About Me

Hey how are you doing?  

My name is Christopher Wesley and I’m the full time Director of Youth Ministry at Church of the Nativity in Timonium, MD.  That’s right, I get paid to do youth ministry and it is a lot of fun.



This is my blog and it’s focused on helping youth ministers grow and advocate for their youth ministry.  My hope is that you pick up some tools, learn from my failures and receive encouragement to be successful in your youth ministry.

While I’m here to share a little bit about myself I don’t want you to be afraid to reach out and connect with me.  I’m on Twitter and Instagram and you can find me there @chrisrwesley.  Also there is a Facebook community for Marathon Youth Ministry as well.  If you want to stay up to date with posts or any future promotions, don’t be afraid to subscribe below.

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A Little More About Me:

I graduated from Xavier University with a BA in Communications: Electronic Media. I moved to Baltimore after college where I served as a Jesuit Volunteer for a year. During that time, I was a case manager at Chase Brexton, a health care facility located in the heart of Baltimore. After my year of volunteering I felt God’s calling, although not entirely sure of it, into Student Ministry.

In the summer after my year of volunteering, I was hired by Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland as a Middle School Youth Minister. After two years they decided to give me the high school as well. Today I oversee grades 6-12 and young adults (18-29) as the Director of Student Ministry.

While I spend most of my time writing on Marathon Youth Ministry you can also read my posts on Youth Ministry 360 and Download Youth Ministry. I’ve also been published in Group Magazine (July/Aug 2012 edition) and the Immerse Journal (Going Deeper With Doug Pagitts 575 Weeks). My blog is also syndicated through the website Churchleaders.com.

I also want to invite you to join Tom Corcoran (Co-Author Of Rebuilt) and me for the Rebuilt Podcast.  In this podcast we discuss why we do what we do at my parish Church of the Nativity.  You can subscribe here at itunes.

I have been married for six years to my beautiful wife Kate, and together we have two awesome boys Matthew and Benjamin. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, working outside in the yard, hiking, and most especially running.

My Contact Information:
You can contact me by filling out the Contact Me form on the left or follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

  • Toohill Matt


    I’ve read the Rebuilt book, and Rebuilding Youth Ministry. I’m interested in going the small group route. I have several questions about resources, and scheduling I’d like to ask. Is there any way I could call or e-mail, or would asking here be the best forum?