Lisa Gill — 2018 Houston Cohort

I don’t even know how to put into words how much these people have meant to me this year. I went into The Youth Cartel’s coaching program (YMCP) with Mark Oestreicher expecting to learn and grow in my role as a youth minister, and there is no doubt that has happened. What I didn’t expect was that I would come out the other side a new and better version of myself. I have seen the face of God and heard his voice through this incredible group of friends in ways that I could have never imagined was possible, and I have been so blessed by their witness. We have laughed and cried together, celebrated 2 new beautiful babies, a marriage, and a new job together in the span of just a year. This is what Christian community looks like—loving one another, carrying one another, and being champions for each other. We are forever friends and I am eternally grateful for that truth. This is just the beginning.

– Lisa Gill