CE National has presented its Youth Pastor of the Year award to Todd Shoemaker, the pastor of student ministries at Grace Church Bath Campus in Akron, Ohio (Jeff Bogue, senior pastor).
During this past year under Todd’s leadership, there was an increase in small group attendance of more than 25 percent. Todd has assembled a great team of volunteers who invest weekly into hundreds of students. Over this past year, more than 50 students were baptized and many others come to know Christ. He helped to start The 360 Summer internship experience for teenagers which has 19 students spending their summer serving at Grace Church.
Todd is loved and respected and the church is very thankful for him and his wife, Kadi, and son, Graham. He is passionate about discipleship and investing in the next generation. Todd works hard to ensure that the students from his ministry are plugged into the life of our church. The student ministries sends students and parents to Haiti, Mexico and Urban Hope every summer. You will see his students serving everywhere around our church. That is a huge testament to his hard work and passion for the body of Christ. — from cenational.org