In the first of our series looking at different youth ministry contexts Mark and Julianna talk to Angela Kollbaum who has worked with rural youth and families for 25 years. She shares some of the joys and concerns of doing ministry in Rural and Small Town.
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Bio: Angela Kollbaum has been working with rural youth and families for 25 years. Angela is currently serving as the DCE at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison, NE and as a therapist in a local counseling agency. Angela received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology in 1990 from Dana College. She also completed her Master’s in Family Life Education and Ministry in 2011 from Concordia University-Nebraska. She most recently completed her Master’s in Theology with DCE certification from Concordia University-Irvine and a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Concordia University-Wisconsin. Angela is married to Pastor Todd Kollbaum and they count as their greatest blessings, being parents to five pretty amazing kids and grandparents of 3 amazing grandsons. Angela also finds great joy in relationships with countless other youth that are not her biological children.
End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.