EPC Youth Leader Cohort Update

Youth Ministry Coaching Program with Mark Oestreicher

Student Ministries has an exciting opportunity to tap into the experience and wisdom of one of the countries most recognized youth ministry coaches, Mark Oestreicher (some may know him as EPC World Outreach, Dick Oestreicher’s, bearded son).  In youth ministry circles, Mark is better known as “Marko.”

Marko’s Bio:
“[He] has been involved in church ministry most of his life, particularly with teenagers and youth workers. Marko has a broad experience working in churches, in roles ranging from Junior High Pastor to Executive Pastor.  For 11 years, Marko was at Youth Specialties in San Diego, an organization that trains and equips church youth workers – the last 8 of those years as president. Concurrently, Marko was also a part of the leadership team of Zondervan (Grand Rapids, MI).

Marko has authored or contributed to more than 60 books, including the much-talked-about Youth Ministry 3.0.  Marko is a partner in The Youth Cartel, providing resources, training and coaching for church youth workers.”

In recent years, Marko has developed a new ministry based on his own participation in a life-changing coaching program.  Believing he could have a similar impact on other youth workers around the country, he developed the Youth Ministry Coaching Program.  Marko has agreed to lead a customized coaching program, designed specifically for EPC youth leaders. 

Several EPC youth leaders completed a year-long cohort with Marko and wanted to share about their experience: