Advent UMC Eagan

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Bio – Grant

grant-spencerRev. Grant Spencer
Youth Pastor
phone: 651.454.3944 ext. 18

Rev. Grant Spencer, our Youth Pastor, has his primary presence with the youth on Sundays as well as additional times for special events, lock-ins and community building. Grant also occasionally can be seen preaching and worship leading where he is likely be the tallest one standing.

Grant is passionate about youth in the church and wants to ensure they know the love that comes from God and how that love can unleash them to love others “wastefully.” With so many pressures coming at youth (and all of us) to love only those that love you, Grant thinks it is vitally important that youth understand their place in God’s love so they can respond with God’s love.

Grant recieved his Masters of Divinity from the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2016 and is an ordained deacon of the United Methodist Church and comes with many years of volunteer youth ministry experience from Hennepin Ave and Fairmont Ave United Methodist churches. Before that, he also had many years of experience in Sea Cadet youth program in Canada.

Grant lives with his amazingly supportive wife of over 20 years, Ilona and his two teenage daughters. When not doing “Youth Stuff” or working his full-time software job, he enjoys reading, video games, and fostering in others a love of board games!