Student Ministry Bios
Pastor of Student Ministries
Lucas joined AOC in July of 2015 as Pastor of Student Ministries. He grew up in a small town in Kansas and came to Christ when he was 15 years old. It was at this time that he felt called to ministry. His passion for working with youth began when he himself was in high school working with his own youth pastor and ministry. He then received his Bachelors at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL and is currently working on his Masters in Ministry Leadership. Lucas is married to Melissa, his partner in ministry and they have a daughter named Paislee. He enjoys basketball, fishing, hunting, movies, books, beef jerky, spending time (especially on road trips) with students and spending time with his family. Lucas says youth ministry is his calling and “don’t waste your life” is his battle cry to students.
Contact Lucas via email or call (512) 891-1643
Director of student ministries
Kirsten joined the AOC youth ministry team in 2012. She was born in San Antonio, and raised north of Atlanta in Acworth, Georgia. Her ministry to students began in high school and has continued in a variety of places and capacities since. Kirsten attended the University of Georgia, where she earned degrees in Journalism and Child and Family Development. She loves to spend her time reading, dancing, and being with friends and family. Kirsten will almost never turn down BBQ from Rudy’s, lattes from Summermoon Coffee, or really any meal with friends.
Contact Kirsten via email or call (512) 891-1655
senior youth resident
After growing up in the youth group at Austin Oaks Church, Amanda began to serve in the Middle School ministry as soon as she graduated high school. She interned for the youth ministry every summer during college, and was able to intern for a full year her last year in college. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Concordia University in 2015. Amanda loves getting to be creative through planning events and creating games. In her free time, she likes to spend quality time with family and friends and read.
Contact Amanda via email or call (512) 891-1612