My name is Reggie Green. I gave my life to the Lord when I was a child, but turned away from Him when I began playing football in high school. It wasn't until I tasted everything the world had to offer, through college and professional football, that I realized that all is empty without Him. So, in 1998, I came back to Jesus and committed to live sold-out for Him, and to live real with Him, by the power and help of the Holy Spirit!
I am married to my lovely wife, Sara, and have 4 beautiful girls: Faith, Hannah, Jade and Hope.
I have a strong desire to see the youth experience a real, genuine, authentic relationship with Jesus and to share that reality with others.
I became a Christian when I was very young. My dad guided me in a prayer and I asked Jesus to save me from my sin. Although I was very young, I truly believe that I became a Christian that day. During the beginning of high school, I started to be a part of the youth group. I grew into a stronger Christian because of the teaching and fellowship I found in the youth group. Now that I have finished high school I am still learning and growing as I pour back into the youth group. One specific thing that God has layed on my heart for the youth, especially the high schoolers, is for them to speak boldly about Jesus Christ at their schools. I want to see our youth group raising up men and women of God who will be living the gospel to the nations. The way I hope they will begin this is by first bringing it to our Jerusalem, Sarasota/Bradenton. Also, that they will get to know and be known by the other youth so that they may grow together as the body of Christ.
My name is Shay Einhaus and I was not looking for God when He made it clear that He had found me. I was 2 years into a new career, was asked to go to church on and Easter service and the rest is history. I did not even know I needed Him when He radically changed my life despite my opposition to Him. Accepting Christ had made me the man I was always supposed to be and improved our family life dramatically. Since 2004 my career has taken off and my wife has been able to stop working and is now able to stay at home with our children. Our relationship is better, my relationship with my children is better, and for the past 6 years or so we've been the "elder" youth leaders under Sean. It's been great. Having 3 kids of my own, 2 of which are in the youth group now, it has been neat to be a part of what is happening at CCS. Watching how Sean and Natalia pour into the kids is inspiring to say the least. We're the older parental figures in the youth group so our relationship is different with the kids than that of the younger leaders, but I just hope they know that we are always there for them.
My name is Michell Einhaus and I accepted the Lord Jesus when I was 21 years old. The Lord had been speaking to me through a dear friend who had become a believer the year before. Until then, I had gone my whole young life knowing there was something missing and trying to fill that void with all the wrong things. Finally, I allowed the Lord to come into His rightful place in my heart, a perfect fit for the void that needed filled and allowed the long process of "cleaning house" to begin. :) Although I graduated with a bachelors degree in business management, the Lord used that in my life to take me from a retail manager, to a bank manager, then a teacher at Calvary Chapel School, and finally to my current job of a stay-at-home mom. I have also been blessed to be used as a leader in the youth group for the past 6 years. The Lord has also been gracious enough to allow me to use my love of art to paint for the church. :) The 4 years in kid's ministry, 6 years in youth ministry, and 9 years teaching in elementary/middle school have truly given me a wonderful picture of what God is doing in our church of today and the future. I never cease to be amazed by what the Lord is doing for His kingdom through our children and the youth, and I feel so blessed and honored that He allows me to be a small part of that! :) Training up hearts for Him, what a wonderful adventure!