one of the best young Pastors that I know and he has a passion for writing and teaching. He is funny, great at his job and has a huge heart for ministry.

These three amazing people and myself make up the founding team for Fresh Ministry Consulting and we are pumped for the future. Each one of them brings something new to the table and helps bring the counter point to my experience. I’ve been honoured to call them friends for years and now I’m excited to call them teammates.


Slow and Steady

Well Fresh Ministry Consulting is growing slowly but steadily these days. This week we added our very first “Guide“. The guides are meant to be additional information and resources to the videos. They may not always have a video attached to them but the goal is to give you some material that you can bit in to and work your way through.

One of the most exciting things for me this week was that our Top 10 Transition Tip Guide was edited by the one and only Michelle. Michelle is one of our founding team members and she is our Chief Editor. Its a big fancy title that just means Michelle can edit really really well. We also have two additional team mates but I’ll be waiting a few more weeks before I introduce them to you.

Over all this has been an exciting week and I can’t wait to see how things grow.



Soft Launch

Welcome to Fresh Ministry Consulting and what I hope will be the start of a grand adventure together. My heart for Fresh Ministry Consulting can be summed up in our mission statement.


This is how we as a team want to achieve this mission.

  • Post at least one video, blog or guide a week
  • Bring in Pastors and Leaders that are smarter and wiser then us
  • Create an open space where you can suggest you questions
  • Be available for one-on-one consulting (As time allows)
  • Provide as much of the content for free as we can

With all that said I also want you to know that this is a passion project. Some things might not be as pro as we would like, we are working with ZERO budget and from time to time some spelling and grammar may be off (My Issue). If you can roll with that I truly believe this has the potential to be an huge resource for you as Pastors, Leaders and Churches.

Finally you will see a button or two along the way that says “DONATE”. My goal is to do our best to offer most of the content for free (Big projects and Consulting is the exception). However it cost money to keep the lights on, videos uploading and someday I would like to get some better recording equipment. Never feel pressure to “DONATE” but know that if you do its greatly appreciated.

Thank you for checking us out and stay tuned for more content. There are a lot of exciting things to be revealed in the coming weeks and months. Feel free to contact me any time and check back soon.


Jesse Criss