Email Us | dave@lead222.com
Email Us | dave@lead222.com
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Dave Choutka

Dave Choutka

Dave has served in the local church for the last 20 years. He led youth ministries in both small and large churches for 12 years before jumping into the campus pastor role for the last 8 years. He has also served in various leadership roles within churches, organizations, and non-profits in Ohio, Indiana, and Colorado. Dave owned and operated a youth ministry curriculum company for 10 years and has been a part of the Lead222 community as a coach for the past 12 years. He is passionate about healthy churches and healthy courageous leaders. He also wants to help leaders grow spiritually healthy so they can lead well in their homes, community, and in their ministry. Dave and his wife Dawn have been married for 20 years and have three awesome kids.
Bo Boshers

Bo Boshers

Bo is President of Lead222, a coaching and mentoring ministry to hundreds of youth practitioners around the country. Bo is recognized as a national leader and influencer of youth ministry around the world. He led for many years one of the largest youth ministries and conferences in the country. He has traveled around the world and has trained and encouraged thousands of youth leaders and students. Bo is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and trainer. His passion and vision is to lead and coach youth leaders to live the LEADLIFE that focuses on being a healthy leader leading a healthy ministry that will reach this generation for Christ.
Richy Fisher

Richy Fisher

Richy served in student ministry over 35 years in the local church ranging from small churches in rural settings to mega churches in metro areas. He has also served in various leadership roles in churches, organizations and non-profits throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
During that time, he has served as consultant and contributor to numerous ministries both inside and outside the local church in addition to teaching at various student ministry conferences and training events.
Richy has been a part of the LEAD222 community for 14+ years, serving as a board member and currently on the LEAD222 team as director of strategic development.
Richy and his wife Susan have been married for 28 years and have three boys ages 22, 19, and 13 and live in Van Buren, Arkansas where they enjoy hiking, camping and hunting.

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Dianne DeKoning

Dianne DeKoning

Dianne has served in ministry for over 22 years in various sized churches and 18+ years leading and pastoring in student ministry. Her passion is helping people be the best version of who God created them to be, especially those in student ministry. Through mentoring, coaching, speaking and pastoral care, Dianne finds the greatest joy watching students, volunteers, parents and the staff people who lead them live into their God-given gifts. Watching faith take off in the heart and mind of a student will always be a highlight. Currently, Dianne serves in a non-profit organization her church started and volunteers with local teenagers on Tuesday nights. Dianne has been a part of LEAD222 for 3 years as a coach. She is married to Andrew, and together they are raising three young, vivacious children. Besides loving Jesus, she also loves coffee, pizza, flowers and making room at the table for one more.
Matt Swigart

Matt Swigart

Matt Swigart has served in youth, young adult and family ministry since 2001 years. For 12 of those years he was one of the pastors of New Life Church of Woodbury, MN where he focused on student ministry, was the lead shepherd for their Saturday night service, served as an elder, led short-term mission trips in Honduras, Panama, Ukraine, New York City, Houston and Tampa. His love for the local church as the bride of Christ continues to play out through his ministry now with LEAD222. Matt's personal legacy statement is To be a Warrior for Christ who passionately leads my family, who genuinely and unconditionally loves people and who develops leaders to go far beyond anything I ever could. Since August of 2014 Matt has been serving with LEAD222. His prayer is to be positioned for maximum influence for God's Kingdom and to bear fruit through intentional life-on-life mentoring and coaching of youth pastors. This is all designed to help youth pastors, youth ministries and churches as a whole be all that they are called by God to be. Through Coaching youth pastors, leading local monthly Gatherings (training/networking combo events), leading the annual training for all of LEAD222’s Coaches and leading mission trips all over North America Matt he seeing those prayers answered!
Kent Bjurstrom

Kent Bjurstrom

Kent Bjurstrom is the pastor of student ministries at Northview Church located in central Indiana with 13 campuses. With over 12 years of student ministry experience in worship and pastoral roles, his desire is to see middle school and high school students enter into a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ and help them put their faith in motion. Kent loves to network and connect with other youth workers to encourage one another and get better together. He blogs and has a number of free resources at www.pastor2youth.com.
Kent and his wife Stephanie have been married for over 14 years. They have 4 children, Trey, Colby, Cayden, and Kaly. Having a house full of children means that there’s never a dull moment and nothing can stay clean for more than 30 seconds. In the very rare downtime, he enjoys watching college football & basketball, playing golf or at least hitting the driving range and playing guitar. He dreams of cage diving with great white sharks at Guadalupe Island!

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